Welcome to the Home of Experimental Nanophotonics Research at ISU!
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.
December 2022, Our work on "Nanophotonic Effects in Mid-index Mesoscale Materials" is published in Advanced Optical Materials!
July 2022, We have been awarded $288, 202 from the Div. of Material Research (DMR), National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award # 2208240) to unravel nanophotonic phenomena in mesoscale dielectric particles!
February 2022, Our work with Biswas Lab on "Fabrication of TiO2 nanodot films" is published in Journal of Applied Physics!
August 2021, We are awarded $403,900 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award # 2116612) for acquisition for Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) at ISU!
March 2020, Our manuscript on "Non-radiating Optical Anapoles" is published in the Physical Review Letters!
January 2020, Our article on "Selective excitation and enhancement of multipolar resonances in dielectric nanospheres" was published and chosen as "Cover Article" in the Journal of Applied Physics!
We acknowledge supports from the Division of Material Research (DMR), National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding our research (Award # 2208240 and Award # 2116612)