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Work E-mail: jean-michel.menard@uOttawa.ca
Research conducted in our group focuses on improving the general understanding of quantum interactions in solid state and developing ultrafast optical tools to manipulate them. Most specifically, experimental techniques based on time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy allow us to investigate highly dynamical phenomena such as Bose-Einstein condensation of polaritons in semiconductor microcavities and quantum phase transitions in strongly correlated materials.
- J.-M. Ménard, C. Poellman, M. Porer, E. Galopin, A. Lemaître, A. Amo, J. Bloch, and R. Huber. Revealing the dark side of a bright exciton–polariton condensate. Nature Communications 5, 4648 (2014)
- M. Porer, U. Leierseder, J.-M. Ménard, H. Dachraoui, L. Mouchliadis, I. E. Perakis, U. Heinzmann, J. Demsar, K. Rossnagel and R. Huber. Non-thermal separation of electronic and structural orders in a persisting charge density wave. Nature Materials 13, 857 (2014)
- C. Poellmann, U. Leierseder, E. Galopin, A. Lemaître, A. Amo, J. Bloch, R. Huber and J.-M. Ménard. Microcavity design for low threshold polariton condensation with ultrashort optical pulse excitation. Journal of Applied Physics 117, 205702 (2015)
- J.-M. Ménard and P. St.J. Russell. Phase-matched electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation in Xe-filled hollow-core PCF. Optics Letters 40, 3679 (2015)