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Mr Yago Del Valle-Inclan Redondo

Mr Yago Del Valle-Inclan Redondo

Winton Scholar

Supervisor: Prof Jeremy Baumberg

Nanophotonic Group


Biography:

BSc in Physics, University College London, 2010-2013

MASt in Physics, University of Cambridge, 2013-2014

Research Interests

Microcavity polaritons

Polaritons are half-light, half-matter quasiparticles that appear from strong photon-exciton coupling in quantum wells confined inside microcavities. Due to their light mass, they are able to condense into macroscopic quantum states, forming a 2D quantum condensate that is highly addressable by optical means. Together with their strong nonlinearity and dissipation, they allow for investigation of highly degenerate many body physics in a novel environment.

My current work concentrates on studying quantum phase transitions in controllable and addressable lattices of polaritons.