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Our main interest is nanophotonics, the study of how light interacts with nano- and microscale structures. We study nanophotonic structures — such as photonic crystals, microresonators, nanowires, and metamaterials — for applications in security, communications, energy, biology, and consumer products.

We use theoretical and experimental techniques to study the basic science of nanophotonic materials, design novel devices, and optimize them for various applications. Working with our partners at USC, other universities, the national labs, and industry, we seek to advance the state-of-the-art in the knowledge and practice of optics and photonics.

Much of our current work focuses on manipulating optical responses at mid-wave and long-wave infrared wavelengths, a range with important implications for thermal management, remote sensing, and novel communication systems.

Our group is affiliated with the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at University of Southern California.

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