Name   Fabrice Laussy
Job Title   Principal Lecturer
Faculty   Faculty of Science and Engineering
School   School of Sciences
Subject(s)   Physics
Tel   01902 322270

‌‌Fabrice Laussy Photo

Theoretical physicist working on light-matter interactions, particularly at the few-particle level and in materials boosting their coupling so as to power future technologies. Actively seeking one route towards working and useful quantum computers based on "molecules of light and matter", known as polaritons.  Made significant contributions to the quantum theory of polariton lasers, Bose condensation, superfluidity and superconductivity of exciton-polaritons. Designed a new source of quantum light: the bundler, that replaces the fundamental brick of light, the photon, by a group (or bundle) of a tunable integer number of them.  Co-author of an authoritative textbook in the field, "Microcavities". Considerable research experience throughout Europe, starting as a PhD of Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, 2005, then research associate at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), 2006, at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), 2007, at the University of Southampton (UK), 2008-2009, Marie Curie fellow at the Walter Schottky Institut of the Technische Universität München, Germany, 2010-2012, and Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), 2012-2016, before joining the University of Wolverhampton in 2017 as Director of Studies for Physics. Recipient of several Research grants, including Marie Curie IEF (both as fellow and scientist in charge) and Principal Investigator of a node in an ERC starting grant. Directed 3 defended Ph. D theses (1 in progress) and supervised countless young researchers. Passionate about teaching at the University level to continuously rediscover and study with younger generations and scientists of tomorrow the bases of Physics. Main mission is to advance knowledge. Hobbies include chess, going everywhere and collecting collections.

Quantum optics

Condensed matter physics


Light-matter interactions

Cavity QED



University of Wolverhampton

IOP (MInstP)

Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP)

Russian Quantum Center

Over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals. Selection of ten notable works (See for a full list):



A Kavokin, JJ Baumberg, G Malpuech, FP Laussy

Oxford University Press, 2007 (1st ed), 2011 (revised paperback), 2017 (2nd ed).


Collective fluid dynamics of a polariton condensate in a semiconductor microcavity

A Amo, D Sanvitto, FP Laussy et al.

Nature 457 (7227), 291-295, 2009


Emitters of N-photon bundles

C Sanchez Muñoz et al.

Nature photonics 8 (7), 550-555, 2014


Excitation with quantum light.

JC Lopez Carreño et al.

Series in Physical Review (letters and 5 papers in A, two already published: 94 (6), 063825 & 063826, 2016)



Polaritonic Rabi and Josephson Oscillations

A Rahmani & FP Laussy

Scientific Reports 6, 28930, 2016


Mollow triplet under incoherent pumping

E del Valle & FP Laussy

Physical review letters 105 (23), 233601, 2010.


Strong coupling of quantum dots in microcavities

FP Laussy, E del Valle, C Tejedor

Physical review letters 101 (8), 083601, 2008


Exciton-polariton mediated superconductivity

FP Laussy, AV Kavokin, IA Shelykh

Physical review letters 104 (10), 106402, 2010


Self-interfering wave packets

D Colas & FP Laussy

Physical review letters 116 (2), 026401, 2016


Regimes of strong light-matter coupling under incoherent excitation

E del Valle & FP Laussy

Physical Review A 84 (4), 043816, 2010

Possible PhD Projects

-          Design and engineering of tomorrow’s sources of light

-          Quantum gates with strongly interacting polaritons