WP1 Fabrication and basic characterisation of hybrid organic liquid crystal microcavities [IBM]
Optical modelling of vertical microcavity structures including liquid crystal and gain layers. Fabrication of organic microcavities including liquid crystal layer for micro-structuration and tunability. WP1 covers the materials’ engineering and fabrication activities in TopoLight.
WP2 Polarisation-resolved linear regime and spatial control over spin-textures [UW]
The electrical control over topological textures (vortices, skyrmions, etc.) of light polarisation in linear strong-coupling regime due to induced splitting of photonic modes in birefringent microcavities and modification of photon spin-orbit interaction. WP2 covers the research on polarisation-resolved linear regime and spatial control over spin-textures of light in hybrid organic liquid crystal microcavities samples
WP3 Polariton condensates with spin-orbit coupling [UoS]
Demonstration of electrically controlled polariton condensates in organic liquid crystal microcavities. WP3 covers the non-linear characterisation of the structures fabricated in WP1. Demonstration of polariton condensates in tuneable hybrid organic liquid crystal microcavities is essential for the study of topological states/engineering in lattices/arrays
WP4 Creation of topologically protected chiral edge modes [CNRS]
Demonstration of polariton condensates in hybrid organic liquid crystal microcavities, demonstration of polariton condensates in coupled organic liquid crystal microcavities, control of polariton lattice couplings with external electric fields
WP5,6 Project management and dissemeination [UW]
Administrative management, communication between partners and dissemination of TopoLight results in scientific and public domains.