We imagine a world where diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and tuberculosis are detected and cured with light; where solar cells provide abundant clean energy; and where cell phones compute at the speed of light. We then strive to make that future a reality through development of new nanophotonic materials, methods, and devices.
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September 7: Congratulations to Dayne, Briley and Daniel on the publication of “Advancing plasmon-induced selectivity in chemical transformations with optically coupled transmission electron microscopy” in Accounts of Chemical Research! Read the article
July 7: Congratulations to Shing Shing on the publication of “Interpretable Classification of Bacterial Raman Spectra with Knockoff Wavelets” in IEEE Xplore! Read the article
July 1: The group welcomes its newest postdoctoral researcher, Cody McCoy, to Stanford and the D-lab!
June 16: The group welcomes Halleh Balch as a new postdoctoral researcher at Stanford and in the D-lab!
May 26: Jen presented the Marple-Schweitzer Lecture at Northwestern. Thanks to the Phi Lambda Upsilon honor society students for the nomination and terrific visit!
May 27: Jen presented at the Applied Materials Frontiers in Flat Optics Symposium! Thanks to the CTO group for the invitation and outstanding program!
May 17: Congratulations to Dayne on the publication of “Single Particle Cathodoluminescence Spectroscopy with Sub-20 nm, Electron-Stable Phosphors” in ACS Photonics! Read the article
April 29: Jen presented at the UC Berkeley Materials Science Seminar series. Thanks, Prof. Zak Al Balushi for the invitation!
April 26: Jen delivered the Nano Letters Global Lecture. Thanks to Profs. Teri Odom and Yi Cui for the invitation!
April 20: Jen presented a keynote talk at the MRS Spring meeting in the metasurface symposium. Thanks to Howard Lee, Artur Davoyan, Pin-Chieh Wu, and Dr. Junghyun Park for the invitation, and for organizing a great session!
April 6: Jen presented at the USC Photonics Seminar series. Thanks, Prof. Michelle Povinellei for the invitation!
April 6: Jen presented a plenary lecture at the Upcon meeting in Paris. Thanks to Prof. Niko Hildebrandt for organizing this virtual workshop!
March 25: Congratulations to Stefan and collaborators on the publication of “Dynamic lattice distortions driven by surface trapping in semiconductor nanocrystals” in Nature Communications! Read the article and press release.
March 23: Congratulations to Jefferson and collaborators on the publication of "Self-Isolated Raman Lasing with a Chiral Dielectric Metasurface” in Physical Review Letters! Read the article.
March 8: Congratulations to Alan for receiving a Best Student Presentation award at the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting!
February 16: Congratulations to David on the publication of “Wavefront shaping and modulation with resonant electro-optic phase gradient metasurfaces” in Applied Physics Letters! Read the article.
January 4: Jen presented at Stanford EM-X Symposium. View the recording here: https://emx.stanford.edu/
December 8: Jen presented at the UC Irvine Materials Science Seminar, and had outstanding discussions with students and faculty!
December 1: Jen presented a plenary lecture at MRS in the COVID symposium. Thanks to Prof. Jonathan Rivnay for the invitation!
November 5: Congratulations to Lisa, Mark, David, Stefanie and Jen on the publication of “Guided-Mode-Resonant Dielectric Metasurfaces for Colorimetric Imaging of Material Anisotropy in Fibrous Biological Tissue” in ACS Photonics!
October 30: Congratulations to David on the publication of "High-Q nanophotonics: sculpting wavefronts with slow light" in Nanophotonics!
October 16: Congratulations to Jason, Claire and Chris on the publication of "Lanthanide-Based Nanosensors: Refining Nanoparticle Responsiveness for Single Particle Imaging of Stimuli" in ACS Photonics!
October 13: Congratulations to Michelle on the publication of "Fluorescence-Detected Circular Dichroism of a Chiral Molecular Monolayer with Dielectric Metasurfaces" in the Journal of the American Chemical Society!
October 7: Jen is named an OSA Fellow for her contributions to nanophotonics! 2021 OSA Fellows
September 25: The group welcomes Cindy Shi, Baba Ogunlade, Ariel Stiber and Kai Chang to Stanford and the D-lab!
September 23: Congratulations to John on the publication of "Helicity‐Preserving Metasurfaces for Magneto‐Optical Enhancement in Ferromagnetic [Pt/Co]N Films" in Advanced Optical Materials!
September 22: Lisa is joining the faculty of UCSD's Jacob's School of Engineering this fall as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Lisa! Press Release
September 11: Congratulations to Loza on the publication of "Plasmonic and electrostatic interactions enable uniformly-enhanced liquid bacterial surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)" in Nano Letters!
I. Imaging and controlling light-induced chemical transformations at the nanoscale:Dayne, Briley, Daniel and Jen present a riveting account of our labs past 10 years of research combining optically coupled electron microscopy with plasmonic photochemistry. We review how the unique capabilities of the Dionne lab let us visualize chemical reactions, and the unique influence that light has on them.
II. Lanthanide-Doped Nanophosphors as Optical Labels:Dayne and Stefan show that a library of lanthanide-doped alkaline-earth rare-earth fluorides are an effective nanophotonic platform for single-particle STEM-CL and discover a few surprising twists along the way!
III. Chiral Metasurface for Spin-polarized Raman Lasing:Jefferson and coauthors present an intrinsically chiral metasurface for spin-polarized Raman lasing, which prevents emitted light from re-entering the laser cavity and results in a self-isolated laser. The ability to incorporate optical isolation directly into a light source eliminates the need for bulky isolation components and paves the way for more compact photonic networks and nonlinear optics.