Active and Nonlinear Nanophotonics Facilitated by Hot-Carrier Dynamics
03 Mar 2021 | Contributor(s):: Taghinejad, Mohammad
Advisors: Wenshan Cai, Ali Adibi, Eric M. Vogel, Benjamin D. B. Klein, Tianquan LianThe ever-increasing demand for bandwidth scalability and high-speed operation is the driving force for the discovery of ultrafast switches. As electronics approaches its intrinsic limitations, pursuing new...
Plasmonic Nanostructures and Metamaterials for Nanoscale Light-Matter Interaction
14 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s):: Shams Mousavi, Seyed Hamed
Advisors: Ali Adibi, Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Wenshan Cai, Benjamin Klein, Zhigang Jiang, Hayk HarutyunyanThe objective of this dissertation is to study the light-matter interaction phenamena at nanoscale in the presence of plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials. Using the principles of...
Plasmonic Metamaterials as an Optoelectronic Platform for Active and Nonlinear Nanophotonics
07 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s):: Lan, Shoufeng
Advisors: Wenshan Cai, Ali Adibi, Bernard Kippelen, Azad Naeemi, Michael FillerThe ultimate goal of this thesis is to develop meta-structured devices that simultaneously sustain both electrical and optical functionalities. An asymmetric plasmonic grating was designed for not only the excitation...
Ultrashort Pulses in Optical Microresonators With Kerr Nonlinearity
07 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s):: Taheri, Hossein
Advisors: Ali Adibi, Kurt Wiesenfeld, Stephen Ralph, Rick Trebino, Benjamin KleinA frequency comb consists of a number of equidistant discrete frequency tones. Over the last decade, optical frequency combs have become indispensable tools for molecular fingerprinting, low-phase-noise and...
Customized Conjugation: Tailored P-Systems for Organic Electronic Applications
11 Jan 2017 | Contributor(s):: Teran, Natasha Bugna
Advisors: John R. Reynolds, David M. Collard, Stefan A. France, Elsa Reichmanis, Mohan SrinivasaraoThe versatility of the conjugated p-system allows it to be structurally tailored and imbued with properties relevant for organic electronics. Judicious selection of synthons and synthetic...
Enhancing Chiroptical Signals From Metamaterials via Nonlinear Excitation
07 Jan 2016 | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, Sean Phillip
Advisors: Wenshan Cai, Mohan Srinivasarao, Vladimir TsukrukAs natural chiral materials demonstrate limited circularly dichroic contrasts, enhancement of these polarization dependent signals has long been the focus of chiral metamaterial research. By manipulating the geometric chirality of...