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Quantum Physics Theory

Theoretical work relevant to the determination of values of the fundamental constants, tests of bound-state quantum electrodynamics (QED), and … more

Nano-biophotonics for molecular imaging

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … more

Extreme ultraviolet optical constants

In the vacuum ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet (EUV), the indices of refraction of all materials become complex: N = n + ik , or N = 1- d + ik … more

Frequency Conversion Interfaces for Photonic Quantum Systems

Optical frequency conversion, in which the color of light is changed, is a process that has numerous applications in physics and technology. For … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

Electronic Nanodevices Laboratory

We are developing measurement and fabrication capabilities for nanoscale characterization of electronic nanodevices relevant to energy transport, … more

Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more


SCATMECH is an object-oriented C++ class library developed to distribute models for light scattering applications. Included in the library are … more

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