Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

Nordlander group 2014

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 3  -  Nature Communications, 7:11945 (2016)   "Quantum Mechanical Effects in Plasmonic Structures with Subnanometre Gaps"  W. Zhu, R. Esteban, A. G. Borisov, J. J. Baumberg, P. Nordlander, H. J. Lezec, J. Aizpurua, and K. B. Crozier

May 12 -  ACS Nano, Just Accepted (2016)  "Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties" K. W. Smith, H. Zhao, H. Zhang, A. Sanchez-Iglesias, M. Grzelczak, Y. Wang, W. Chang, P. Nordlander, L. M. Liz-Marzan, and S. Link

April 18 - Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (5), pp 3373–3378  "Towards Surface Plasmon Enhanced Optical Parametric Amplification (SPOPA) with Engineered Nanoparticles: a Nanoscale Tunable Infrared Source" Y. Zhang, A. Manjavacas, N. J. Hogan, L. Zhou, C. A. Orozco, L. Dong, J. K. Day, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas

April 5 -  ACS Nano201610 (4), pp 4835–4846  "Extraordinary Light Induced Local Angular Momentum Near Metallic Nanoparticles" A. Alabastri, X. Yang, A. Manjavacas, H. O. Everitt and P. Nordlander

Mar 17  -  United States Patent Application  "Waste Remediation" N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander and O. Neumann