When optical components are reduced to the nanoscale, they exhibit interesting properties that can be harnessed to create new devices. For example, imagine a block of material with thin layers of alternating materials. This creates a periodic arrangement of alternating dielectric constants, forming a "photonic crystal" that is analogous to the electronic crystals used in semiconductor devices. Photonic crystals, along with quantum dots and other devices patterned at the nanoscale, may form the basis for sensors and switches used in computers and telecommunications. More information on Nanophotonics can be found here.
Dr. Ali Imran
Exploring Synthetic Quantum Materials in Superconducting Circuits
30 Apr 2020 |
Superconducting circuits have emerged as a competitive platform for quantum computation, satisfying the challenges of controllability, long coherence and strong interactions. I will show our recent experiments to apply this toolbox to the exploration of strongly correlated quantum materials made...
Mini Course: Energy-Efficient Optical Interconnect
17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Center for E3S, Christopher Lalau Keraly, Michael Eggleston
Chris Keraly and Michael Eggleston, former PhD students at UC Berkeley, lead a mini course on Nano-Photonics and Optical Interconnects. This mini-course consists of three lectures.
Optical Hyperspace: Light in Hyperbolic Materials
14 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Evgenii Narimanov
Hyperbolic metamaterias are strongly anisotropic composite media that behave as either metals or dielectrics in different directions. They can be fabricated n many different ways, such as metallic layers that are separated from each other by thin dielectric spacers, or using arrays of parallel...
Oct 17 2019
Integrated Nanophotonics: The Transition to High-Volume Manufacturing and Implications for Workforce Education
Towards Quantum Information Processing with Atom-Filled Hollow-Core Fibres
10 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Ben Sparkes
I will present results from our experiments aiming for efficient, coherent and noiseless storage of high-bandwidth optical pulses in warm rubidium-filled HCPCFs using the off-resonance cascade absorption (ORCA) technique.
3 min Research Talk: Plasmonic Core-Multishell Nanowires for Optical Applications
26 Sep 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Raheem Carless
ED lights and technology are being used more often in today’s society. Compared to traditional illumination they are far more reliable and efficient, in the sense that they last longer, are environmentally friendly, and most importantly, they reduce energy waste.
How Plasmonic Materials Make Light Work at Nanoscale
16 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Boltasseva
Research in Xu’s Group
07 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Xianfan Xu
Anant Singh Raghuvanshi