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Integrated filters for the on-chip silicon photonics platform
We investigate the properties of integrated dielectric filters for the purposes of on-chip routing of photons. We started with the use of high quality factor tunable photonic crystal nanobeam cavities and moving on to ...
Nanophotonic Structures for Coupling to Quantum Emitters in the Visible
This thesis is about the design, fabrication, and characterization of nanophotonic elements in the visible that can enhance light-matter interaction for single quantum emitters. We focus on two material systems: single ...
Manipulating Light on Wavelength Scale
Light, at the length-scale on the order of its wavelength, does not simply behave as "light ray", but instead diffracts, scatters, and interferes with itself, as governed by Maxwell's equations. A profound understanding ...
Mid-Infrared Photonics in Silicon
The mid-infrared wavelength region (2-20 µm) is of great utility for a number of applications, including chemical bond spectroscopy, trace gas sensing, and medical diagnostics. Despite this wealth of applications, the ...
Near-Field Optical Forces: Photonics, Plasmonics and the Casimir Effect
The coupling of macroscopic objects via the optical near-field can generate strong attractive and repulsive forces. Here, I explore the static and dynamic optomechanical interactions that take place in a geometry consisting ...
Plasmonics for surface-enhanced Raman scattering: from classical to quantum
Metallic nanostructures that employ localized surface plasmon resonances to capture or radiate electromagnetic waves at optical frequencies are termed "plasmonic optical antennas". These structures enhance light-matter ...