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Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS

Professor Jeremy Baumberg, FRS

Professor of Nanophotonics

Director of the Nanophotonics Centre

Office Phone: 01223 337441

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Research Interests

I am interested in constructing nano-materials with unusual interactions with light, especially ones that can be fabricated on a large scale which can lead to practical use. I have developed a range of unusual nanophotonics including kilometre-scale polymer opals, and am exploring what happens when we confine light to 1nm volumes or below, for probing single molecules and reactions. I have also explored how coherent and quantum properties can be manipulated by nano-structuring semiconductors, producing unusual condensates which can work at room temperature.

Key Publications

"Nanoparticle-tuned Structural Colour from Polymer Opals". O.L.J. Pursiainen, J.J. Baumberg, H. Winkler, B. Viel, T. Ruhl, Opt. Exp. 15, 9553 (2007)

"Room temperature polariton lasing in semiconductor microcavities". S. Christopoulos, G. Baldassarri, P.G. Lagoudakis, A. Grundy, AV Kavokin, JJ Baumberg, G. Christmann, R. Butte, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, N. Grandjean, Physical Review Letters, 98, 126405 (2007)

"Plasmonic bandgaps and Trapped Plasmons on Nanostructured Metal Surfaces". T.A. Kelf, Y. Sugawara, J.J. Baumberg, M. Abdelsalam and P.N. Bartlett, Physical Review Letters 95, 116802 (2005)

"Angle-resonant Stimulated polariton amplifier". P.G. Savvidis, J.J. Baumberg, R.M. Stevenson, M.S. Skolnick, D.M. Whittaker and J.S. Roberts, Physical Review Letters,  84, 1547 (2000)

"Complete photonic bandgaps in 12-fold symmetric quasicrystals". M.E. Zoorob, M.B.D. Charlton, G.J. Parker, J.J. Baumberg and M.C. Netti, Nature 404, 740 (2000)