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The Photonics Initiative’s research involves manipulating light and electromagnetic radiation in unusual ways, pushing the boundaries of light-matter interactions and enabling advancements in technologies relevant to our daily lives. We expand boundaries by exploring the basic science of wave propagation, and then using the results in new applications for energy harvesting, radio-wave communications, photovoltaics, sensing, and more.

Featured Articles

February 11, 2019: Our paper on separation of valley excitons using an asymmewtric metasurface has been published in Nature Photonics. [RedCube]

January 16, 2019: Our paper on nonreciprocal cavities and the relation with the time-bandwidth limit has been published in Optica. [Press release]

January 4, 2019: Our review paper on exceptional points in optics and photonics has been published in Science.

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Latest Publications

A. Pun, S. Sanders, M. Sfeir, L. Campos and D. Congreve, “Annihilator dimers enhance triplet fusion upconversion,” Chem. Sci., Advance Article, March 7, 2019. (web)

Liu, Z. Liang, J. Zhu, L. Xia, O. Mondain-Monval, T. Brunet, A. Alù, and J. Li, “Willis Metamaterial on a Structured Beam,” Physical Review X, Vol. 9, No. 1, 011040 (12 pages), February 28, 2019. (web, arxiv)

Sun, C. Y. Wang, A. Krasnok, J. Choi, J. Shi, J. S. Gomez-Diaz, A. Zepeda, S. Gwo, C. K. Shih, A. Alù, and X. Li, “Separation of Valley Excitons in a MoS2 Monolayer Using a Subwavelength Asymmewtric Groove Array,” Nature Photonics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 180-184, Febrauary 11, 2019. (web, RedCube, arxiv)

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