The laboratory for Nano-Scale Optics and Meta-materials was established in 2013 with a goal to pursue studies on light-matter interactions in nanophotonic structures with length scales comparable to the wavelength of light. We use custom made state-of-the-art experimental facilities to study the light scattering and spontaneous emission properties down to the single photon level in both frequency and time domain.
Primarily, we are interested to gain deterministic control over the photon density of states for quantum emitters using different class of nanophotonic structures and meta-materialslike photonic crystals, disordered structures, bio-inspired photonic structures, two-dimensional photonic and atomic layered structure. Our fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction in nano-scale photonic structures is having applications in lasing, solid state lighting, sensing, biology, and in quantum technologies.
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