Photonics Seminar Series: Prof. Anton Nalitov (University of Wolverhampton, ITMO University)

On the 29th antonnalitov_photoof June 2022, as part of the Photonics Seminar Series, we will have the pleasure to have Prof. Anton Nalitov discuss “Optically trapped polariton condensates in magnetic fields“. The event will be hosted in person at the new campus and on-line on Microsoft Teams.

When:  On the 29th of June 2022 at 17:00 MSK time
Where: New campus room E-B2-3006 / Microsoft Teams

About the speaker:
Prof. Anton Nalitov graduated from St Petersburg Academic University (now Alferov University) in 2012. He followed his masters with a PhD in theoretical physics in Clermont-Ferrand in 2015. He then continued as a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Southampton and a research fellow at the University of Iceland and ITMO University in St Petersburg. He is since 2019 a lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, and remains a Research Associate at ITMO.

Nonequilibrium polariton condensates, or quantum fluids of light, are created by various methods. One of them stands out: nonresonantly pumped non-Hermitian annular traps simultaneously feed and confine polariton condensates. Moreover, they provide many handles over condensate degrees of freedom: polarization and angular momentum. Some of these will be discussed with the focus on emergent effective and real externally applied magnetic fields.