Hybridizing Light and Matter – Consequences for Chemical and Material Sciences
Professor Thomas W. Ebbesen
University of Strasbourg
Over the past decade, the possibility of manipulating material and chemical properties by using hybrid light-matter states has stimulated considerable interest. After introducing the fundamental concepts, examples of modified properties of strongly coupled systems, such as chemical reactivity, charge and energy transport, and magnetism will be given to illustrate the broad potential of light-matter states.