Welcome to the Home of Nanophotonics Research at the Illinois State University!
OUR THEME: 
    

Our research is at the nexus of nanotechnology and optics! We use light to excite single nanostructures (a few tens of nano-meters in dimensions!); and probe their interactions with light using optical spectroscopy. Currently, we are looking into the possibility of enhancement and control of "magnetic" light-matter interactions in high-index dielectric nanoparticles, metamaterials, rare earth ions, etc. For more details, see RESEARCH.

HIGHLIGHTED NEWS:
  • June 2018, Manna Lab receives funding from the Div Of Electrical, Commun & Cyber Sys, National Science Foundation to excite "Non-radiating Nano-sphere"!
  • June 2018, Our collaborative work with Biswas Lab on "TiO2 nanodot films" is published in J. Phys. Chem. C!
  • March 2018, Brighton receives Jesse Award to conduct experimental research!
  • Nov 2017, Daniel makes a poster presentation on "Selective magnetic dipole transition in Eu3+ ions" at 2017 Fall meeting of APS Prairie Section!
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OUR SPONSOR:

We acknowledge the support from the ELECT, PHOTONICS, & MAG DEVICE (EPMD), Division of Electrical, Communication & Cyber System (ECCS), National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding our research (Award # 1809410)!






RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY:    

We are currently looking for motivated students to join our group. If you are interested in experimental research, send an email to Dr. Uttam Manna at umanna@ilstu.edu.