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.



Sept. 6  -  Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 101105 (2018)  A Room-Temperature Mid-Infrared Photodetector for On-Chip Molecular Vibrational Spectroscopy" B. Zheng, H. Zhao, B. Cerjan, S. Yazdi, E. Ringe, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Sept. 5  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2018)  Optical Force-Dominated Directional Reshaping of Au Nanodisks in Al-Au Heterodimers" C. Zhang, T. Tumkur, J. Yang, M. Lou, L. Dong, L. Zhou, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Aug. 27 -  PNAS (Just Accepted 2018)  "Lifetime Dynamics of Plasmons in the Few-Atom Limit"  K. D. Chapkin, L. Bursi, G. J. Stec, A. Lauchner, N. J. Hogan, Y. Cui, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Aug. 20 -  ACS Photonics (Just Accepted 2018)  "Combining Plasmonic Hot Carrier Generation with Free Carrier Absorption for High-Performance Near-Infrared Silicon-Based Photodetection" M. Tanzid, A. Ahmadivand, R. Zhang, B. Cerjan, A. Sobhani, S. Yazdi, P. Nordlander, and H. J. Halas

Aug. 8  ACS Nano 2018, 12(8), pp 8214-8223  "Routes to Potentially Safer T1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast in a Compact Plasmonic Nanoparticle with Enhanced Fluorescence"  L. Henderson, O. Neumann, C. Kaffes, R. Zhang, V. Marangoni, M. K. Ravoori, V. Kundra, J. Bankson, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas