Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics of light-matter coupling (CLAQUE) is a project:

  • funded by the Spanish MINECO (contract FIS2015-64951-R)
  • under the Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
  • with Principal Investigators: Antonio Fernández Domínguez and Elena del Valle Reboul
  • running from January 2016 to 2019.


CLAQUE is a collaborative theoretical project designed by a team of young, leading scientists which aims to address open, fundamental and technologically-oriented problems involving classical and quantum aspects of light and light-matter interactions. CLAQUE brings together complementary areas of expertise to address currently open problems in nano- and quantum-optics. It aims at setting on foot exploratory strategies with potential ground-breaking implications, and opening new fronts of research by merging different approaches to closely related problems. The project focuses on novel phenomena emerging from the tuning and optimization of quantum correlations [1] in exciton-plasmon, and other hybrid light confining, platforms [2].

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[1] C. Sanchez Muñoz, E. del Valle, A. González-Tudela, K. Müller, S. Lichtmannecker, M. Kaniber, C. Tejedor, J. J. Finley and F. P. Laussy, Nat. Photon., 8, 550 (2014).

[2] R.-Q. Li, D. Hernangómez-Pérez, F. J. García-Vidal and A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 107401 (2016).


Papers published

1. The colored Hanbury Brown--Twiss effect, B. Silva, A. González Tudela, C. Sánchez Muñoz, D. Ballarini, G. Gigli, K. W. West, L. Pfeiffer, E. del Valle, D. Sanvitto, F. P. Laussy. Sci. Rep. 6, 37980 (2016)

2. Homogeneous Metamaterial Description of Localized Spoof Plasmons in Spiral Geometries, Z. Liao, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, et al., ACS Phot. 3, 1788 (2016)

3. Transformation Optics Approach to Plasmon-Exciton Strong Coupling in Nanocavities, Rui-Qi Li, D. Hernangómez-Pérez, F. J. García-Vidal, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 107401 (2016)

4. Excitation with quantum light. I. Exciting a harmonic oscillator, J. C. López Carreño and F. P. Laussy, Phys. Rev. A 94, 063825 (2016)

5. Excitation with quantum light. II. Exciting a two-level system, J. C. López Carreño, C. Sánchez Muñoz, E. del Valle, F. P. Laussy, Phys. Rev. A 94, 063826 (2016)

6. Toward Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Hybrid Photon Gap-Plasmon States, F. Todisco et al., ACS Nano 19, 113660 (2016)

7. Structure of the harmonic oscillator in the space of n-particle Glauber correlators, E. Zubizarreta Casalengua, J. C. López Carreño, E. del Valle, and F. P. Laussy, Journal of Mathematical Physics 58, 062109 (2017) (arXiv:1607.03976)

8. Photon Correlations from the Mollow Triplet, J. C. López Carreño, E. del Valle, F. P. Laussy, Laser Photonics Rev. 1700090 (2017) (arXiv:1704.03220)

9. Classical and Ab Initio Plasmonics Meet at Sub-nanometric Noble Metal Rods, R. Sinha-Roy, P. García-González, H.-C. Weissker, F. Rabilloud and A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, ACS Photonics 4, 1484 (2017).

10. Revisiting the boundary conditions for surface second harmonic generation at metal-dielectric interface, N. R. Kothakapu, P. Y. Chen, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez and Y. Sivan, JOSA B 34, 1824 (2017).

11. Aluminum Nanotripods for Light-Matter Coupling Robust to Nanoemitter Orientation, V. Pachecho-Peña, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez, Y. Luo, M. Beruete and M. Navarro-Cia, Laser and Photonics Reviews (accepted, 2017).

In progress

P1. Entangling one polariton with a photon: effect of interactions on a single-polariton quantum state, Álvaro Cuevas, Blanca Silva, Juan Camilo López Carreño, Milena de Giorgi, Carlos Sánchez Muñoz, Antonio Fieramosca, Daniel Gustavo Suárez Forero, Filippo Cardano, Lorenzo Marrucci, Vittorianna Tasco, Giorgio Biasiol, Elena del Valle, Lorenzo Dominici, Dario Ballarini, Giuseppe Gigli, Paolo Mataloni, Fabrice P. Laussy, Fabio Sciarrino, Daniele Sanvitto. arXiv:1609.01244 (submitted, 2017).

P2. Criterion for Single Photon Sources, J. C. López Carreño, E. Zubizarreta Casalengua, E. del Valle, F. P. Laussy. arXiv:1610.06126 (submitted, 2017).

P3. Frequency-resolved Monte Carlo, J. C. López Carreño, E. del Valle, F. P. Laussy, arXiv:1705.10978 (submitted, 2017).

P4. Filtering Multiphoton Emission from State-of-the-Art Cavity QED, C. Sánchez Muñoz, F. P. Laussy, E. del Valle, C. Tejedor, Alejandro González-Tudela, arXiv:1707.03690 (submitted, 2017).

P5. Plasmon-Exciton Coupling in Symmetry-Broken Nano-Optical Cavities, R.-Q. Li, F. J. García-Vidal, and A. I. Fernández-Domínguez (submitted, 2017).

P6. Super-Planckian Far-Field Radiative Heat Transfer, V. Fernández-Hurtado, A. I. Fernández-Domíguez, J. Feist, F. J. García-Vidal, and J. C. Cuevas arXiv:1708.06191 (submitted, 2017).

P7. Enhancing Photon Correlations through Plasmonic Strong Coupling, R. Sáez-Blazquez, J. Feist, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez and F. J. García-Vidal, arXiv:1701.08964 (submitted, 2017).

P7. Strong Plasmonic Enhancements of Single Molecule Photostability in Silver Dimer Optical Antenna, I. Kaminska, C. Vietz, A. Cuartero-Gonzákez, P. Tinnefeld, A. I. Fernández-Domínguez and G. P. Acuña (submitted, 2017).