Optics & Photonics

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Research in Optics and Photonics relies on a synergy of fundamental physics, materials science, numerical modeling, and device applications. Research in this area has diverse applications, such as ultra-high resolution imaging, photovoltaics, sensing, quantum cryptography and secure communications.


Centers and Laboratories

  • Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics
  • Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Lab
  • Nano-Optics and Biophotonics Lab
  • MT.POET: Mid-infrared and Terahertz Photonic and Opto-Electronic Technologies Lab

Current Projects

The Hybrid Integration of Plasmonic Interferometer Sensors and Active Optoelectronic Devices on a Single Microfluidic Chip ● Circular Plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Low cost and Multiplexed Biosensing  ● Graded polymeric photonic bandgap gratings for compact multispectral analyzers ● On-chip super absorbers for ultra-high speed photodetectors and ultra-thin-film photon harvesting applications  ● Electronics Laboratory in Distance Learning Environment  ● Spin-Optics in Metamaterials ● Submicron Remote Imaging using Specialty Fiber Coupled Hyperlens  ●  Light Filamentation Science  ● Photonic Metamaterials Enabled Multidimensional Quantum Communication ● Chaotic Metamaterial Cavities  ● Development of direct laser writing and patterning of planar polymer-based metamaterials with subwavelength resolution  ●  Development of microfluidic-based biosensors, optical and magnetic functionality  ●  Design of optical-based methods for separating and sorting particles and biologics in microfluidic systems, laser tweezing  ●  Optimization of pulsed-laser photothermal heat generation and transport in micro-and nanoscale materials with applications to cancer therapy  ●  Development of Inkjet-based methods for highthroughput patterned deposition of functional materials e.g. printed electronics ●  Magnetic applications: design of rear-earth magnet devices, bioapplications of magnetic particles  ●