Near-Field Optical Spectroscopy, Nano-Lithography, Nano-Inspection
The Krauss group is highly interested in the interaction of light with single molecules and individual nanoparticles. Single molecule optical experiments are often combined with measurements of local topography or electric field through combined optical and atomic force microscopic studies. We most commonly use light as a tool to understand the basic science behind the photophysics of individual semiconductor nanoparticles, and to study the folding energy landscape of single protein molecules.
Integrated Quantum Photonics, Cavity Opto-Mechanics, Silicon Carbide Photonics, Integrated Nonlinear Photonics
The Lin group focuses primarily on understanding the fundamental physics of novel nonlinear optical, quantum optical, and optomechanical phenomena in micro-/nanoscopic photonic structures, and on finding their potential applications towards chip-scale photonic signal processing and sensing, in both classical and quantum regimes.