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ZHENG Jia-lu, DAI Zhi-gao, HU Guang-wei, OU Qing-dong, ZHANG Jin-rui, GAN Xue-tao, QIU Cheng-wei, BAO Qiao-liang. Twisted van der Waals materials for photonics[J]. Chinese Optics, 2021, 14(4): 812-822. doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0023
Citation: ZHENG Jia-lu, DAI Zhi-gao, HU Guang-wei, OU Qing-dong, ZHANG Jin-rui, GAN Xue-tao, QIU Cheng-wei, BAO Qiao-liang. Twisted van der Waals materials for photonics[J]. Chinese Optics, 2021, 14(4): 812-822. doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0023

Twisted van der Waals materials for photonics

doi: 10.37188/CO.2021-0023
Funds:  Supported by Shenzhen Nanshan District Pilotage Team Program (No. LHTD20170006); the Natural Science Foundation Research Project of Shaanxi Province (No. 2021JQ-603)
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  • Polaritons are half-light, half-matter quasi-particles formed by the interaction of light and different polarons. They can be applied for light-control at sub-wavelength scales and have shown intriguing potential for optical imaging, enhanced nonlinear optics and novel metamaterial design. Recent advances in the twistronics of two-dimensional van der Waals materials have enabled a vast variety of extraordinary phenomena associated with moiré physics, which also inspired new direction for the research of polaritons. In this article, we briefly review the rise of “twist-photonics”, including plasmon polaritons in twisted graphene system, exciton polaritons in a twisted transition-metal dichalcogenide system and phonon polaritons in a twisted h-BN and α-MoO3 system. Twist van der Waals materials may offer new directions to manipulate light-matter interactions at nanoscale.


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