Photonics and Quantum Physics

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Koray Aydin

Investigate optical metamaterials, plasmonics, and solid-state nanophotonics to understand the interaction between light and nanoscale photonic materials and to control these interactions.

Picture: Metasurfaces consisting of silver plasmonic antenna arrays and broadband gradient interfacial phase shifts for arbitrary bending reflection directions.


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Venkat Chandrasekhar

Superconductivity, nano-magnetics, carbon nano-tubes and graphene, epitaxial complex oxides, and low-temperature scanning microscopy.

Picture: Sample used to measure the cross-correlation noise from quantum coherence.


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Matthew Grayson

Engineer semiconductor nano-systems where interactions can be controlled and studied.

Picture: Electron valleys.


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William Halperin

Superfluid 3He at low temperature.

Picture: 3He’s imaginary squashing mode, Frequencies as a function of temperature.   (From publication)

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Seng-Tiong Ho

Nano-photonics, organic photonics, photonic materials, device simulation, ultra-fast non-linear photonics, and quantum optics

Picture: A micro-disk and a micro-ring resonator. (From publication)


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John Ketterson

Plasmonics, cuprous oxide excitons, nonlinear optics, ferromagnetic dot vortices, and cold trapped atoms.

Picture: Edge localized modes for a circular antidote lattice. (From publication)

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Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Nonintrusive materials characterization, structural health monitoring, photo-acoustics (laser ultrasonics), micro-optical sensors, and optical metrology.

Picture:Anisotropic wrinkle formation on shape memory polymer substrates.


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Hooman Mohseni

Infrared detectors and vision systems, nano-scale lasers, visible to terahertz plasmonics, and novel nano-processing.

Picture: Quantum well infrared detector pillars.

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John Rogers Group

Ultrathin, micro-scale single or multi-junction solar cells and high performance inorganic light emitting diodes from wafer-based sources of material, using epitaxial liftoff, controlled fracture, anisotropic etching and other techniques.

Picture: An ultrathin, ‘injectable’ class of cellular-scale optoelectronics threaded through the eye of a needle.

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Nathaniel Stern

Quantum nanophotonics and magnetism.  Light-matter interaction in 2D materials.

Picture: A ring resonator and a waveguide.


Acknowledgement Statement for Publications

This work utilized Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB), which is partially supported by Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource (NSF ECCS-1542205), the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NSF DMR-1720139), the State of Illinois, and Northwestern University.