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Nano Electro-Optics Labs

Multidisciplinary Innovation

Prof. Qiwen Zhan established and directs the research of the Nano Electro-Optics Laboratories (NEOL) at the University of Dayton. The NEOL focuses mainly in the general area of physical optics. The lab utilizes modern fabrication tools to achieve subwavelength spatial engineering of light wave properties (such as polarization, intensity and phase) and subsequently manipulate the light matter interactions on the nanometer scale. The localized light matter interactions are exploited in various applications, including the development of new nanoscale imaging capabilities for nanophotonics, biophotonics, nanomaterials characterization and metrology.

Interactions on the Nanoscale

Nanophotonics is an emerging multidisciplinary field that deals with light-matter interactions on the nanoscale. Recent progress in nanophotonics has created new and exciting technological opportunities. The interaction of light with nanoscale matter can provide unique functionality for photonic devices and render unique information about their structural and dynamical properties, which will enable enormous numbers of new applications.


Nano Electro-Optics Lab, Qiwen Zhan, Ph.D., Director

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951