MBE Heterostructures for Wave Engineering

 

 

Contact:  Aristide Lemaître

C2N has a long experience in the growth of III-V semiconductor heterostructures by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). This family of materials is highly versatile for shaping and manipulating waves of different nature such as photons, phonons, electrons, plasmons, polaritons (mixed light-matter particules). To that end, within the POEM platform, we grow active materials, quantum wells or quantum dots, embedded inside structures for wave confinement, like ridge waveguides, Bragg mirrors and microcavities. Various functionalities may be sought for, such as high quality factor cavities for quantum optics or opto-mechanics, or ultra-short periods superlattices for THz acoustics phonons. 

Projects

We provide here a few examples of actual and past projects mostly developed in collaboration with other teams in France or worldwide. We enjoy very much collaborating on new projects. If interested just drop us an email! Among our successful collaborations we have a long collaboration with the GOSS group at C2N, for which we provide most of their epitaxial heterostructures.

Publications (since 2018)

2020


  • Semi-Dirac Transport and Anisotropic Localization in Polariton Honeycomb Lattices, B. Real, O. Jamadi, M. Milićević, N. Pernet, P. St-Jean, T. Ozawa, G. Montambaux, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, S. Ravets, J. Bloch, and A. Amo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 186601 (2020)

  • Spin–orbit torque switching of a ferromagnet with picosecond electrical pulses, K. Jhuria, J.  Hohlfeld, A. Pattabi, E. Martin, A. Y. Arriola Córdova, X. Shi, R. Lo Conte, S. Petit-Watelot, J.-C. Rojas-Sanchez, G. Malinowski, S. Mangin, A. Lemaître, M. Hehn, J. Bokor, R. B. Wilson & J. Gorchon, Nature Electronics 3, 680 (2020)

  • Deterministic assembly of a charged-quantum-dot–micropillar cavity device, P. Hilaire, C. Millet, J. C. Loredo, C. Antón, A. Harouri, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, N. Somaschi, O. Krebs, P. Senellart, and L. Lanco, Phys. Rev. B 102, 195402

  • Force Sensing with an Optomechanical Self-Oscillator, B. Guha, P.-E. Allain, A. Lemaître, G. Leo, and I. Favero, Phys. Rev. Applied 14, 024079 (2020)

  • Direct observation of photonic Landau levels and helical edge states in strained honeycomb lattices, O. Jamadi, E. Rozas, G. Salerno, M. Milićević, T. Ozawa, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, I. Carusotto, J. Bloch & A. Amo, Light: Science & Applications 9, 144 (2020)

  • Parametric instability in coupled nonlinear microcavities, N. Carlon Zambon, S. R. K. Rodriguez, A. Lemaître, A. Harouri, L. Le Gratiet, I. Sagnes, P. St-Jean, S. Ravets, A. Amo, and J. Bloch, Phys. Rev. A 102, 023526 (2020)

  • Emergence of criticality through a cascade of delocalization transitions in quasiperiodic chains, V. Goblot, A. Štrkalj, N. Pernet, J. L. Lado, C. Dorow, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, I. Sagnes, S. Ravets, A. Amo, J. Bloch & O. Zilberberg, Nature Phys. (2020)
  • Multi-orbital tight binding model for cavity-polariton lattices, F. Mangussi, M. Milićević, I. Sagnes, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, A. Lemaître, J. Bloch, A. Amo and G. Usaj, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 32, 315402 (2020)
  • Excitation Ladder of Cavity Polaritons, T. M. Autry, G. Nardin, C. L. Smallwood, K. Silverman, D. Bajoni, A. Lemaître, S. Bouchoule, J. Bloch, and S. Cundiff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 06740 (2020)
  • Frequency doubling and parametric fluorescence in a four-port aluminum gallium arsenide photonic chip, I. Roland, A. Borne, M. Ravaro, R. De Oliveira, S. Suffit, P. Filloux, A. Lemaître, I. Favero, and G. Leo, Optics Lett. 45, 2878 (2020)
  • Second-Harmonic Generation in Suspended AlGaAs Waveguides: A Comparative Study, I. Roland, M. Ravaro, S. Suffit, P. Filloux, A. Lemaître, I. Favero and G. Leo, Micromachines 11, 229 (2020)
  • Engineering two-photon wavefunction and exchange statistics in a semiconductor chip, S. Francesconi, F. Baboux, A. Raymond, N. Fabre, G. Boucher, A. Lemaître, P. Milman, M. I. Amanti, and S. Ducci, Optica, 7, 316 (2020)
  • Time- and space-resolved nonlinear magnetoacoustic dynamics, M. Kraimia, P. Kuszewski, J.-Y. Duquesne, A. Lemaître, F. Margaillan, C. Gourdon, and L. Thevenard, Phys. Rev. B 101, 144425 (2020) 
  • Reproducibility of High-Performance Quantum Dot Single-Photon Sources, H. Ollivier, I Maillette de Buy Wenniger, S. Thomas, S. C. Wein, A. Harouri, G. Coppola, P. Hilaire, C. Millet, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, O. Krebs, L. Lanco, J. C. Loredo, C. Antón, N. Somaschi, P. Senellart, ACS Photonics 7, 4 (2020)
  • Optomechanical detection of vibration modes of a single bacterium, E. Gil-Santos, J. J. Ruz, O. Malvar, I. Favero, A. Lemaître, P. M. Kosaka, S. García-López, M. Calleja & J. Tamayo, Nature Nano. (2020)
  • Exploring the shear strain contribution to the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of (Ga,Mn)As, M. Kraimia, L. Largeau, K. Boujdaria, B. Croset, C. Mocuta, A. Lemaître, C. Gourdon, and L. Thevenard, J. Appl. Phys.  127, 093901 (2020) 
  • Second-Harmonic Generation in Suspended AlGaAs Waveguides: A Comparative Study, I. Roland, M. Ravaro, S. Suffit, P. Filloux, A. Lemaître, I. Favero and G. Leo, Micromachines 11, 229 (2020) 
  • Generation and symmetry control of quantum frequency combs, G. Maltese, M. I. Amanti, F. Appas, G. Sinnl, A. Lemaître, P. Milman, F. Baboux & S. Ducci, npj Quantum Information 6, 13 (2020)
  • Interfacing scalable photonic platforms: solid-state based multi-photon interference in a reconfigurable glass chip, C. Antón, J. C. Loredo, G. Coppola, H. Ollivier, N. Viggianiello, A. Harouri, N. Somaschi, A. Crespi, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Lanco, R. Osellame, F. Sciarrino, and P. Senellart, Optica 6, 1471 (2020) 

2019


  • Interfacing scalable photonic platforms: solid-state based multi-photon interference in a reconfigurable glass chip, C. Antón, J. C. Loredo, G. Coppola, H. Ollivier, N. Viggianiello, A. Harouri, N. Somaschi, A. Crespi, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Lanco, R. Osellame, F. Sciarrino, and P. Senellart, Optica 6, 1471 (2019)
  • Spontaneous photon-pair generation from a dielectric nanoantenna, G. Marino, A. S. Solntsev, Lei Xu, V. F. Gili, L. Carletti, A. N. Poddubny, M. Rahmani, D. A. Smirnova, Haitao Chen, A. Lemaître, Guoquan Zhang, A. V. Zayats, C. De Angelis, G. Leo, A. A. Sukhorukov, and D. N. Neshev, Optica 6, 1416 (2019)
  • Generation of non-classical light in a photon-number superposition, J. C. Loredo, C. Antón, B. Reznychenko, P. Hilaire, A. Harouri, C. Millet, H. Ollivier, N. Somaschi, L. De Santis, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, L. Lanco, A. Auffèves, O. Krebs & P. Senellart, Nature Phot. 13, 803 (2019)
  • Orbital angular momentum bistability in a microlaser, N. Carlon Zambon, P. St-Jean, A. Lemaître, A. Harouri, L. Le Gratiet, I. Sagnes, S. Ravets, A. Amo, and J. Bloch, Optics Letters 44, 4531 (2019)
  • Nonlinear Polariton Fluids in a Flatband Reveal Discrete Gap Solitons, V. Goblot, B. Rauer, F. Vicentini, A. Le Boité, E. Galopin, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, I. Sagnes, S. Ravets, C. Ciuti, A. Amo, and J. Bloch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 113901 (2019)
  • Dispersion relation of the collective excitations in a resonantly driven polariton fluid, P. Stepanov, I. Amelio, J.-G. Rousset, J. Bloch, A. Lemaître, A. Amo, A. Minguzzi, I. Carusotto and M. Richard, Nature Comm. 10, 3869 (2019)
  • Brillouin scattering in hybrid optophononic Bragg micropillar resonators at 300 GHz, M. Esmann, F. R. Lamberti, A. Harouri, L. Lanco, I. Sagnes, I. Favero, G. Aubin, C. Gomez-Carbonell, A. Lemaître, O. Krebs, P. Senellart, and N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, Optica 7, 854 (2019)
  • Type-III and Tilted Dirac Cones Emerging from Flat Bands in Photonic Orbital Graphene, M. Milićević, G. Montambaux, T. Ozawa, O. Jamadi, B. Real, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, J. Bloch, and A. Amo, Phys. Rev. X 9, 031010 (2019)
  • Real Space Observation of Electronic Coupling between Self-Assembled Quantum Dots, G. Rodary, L. Bernardi, C. David, B. Fain, A. Lemaître, J.-C. Girard, Nano Lett., 19, 3699 (2019)
  • Zero-Order Second Harmonic Generation from AlGaAs-on-Insulator Metasurfaces, G. Marino, C. Gigli, D. Rocco, A. Lemaître, I. Favero, C. De Angelis, and G. Leo, ACS Photonics, 6, 1226 (2019)
  • Three-dimensional trapping of light with light in semiconductor planar microcavities, S. Anguiano, A. A. Reynoso, A. E. Bruchhausen, A. Lemaître, J. Bloch, and A. Fainstein, Phys. Rev. B 99, 19530 (2019)
  • Optically controlling the emission chirality of microlasers, N. Carlon Zambon, P. St-Jean, M. Milićević, A. Lemaître, A. Harouri, L. Le Gratiet, O. Bleu, D. D. Solnyshkov, G. Malpuech, I. Sagnes, S. Ravets, A. Amo & J. Bloch, Nature Photonics 13, 283 (2019)
  • Defect Proliferation at the Quasicondensate Crossover of Two-Dimensional Dipolar Excitons Trapped in Coupled GaAs Quantum Wells, S. Dang, R. Anankine, C. Gomez, A. Lemaître, M. Holzmann, and F. Dubin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 117402 (2019)
  • Coherent generation and detection of acoustic phonons in topological nanocavities, G. Arregui, O. Ortíz, M. Esmann, C. M. Sotomayor-Torres, C. Gomez-Carbonell, O. Mauguin, B. Perrin, A. Lemaître, P. D. García, and N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, APL Photonics, 030805 (2019)
  • Emergence of quantum correlations from interacting fibre-cavity polaritons, G. Muñoz-Matutano, A. Wood, M. Johnsson, X. Vidal, B. Q. Baragiola, A. Reinhard, A. Lemaître, J. Bloch, A. Amo, G. Nogues, B. Besga, M. Richard, T. Volz, Nature Mat. 18, 213 (2019)
  • Overcomplete quantum tomography of a path-entangled two-photon state, L. De Santis, G. Coppola, C. Antón, N. Somaschi, C. Gómez, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, L. Lanco, J. C. Loredo, O. Krebs, and P. Senellart, Phys. Rev. A 99, 022312 (2019)
  • Lasing in optically induced gap states in photonic graphene, M. Milićević, O. Bleu, D. Solnyshkov, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, L. Le Gratiet, A. Harouri, J. Bloch, G. Malpuech, A. Amo, SciPost Phys. 5, 064 (2018)
  • Quantum well photoelastic comb for ultra-high frequency cavity optomechanics, V. Villafañe, S. Anguiano, A. E. Bruchhausen, G. Rozas, J. Bloch, C. Gomez Carbonell, A. Lemaître and A. Fainstein, Quantum Sci. Technol. 4, 014011 (2019)
  • Scaling rules in optomechanical semiconductor micropillars, S. Anguiano, P. Sesin, A. E. Bruchhausen, F. R. Lamberti, I. Favero, M. Esmann, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, P. Senellart, and A. Fainstein, Phys. Rev. A 98, 063810 (2018)

2018


  • Unstable and stable regimes of polariton condensation, F. Baboux, D. De Bernardis, V. Goblot, V. N. Gladilin, C. Gomez, E. Galopin, L. Le Gratiet, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, I. Carusotto, M. Wouters, A. Amo, and J. Bloch, Optica 5, 1163 (2018)
  • Topological acoustics in coupled nanocavity arrays, M. Esmann, F. R. Lamberti, A. Lemaître, and N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, Phys. Rev. B 98, 161109(R) (2018)
  • Spin relaxation of indirect excitons in asymmetric coupled quantum wells, C. Abbas, F. Chiaruttini, S. Cronenberger, D. Scalbert, F. Dubin, A. Lemaître, M. Vladimirova, Superlattices and Microstructures 122, 643 (2018)
  • Dark-bright exciton coupling in asymmetric quantum dots, S. Germanis, P. Atkinson, R. Hostein, C. Gourdon, V. Voliotis, A. Lemaître, M. Bernard, F. Margaillan, S. Majrab, and B. Eble, Phys. Rev. B 98, 155303 (2018)
  • Optical Probing of Rayleigh Wave Driven Magnetoacoustic Resonance, P. Kuszewski, J.-Y. Duquesne, L. Becerra, A. Lemaître, S. Vincent, S. Majrab, F. Margaillan, C. Gourdon, and L. Thevenard, Phys. Rev. Applied 10, 034036 (2018)
  • Metal-dielectric hybrid nanoantennas for efficient frequency conversion at the anapole mode, V. F. Gili, L. Ghirardini, D. Rocco, G. Marino, I. Favero, I. Roland, G. Pellegrini, L Duò, M. Finazzi, L. Carletti, A. Locatelli, A. Lemaître, D. Neshev, C. De Angelis, G. Leo and M. Celebrano, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., 9, 2306–2314 (2018)
  • Temporal coherence of spatially indirect excitons across Bose–Einstein condensation: the role of free carriers, R. Anankine, S. Dang, M. Beian, E. Cambril, C. Gomez Carbonell, A. Lemaître and F. Dubin, New J. Phys. 20, 073049 (2018)
  • Optical cavity mode dynamics and coherent phonon generation in high-Q micropillar resonators, S. Anguiano, A. E. Bruchhausen, I. Favero, I. Sagnes, A. Lemaître, N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, and A. Fainstein Phys. Rev. A 98, 013816 (2018)
  • Resonant magneto-acoustic switching: influence of Rayleigh wave frequency and wavevector, P. Kuszewski, I. S. Camara, N. Biarrotte, L. Becerra, J. von Bardeleben, W. Savero Torres, A. Lemaître, C. Gourdon, J.-Y. Duquesne and L. Thevenard, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 30, 244003 (2018)
  • Microscopic Nanomechanical Dissipation in Gallium Arsenide Resonators, M. Hamoumi, P. E. Allain, W. Hease, E. Gil-Santos, L. Morgenroth, B. Gérard, A. Lemaître, G. Leo, and I. Favero, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 223601 (2018)
  • Accurate measurement of a 96% input coupling into a cavity using polarization tomography, P. Hilaire, C. Antón, C. Kessler, A. Lemaître, I. Sagnes, N. Somaschi, P. Senellart, and L. Lanco, Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 201101 (2018)
  • Optoelectronic forces with quantum wells for cavity optomechanics in GaAs/AlAs semiconductor microcavities, V. Villafañe, P. Sesin, P. Soubelet, S. Anguiano, A. E. Bruchhausen, G. Rozas, C. Gomez Carbonell, A. Lemaître, and A. Fainstein, Phys. Rev. B 97, 195306 (2018)
  • Towards an integrated AlGaAs waveguide platform for phase and polarisation shaping, G. Maltese, Y. Halioua, A. Lemaître, C. Gomez-Carbonell, E. Karimi, P. Banzer and S. Ducci, J. Opt. 20, 05LT01(2018)
  • Topological nanophononic states by band inversion, M. Esmann, F. R. Lamberti, P. Senellart, I. Favero, O. Krebs, L. Lanco, C. Gomez Carbonell, A. Lemaître, and N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura, Phys. Rev. B 97, 155422 (2018)
  • Retrapping of carrier emission in photoluminescence decay time in InAlAs quantum dots with different thickness, A. Ben Daly, F. Bernardot, T. Barisien, A. Lemaître, M.A. Maaref, C. Testelin, Optical Materials 78, 126 (2018)
  • On-chip III-V monolithic integration of heralded single photon sources and beamsplitters, J. Belhassen, F. Baboux, Q. Yao, M. Amanti, I. Favero, A. Lemaître, W. S. Kolthammer, I. A. Walmsley, and S. Ducci, Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 071105 (2018)
  • Resonance fluorescence revival in a voltage-controlled semiconductor quantum dot, A. Reigue, A. Lemaître, C. Gomez Carbonell, Ch. Ulysse, K. Merghem, S. Guilet, R. Hostein, and V. Voliotis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 073103 (2018)
  • Nonlinear Polariton Localization in Strongly Coupled Driven-Dissipative Microcavities, S. R. K. Rodriguez, A. Amo, I. Carusotto, I. Sagnes, L. Le Gratiet, E. Galopin, A. Lemaître, and J. Bloch, ACS Photonics, 5, 95 (2018)
  • Quantum-size Dependence of Fine Structure and Spin Lifetime in Self-assembled InAlAs/AlGaAs Quantum Dots, A. Sahli, A. Melliti, M. A. Maaref, A. Lemaître, C. Testelin, Silicon 10, 147 (2018)
  • Spin temperature concept verified by optical magnetometry of nuclear spins, M. Vladimirova, S. Cronenberger, D. Scalbert, I. I. Ryzhov, V. S. Zapasskii, G. G. Kozlov, A. Lemaître, and K. V. Kavokin, Phys. Rev. B 97, 041301(R) (2018)

Collaborations

C2N partners

Academic partners

  • MPQ - Paris
  • INSP - Paris
  • IJL - Nancy
  • L2C - Montpellier
  • ILM - Lyon
  • LPA - Paris
  • Institut Balseiro - San Carlos de Bariloche - Argentine

Industrial partners

Fundings

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