Welcome to the Home of Experimental Nanophotonics Research at ISU!

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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.


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We acknowledge supports from the Division of Material Research (DMR), National Science Foundation (NSF) for funding our research (Award # 2208240 and Award # 2116612)