Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group performing 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.

Upcoming event:

SPP10 conference at Rice. May 21-My 26, 2023.

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April.20 - Science advances, 2022 April 20. " Vacuum ultraviolet nonlinear metalens" Tseng M L, Semmlinger M, Zhang M, et al.

Mar.16 - ACS Nano, 2022 Mar 16.. " Al@TiO2 Core−Shell Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Photocatalysis" Bayles A, Tian S, Zhou J, et al.

Feb.9 - Europhys. Lett. 136, 17006 (2021). " Magnetotransport in the quantum wires comprised of vertically stacked quantum dots" M.S. Kushwaha

Oct.28 - Light, science & applications, 10(1), 219. "Plasmon-induced trap filling at grain boundaries in perovskite solar cells " Yao K, Li S, Liu Z, et al.

May.11 - PNAS May 18, 2021 118 (20). "Hot carrier multiplication in plasmonic photocatalysis" Linan Zhou, Minhan Lou, Junwei Lucas Bao, Chao Zhang, Jun G. Liu, John Mark P. Martirez, Shu Tian, Lin Yuan, Dayne F. Swearer, Hossein Robatjazi, Emily A. Carter, Peter Nordlander, Naomi J. Halas

April.15 - ACS Nano 2021. "A 3D Plasmonic Antenna-Reactor for Nanoscale Thermal Hotspots and Gradients" Pratiksha D. Dongare, Yage Zhao, David Renard, Jian Yang, Oara Neumann, Jordin Metz, Lin Yuan, Alessandro Alabastri*, Peter Nordlander*, and Naomi J. Halas*

Mar.15 - Nano Letters. 2021 Mar 12.. "Thousand-fold Increase in Plasmonic Light Emission via Combined Electronic and Optical Excitations" Cui L, Zhu Y, Nordlander P, Di Ventra M, Natelson D.

Jan.27 - Nano Letters. January 26, 2021. "All-Optically Reconfigurable Plasmonic Metagrating for Ultrafast Diffraction Management" Schirato, Andrea and Mazzanti, Andrea and Proietti Zaccaria, Remo and Nordlander, Peter and Alabastri, Alessandro and Della Valle, Giuseppe

Jan.27 - Nano Letters. January 8, 2021. "Phonon-Assisted Hot Carrier Generation in Plasmonic Semiconductor Systems" Hattori Y, Meng J, Zheng K, Meier de Andrade A, Kullgren J, Broqvist P, Nordlander P, Sá J.

Jan.7- Mod. Phys. Lett. B. "Single-particle and collective excitations in quantum wires comprised of vertically stacked quantum dots: Finite magnetic field" M.S. Kushwaha

Dec.29 - ACS nano. 2020 Dec 22. "Plasmon Energy Transfer in Hybrid Nanoantennas" Collins SS, Searles EK, Tauzin LJ, Lou M, Bursi L, Liu Y, Song J, Flatebo C, Baiyasi R, Cai YY, Foerster B.

Dec.7 - Nano Letters. 2020 Dec 3. "UV-Resonant Al Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Silica Coating, and Broadband Photothermal Response" Renard D, Tian S, Lou M, Neumann O, Yang J, Bayles A, Solti D, Nordlander P, Halas NJ.

Oct.19 - Nature Photonics (2020) "Transient optical symmetry breaking for ultrafast broadband dichroism in plasmonic metasurfaces" Schirato, A., Maiuri, M., Toma, A., Fugattini, S., Zaccaria, R.P., Laporta, P., Nordlander, P., Cerullo, G., Alabastri, A. and Della Valle, G.

Aug.28 - ACS Nano 2020 "Increased Intraband Transitions in Smaller Gold Nanorods Enhance Light Emission" Behnaz Ostovar, Yi-Yu Cai, Lawrence J. Tauzin, Stephen A. Lee, Arash Ahmadivand, Runmin Zhang, Peter Nordlander, and Stephan Link