Dr Harini Hapuarachchi | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Harini Hapuarachchi

Research Fellow

Harini’s work involves theoretically modelling the interaction between excitons and plasmons and investigating how plasmonic fields could be exploited to control excitons.

PhD (Nanophotonics), Monash University, Clayton, Australia (2019)
BSc (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2015)
Centre Research Themes: 
2. Control of Excitons


Journal Articles
Steinfeld, L.; Cole, J. H.; Hapuarachchi, H. Prospects of Utilizing Quantum Emitters to Control the Absorption of Non‐Noble Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles. Annalen der Physik In Press, 2200327 DOI: 10.1002/andp.202200327. doi: 10.1002/andp.202200327
Nisar, A.; Hapuarachchi, H.; Lermusiaux, L.; Cole, J. H.; Funston, A. M. Controlling Photoluminescence for Optoelectronic Applications via Precision Fabrication of Quantum Dot/Au Nanoparticle Hybrid Assemblies. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022, 5 (3), 3213 - 3228 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c03522. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.1c03522
Hapuarachchi, H.; Campaioli, F.; Cole, J. H. NV-plasmonics: modifying optical emission of an NV- center via plasmonic metal nanoparticles. Nanophotonics 2022, 11 (21), 4919–4927 DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2022-0429. doi: 10.1515/nanoph-2022-0429
Hapuarachchi, H.; Cole, J. H. Influence of a planar metal nanoparticle assembly on the optical response of a quantum emitter. Physical Review Research 2020, 2 (4), 43092 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.043092. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.043092
Gettapola, K.; Hapuarachchi, H.; Stockman, M. I.; Premaratne, M. Control of quantum emitter-plasmon strong coupling and energy transport with external electrostatic fields. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2020, 32 (12), 125301 DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab5bd3. doi: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab5bd3