Our most recent work on "picophotonics" has been featured in Purdue News which says "Light-matter interaction in materials is central to several photonic devices from lasers to detectors. Over the past decade, nanophotonics, the study of how light flows on the nanometer scale in engineered structures such as photonic crystals and metamaterials have led to important advances. This interaction can be captured within the realm of classical theory of atomic matter. In a latest work from our group, we discovered new waves with picometer-scale spatial variations of electromagnetic fields which can propagate in semiconductors like silicon. The current finding leading to picophotonics was made possible by a major leap forward in understanding of the quantum nature of atomistic response in matter."
The team consists of Dr. Sathwik Bharadwaj, Dr. Todd Van Mechelen and Prof. Zubin Jacob. This work was published recently in Physical Review Applied.
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