My research focuses on the controlled coupling of individual organic dye molecules to photonic circuitry made from dielectric waveguides with subwavelength cross sections. The long-term goal of the project is to generate and investigate polaritonic states formed by several molecules coupled via the waveguide circuitry.
Nanoscopic charge fluctuations in a gallium phosphide waveguide measured by single molecules
Physical Review Letters 126 133602 (2021) | Journal
Coherent coupling of single molecules to on-chip ring resonators
New Journal of Physics 21 062002 (2019) | Journal
Turning a molecule into a coherent two-level quantum system
Nature Physics 15 483-489 (2019) | Journal
Dominik Rattenbacher studied physics in the "Physics Advanced Programme" at the Universities of Erlangen and Regensburg from 2013 to 2018. After a research stay at the Ultrafast and Attosecond Science group of Prof. Wörner at ETH Zurich, he started his Master thesis on "Spectroscopic investigation of two molecules coupled via a dielectric waveguide" at the MPL. The work of his PHD thesis is a direct continuation of this project and aims at coupling several molecules efficiently via a nanophotonic circuit.