Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group leading research in the field of nanophotonics and plasmonics. We use a wide range of numerical methods (FDTD, FEM, BEM, DDA, Mie, TDDFT) to investigate the optical properties of metallic, semiconductor, and graphene nanostructures, plasmonic, excitonic, and hybrid systems.



June 25  -  ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2018)  Atomic Scale Photodetection Enabled by a Memristive Junction" A. Emboras, A. Alabastri, F. Ducry, B. Cheng, Y. Salamin, P. Ma, S. Andermatt, B. Baeuerle, A. Josten, C. Hafner, M. Luisier, P. Nordlander, and J. Leuthold

Feb. 21 -  Nano Lett., 2018, 18(3), pp 2040-2046  "Wavelength-Dependent Optical Force Imaging of Bimetallic Al-Au Heterodimers" T. Tumkur, X. Yang, C. Zhang, J. Yang, Y. Zhang, G. V. Naik, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Dec. 28  -  ACS Nano 2018, 12(2), pp 976-985  "Photoluminescence of Gold Nanorods: Purcell Effect Enhanced Emission from Hot Carriers" Y-Y. Cai, J. G. Liu, L. J. Tauzin, D. Huang, E. Sung, H. Zhang, A. Joplin, W-S. Chang, P. Nordlander, and S. Link

Dec. 22  -  Nano Lett., 2018, 18(2), pp 1234-1240  "Aluminum Nanorods" B. Clark, C. R. Jacobson, M. Lou, J. Yang, L. Zhou, S. Gottheim, C. J. Desantis, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Dec. 8  -  ACS Photonics (Just Accepted 2017)  Relaxation of Plasmon-Induced Hot Carriers" J. Liu, H. Zhang, S. Link, and P. Nordlander