November, 2020

  • Arka gave three invited talks: in MRS Fall meeting, optics colloquium in Rochester and physics colloquium in Concordia University.
  • Jiajiu and Peipeng's paper on phase change material based low-loss optical switch design is accepted in Optics Express!!

Sepetember, 2020

  • Arka gave an invited talk at FIO/ LS on meta-form optics for augmented reality.
  • Yueyang is starting his second internship at Facebook Reality Labs. Congratulations!!
  • Albert is starting his new job at Atom Computing. Congratulations!!
  • Jiajiu is starting his new job at Analog Photonics. Congratulations!!

August, 2020

  • Our work on silicon photonic integrated BP LED in collaboration with Prof. Chang-hua Liu is accepted in Nano Letters.
  • Luocheng and James's paper on EDOF metasurface for full-color imaging is accepted in Photonics Research journal.
  • Arka gave two invited talks at SPIE-optics and photonics digital forum on metaphotonic sensor and single photon nonlinear optics.
  • David passed his general examination. Congratulations!!

July, 2020

  • Shane received the Yang Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student from the UW-ECE department. Congratulations!!
  • Jiajiu defended his thesis. Congratulations!!
  • Elyas is starting his second internship this year in Microsoft Research. Congratulations!!

June, 2020

  • Arka gave an invited talk in OSA-COSI on Metaphotonic Computational Image Sensors.
  • Arka gave two invited webinars in Rice University and IIT-Mumbai.
  • Zheyi and Shane's paper on MEMS-actuated metasurface Alvarez lens accepted in Microsystems & Nanoengineering!!
  • Yueyang's paper on exciton-polariton accepted in Nano Letters!!
  • Roger and Luocheng passed their qualification exams!! Congratulations!!
  • Yueyang is starting his remote summer internship in Seagate. Congratulations!!
  • David's paper on electron-phonon interaction in 2D material cQED is accepted in npj 2D materials and applications!!

May, 2020

  • Yueyang passed his generals!! Congratulations!!
  • Jiajiu's paper on electrically controlled phase change materials integrated silicon nanophotonics got accepted in Advanced Materials!!
  • Shane's paper on depth sensing got accepted in ACS Photonics!!
  • Shane defended his thesis. Congratulations!!

April, 2020

  • Arka got ONR-YIP award for developing optical FPGA using phase change material integrated silicon photonics.
  • Jiajiu's paper on theoretical modeling of heaters for phase change materials is accepted in ACS Materials and Interfaces.
  • Maksym got NSF graduate fellowship. Congratulations!!

March, 2020

  • We have five papers accepted in CLEO-2020.
  • Elyas's paper on inverse designed metalens with Steven Johnson's group is accepted in ACS Photonics
  • Yueyang's paper on coupled cavity in collaboration with David Masiello's group is accepted in Physical Review Applied.
  • Elyas is off to Apple for an internship. Congratulations!!
  • Arka gave a talk on computational full-color imaging in NGA-DARPA metamaterial summit.
  • Shane is awarded outstanding graduate student (research) in UW College of Engineering. Congratulations!!

February, 2020

  • Jiajiu and Peipeng's paper on silicon photonic PBS published in OSA Continuum.
  • Arka gave two invited talks at SPIE photonics west (on phase change materials and metasurface for AR); one invited talk at SPIE lithography (on optical neural network); one invited talk at Samsung Forum on nanophotonic computational image sensor.

January, 2020

  • Arka gave an invited talk on optical neural network in Toyota Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Albert's paper on degenerate cavity published in Phys. Rev. A; David's paper on 2D material transfer is accepted in Optical Material Express.

December, 2019

  • Our work on cavity enhanced emission from interlayer excitons in 2D material heterostructure is published in 2D Materials.
  • Max's paper on inverse Mie scattering with ellipsoids is accepted in OSA continuum.
  • Shane's paper on achromatic, varifocal metasurfaces is published in ACS Photonics.

November, 2019

  • Arka gave an invited talk at U. Penn on the metasurface work.
  • Abhi's paper on improving indistiguishability of single photons from colloidal quantum dots is accepted in ACS Photonics.
  • Abhi, Max and James passed their qualification exam.Congratulations!!
  • Peipeng and Jiajiu's paper in IEEE-PTL is in the front page.

October, 2019

  • Alan's paper on inverse design of metasurfaces published in Science Advances. Here are some of the press releases: Techexplorist, Phys Org, Nano Werk.
  • Peipeng and Jiajiu's paper on ultra-small mode volume silicon optical resonator is published in Optics Express.

September, 2019

  • Shane starts his second internship at Facebook Reality Lab!!
  • Peipeng and Jiajiu's paper on polarization-insensitive directional coupler published in IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

August, 2019

  • Arka gave an invited talk at SPIE Optics and Photonics on our GST-integrated silicon photonics work.
  • Shreyas got a job at Rockley photonics as silicon photonics design engineer. Congratulations!!

July, 2019

  • Arka gave an invited talk at Advanced Photonics Congress (NOMA) on our GST-integrated silicon photonics work.
  • We got a NSF-QII-TAQS award for working on coupled cavity array for quantum simulation!!

June, 2019

  • Our work in collaboration with Prof. Qihua Xiong on Perovskite nanocrystal integrated SiN resonator has been published in Optics Express.
  • Arka received UW-ECE outstanding research advisor award. Thank you Team!!
  • Yueyang's thermal tuning paper on SU-8 clad SiN resonator has been highlighted as an Editor's Pick!!
  • Taylor will be joining Fluke Corporation.
  • Taylor and Alan graduated!! First PhD students from our lab!! Congratulations!!

May, 2019

  • Yueyang's paper on tunable polymer-clad SiN resonator accepted in Optics Letter.
  • Arka got UW CoE Outstanding Junior Faculty Award!!
  • Arka gave UW-ECE colloquium on our Metasurface work.
  • Congratulations Alan on successful Thesis defense!!
  • Congratulations Taylor on successful Thesis defense!! He will join Fluke Corporation from June.

April, 2019

  • Arka gave an invited talk in MRS Spring Meeting on our phase change material work.
  • Jiajiu and Shane's OMEx paper is judged best paper published in the Journal by an emerging researcher in 2018!! Congratulations Jiajiu and Shane!!

March, 2019

  • Arka and Shane were invited to Google-X to give talk.
  • Arka gave an invited talk at University of Maryland.
  • Elyas won Samsung-UVENTURE challenge and will do an internship there over summer. Jiajiu will be in Intel over summer for internship; Shane in Google-X for internship; Zheyi is in Google for internship. Congratulations all!!
  • Shane passed his generals!! Congratulations!!

February, 2019

  • Arka gave invited talks at Photonics West, Caltech, and Stanford Attojoule Optoelectronic Workshop.
  • Arka received the NSF-CAREER award.

January, 2019

  • Arka gave invited talks in PQE and Analog Devices.
  • Elyas and Jiajiu's papers are published in Applied Optics and ACS photonics.

December, 2018

  • Jiajiu passed his general examination. Congratulations!!

November, 2018

October, 2018

  • Two Nano Letters are published: one on vdW metalens (Chang-hua first author) and one on solution processed quantum dots in SiN cavities (Yueyang first author).

September, 2018

  • Alan started his internship at Oculus, now Facebook Reality lab!!
  • Two new NSF project starts: solution processed quantum dot cQED and printable metasurface.

August, 2018

  • Elyas and Albert presented in IEEE-Rapid!!

July, 2018

  • Arka gave an invited talk in iNOW at Berkeley on Metasurface computational imaging!!
  • Two papers by Shane got published: large area metalens in Optica and SiN metasurface review in Optical Material Express.

June, 2018

  • Shane will start his internship in Oculus and Taylor in Maple Photonics. Congratulations!!
  • Albert's PRB paper on single photon nonlinear optics with 2D material exciton polariton got published.

May, 2018

  • Arka gave two invited talks: Nanolytica in Simon Fraser University and APS user meetings in Argonne National lab.
  • Elyas became Google Student Fellow, and will be working on augmented reality glass desing as part of the UW reality lab.

April, 2018

  • Taylor and Alan passed their general examinations. Congratulations!!
  • Taylor's ACS Photonics on encapsulated SiN resonator and Jiajiu's Optical Material Express on GST integrated SOI platform paper got accepted.
  • Arka gave an invited talk on 2D material NLO in SPIE DCS in Orlando.

February, 2018

  • Shane, Taylor and Jiajiu have their papers accepted in CLEO, 2018. Congratulaions!!
  • Our work on laser-based wireless charging is featured in: GeekWire, Phys. Org., Economic Times, DigitalTrends and Forbes.
  • Alan's paper on inverse design of metasurfaces got published in Applied Optics.
  • Shane's paper on metasurface computational imaging got published in Science Advances. The news about this: GeekWire, Phys. Org., Science Daily, and Opli.

January, 2018

  • Arka organized the first meeting on 2D photonic materials and devices in Photonics West. The call for second meeting is out here.

December, 2017

  • In collaboration with Prof. Gollokotta we developed a system to wirelessly charge a smart phone using laser.

November, 2017

  • Arka gave invited talk at PIERS, 2017.
  • Arka gave invited talk at AVS conference.

October, 2017

  • We are part of the new NSF-MRSEC center awarded to UW to work on cavity integrated 2D material structures.
  • Arka gave several invited talks at Stanford; U. of Wisconsin, Madison; Berkeley, Intel and Samsung.
  • Chuchuan and Shane's paper on metasurface near eye visor got published.

September, 2017

  • Taylor's paper on phase-matching in 2D material nonlinear optics got published in optics letters.
  • James, David and Elyas joined our group for PhD.
  • We got two new grants: SAMSUNG-GRO and NSF-EPMD.
  • Arka gave an invited talk at USC.

August, 2017

  • Arka gave an invited talk FOPS, 2017 cavity integrated 2D material devices.
  • Albert Ryou from Jon Simon's lab in U. Chicago joined our lab as a new postdoc.

July, 2017

  • Arka gave an invited talk in NOMA+IPR in New Orleans on cavity integrated 2D material devices.
  • Arka gave an invited talk in Oculus Research on metasurface optics.

June, 2017

  • Shane's paper on metasurface colored imaging got accepted in FIO, 2017.
  • Shane received the student travel fellowship sponsored by National Science Foundation for IEEE-Nano. Congratulations!!
  • Arka gave an invited talk in Intel Labs on metasurface optics.
  • Dan and Chuchuan successfully defended their MS-Thesis. Congratulations!!
  • Chang-hua accepted a faculty position in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Congratulations!!

May, 2017

  • Our group received a grant from Intel to work on complex dielectric based phase shifter in silicon photonics.
  • Shane got the 2017 EE Vikram Jandhyala and Suja Vaidyanathan Endowed Innovation Award in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations!!
  • Alan's paper on Metasurface Freeform Nanophotonics got published in Scientific Reports.

March, 2017

  • Four papers got selected for presentation in CLEO, 2017: Taylor, Shane, Jiajiu and Chang-hua will present. Congratulations!!

January, 2017

  • Arka gave two invited talks at photonics west on the metasurface work and on 2D material-cavity devices.
  • Our paper on asymmetric fabry perot inspired phase shifter has been published in Scientific reports.
  • Arka's paper from graduate school on Hybrid metal-dielectric nanocavity for enhanced light-matter interactions has been published in Optics Material Express. Featured in OSA news, ScienceDaily, Yahoo! Finance, Opli, Benzinga, Digital Journal, TMCnet, Science Daily, and EurekAlert
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December, 2016

  • Taylor and Chang Hua's two papers on 2D material-cavities (second harmonic generation and nano-LED) have been published in journal 2D materials and nano letters. See the press release here: UW-EE, EurekAlert, Phys_Org, Nanowerk, ecnmag, azonano.
  • Shane and Jiajiu passed quals. Congratulations!!.

November, 2016

  • Our paper on fundamental scaling law in nanophotonics has been published in Scientific reports.
  • We received an Amazon Catalyst grant to work on metasurface freeform optics for vision-corrective eyewears.

August, 2016

  • We received an NSF-EFRI grant to work on quantum communication. Here are the news: NSF, UW-EE and Geek Wire.

July, 2016

  • Alan got a CEI graduate fellowship. Congratulations!!!
  • Arka gave an invited talk at Integrated Photonics Research on 2D material photonics.

June, 2016

  • Congratulations to Shane for receiving Rushmer Endowed Fellowship from UW-EE!!
  • Congratulations to Shane for successfully defending his MS thesis!!
  • Michael Kopreski from College of William & Mary is joining our team as a REU student.

May, 2016

  • Congratulations to Taylor for passing quals!!
  • Shane and Alan reached "Sweet Sixteen" level at UW-Business plan competition for their metasurface based eye-pressure sensor. See the news here.

March, 2016

  • Rahul got Stanford Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations!!
  • Rahul's paper Cavity enhanced second-order nonlinear quantum photonic logic circuits got accepted in Phys. Rev. Applied. Congratulations!!
  • Alan and Shane will be presenting in the CLEO, 2016. Congratulations!!
  • Physics undergraduate student Jacob Waelder will be working with us for the spring quarter.

February, 2016

  • Arka gave an Invited talk at Photonics West, 2016 on 2D material photonics.
  • "Low Contrast Dielectric Metasurface Optics" got published in ACS photonics.

January, 2016

  • Arka gave an Invited talk at PQE, 2016 on 2D material photonics.
  • Undergraduate student Bradley Marquez will be working with us for the winter quarter.

October, 2015

  • Arka gave an OSA webinar. You can see it here .
  • Four undergraduate students will be working with us. Welcome Shana Odem, Jun Park, William Liaw Li and Sarang Joshi.

September, 2015

July, 2015

  • Hybrid 2D Material Nanophotonics: A Scalable Platform for Low-Power Nonlinear and Quantum Optics got published in ACS photonics.
  • Chris got a job in Apple, and will leave in a month!! Congratulations Chris!!.
  • Brian-Bemis Stevenson (REU) and Marie Scott joined the group as undergraduate researchers.

June, 2015

  • Cavity Enhanced Nonlinear Optics for Few Photon Optical Bistability got pubished in optics express.

May, 2015

  • Tunable dark modes in one-dimensional diatomic dielectric gratings got pubished in optics express.

April, 2015

  • Undergraduate students Jun-Min Lee, Yuanchao Xu, Anh Tuan Ngo and Morgan Bayer will work with us for the Spring quarter.

March, 2015

February, 2015

  • Undergraduate student Derek Tokutake Hsu will work with us for the winter quarter.
  • Graduate student Alan Zhan joined our group.

January, 2015

  • Arka is awarded the 2015 AFOSR-Young Investigator Award (Porgram Manager: Gernot S. Pomrenke). Thanks Gernot!! Here is the article on this from UW. The actual news release is here.
  • "Simulations of Silicon-on-insulator Channel-waveguide Electro-optical 2 x 2 Switches and 1 x 1 Modulators Using a Ge2Sb2Te5 Self-holding Layer" published in IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology.
  • "Electro-optical switching at 1550 nm using a two-state GeSe phase-change layer" is published in Optics Express.
  • "Electro-optical 1 x 2, 1 x N and N x N fiber-optic and free-space switching over 1.55 to 3.0 micron using a Ge-Ge2Sb2Te5-Ge prism structure" is published in Optics Express.

October, 2014

  • Arka gave an invited talk in Frontiers in Optics in Tucson, AZ.

September, 2014

  • Arka gave UW-EE research colloquium for Fall, 2014.
  • Chris officially joined Integrated Quantum Optoelectronics Lab.

August, 2014

  • Arka received NSF-EFRI grant as a co-PI for 2D material research.
  • Taylor officially joined Integrated Quantum Optoelectronics Lab.
  • "Nonclassical higher-order photon correlations with a quantum dot strongly coupled to a photonic-crystal nanocavity" is published in Phys. Rev. A.
  • Arka officially joined University of Washington, Seattle.