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Our research focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterization of nanophotonic devices for various applications. 

We work on the development of novel nanophotonic devices and semiconductor laser technologies. These devices are employed in a wide range of applications in information communication technologies, materials processing, optical storage, sensors, homeland security and military, light detection and ranging (LiDAR), environmental monitoring and autonomous vehicles. Advancements in these devices require the development of disruptive technologies that involve industry oriented mindset with scientific research approach. We are interested in developing device architectures with new functionalities and enhanced capabilities. Our projects embrace both applied science and industry-aligned research with national and international collaborations. Our research includes:

  • Semiconductor lasers (modeling, fabrication, testing, analysis)
  • Low-dimensional quantum well/dot structures
  • High power laser diodes
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL)
  • Nanocavity LEDs and nanoscale lasers
  • Parity-time symmetry in semiconductor lasers
  • Quantum cascade laser (QCL)