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March 2019: Our papers came out:

January 2019: Check out our newly granted patent Sub-millimeter real-time circular dichroism spectrometer with metasurfaces

January 2019: Our paper Achieving full-color generation with polarization-tunable perfect light absorption came out in Optical Materials Express.

January 2019: "Purdue dives deeper into potentially game-changing field of quantum science and engineering".

January 2019: Our paper Photonic Spin Hall Effect in Robust Phase Gradient Metasurfaces Utilizing Transition Metal Nitrides came out in ACS Photonics. In this work, we've demonstrated efficient photonic spin Hall Effect in robust phase gradient metasurfaces utilizing the refractory transition metal nitrides TiN and ZrN. The work has been featured on one of the journal's covers.

January 2019: Our paper Transdimensional Photonics came out in ACS Photonics.

December 2018: Our news article 30 Million Single Photons Per Second — At Room Temperature came out in Optics & Photonics News.

December 2018: Our paper Formation of Bound States in the Continuum in Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Systems came out in Phys. Rev. Letters.

December 2018: Our paper Suppression of near-field coupling in plasmonic antennas on epsilon-near-zero substrates came out in Optica journal.

October 2018: Our paper On-Chip Hybrid Photonic-Plasmonic Waveguides with Ultrathin Titanium Nitride Films came out in ACS Photonics.

October 2018: Acquaint youeself with our recently granted US patent Holey Optical Device.

October 2018: Our paper Synchrotron radiation from an accelerating light pulse came out in Science Magazine.

The results described in the paper were highlighted in a Purdue press release entitled Light-bending tech shrinks kilometers-long radiation system to millimeter scale.

October 2018: Our paper Degenerate optical nonlinear enhancement in epsilon-near-zero transparent conducting oxides came out in Optical Materials Express.

October 2018: Our paper Exploring Time‐Resolved Multiphysics of Active Plasmonic Systems with Experiment‐Based Gain Models came out in Laser & Photonics Reviews.

October 2018: Our work on ultrabright single-photon emission was featured in a Purdue press release entitled Toward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the 'quantum internet'.

September 2018:
Our research group member Di Wang received Best Student Paper Award at the SPIE Active Photonic Platforms Conference for the paper "Mapping temperature distribution of optically pumped gap plasmon structure using thermoreflectance imaging".

August 2018: Check out our recently granted patent System for producing ultra-thin color phase hologram with metasurfaces.

August 2018: Our paper Material platforms for optical metasurfaces came out in Nanophotonics.

August 2018: Our paper Ultrathin and multicolour optical cavities with embedded metasurfaces that came out recently in Nature Communications prompted a Purdue University News article Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once which in turn was picked up by several science news outlets.

August 2018: Our paper Optical response of finite-thickness ultrathin plasmonic films came out in MRS Communications.

July 2018: A Gordon Research Conference Plasmonics and Nanophotonics - Harvesting, Generating, and Manipulating Light at the Nanoscale has taken palce on July 8-13, 2018 in Newry, ME, USA. Profs. A. Boltasseva and V. Shalaev of Purdue have contributed.

July 2018: Our paper Ultrabright Room-Temperature Sub-Nanosecond Emission from Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers Coupled to Nanopatch Antennas came out in Nano Letters.

July 2018: Our paper Controlling the Plasmonic Properties of Ultrathin TiN Films at the Atomic Level came out in ACS Photonics.

July 2018: Our paper Plasmonic Biomimetic Nanocomposite with Spontaneous Subwavelength Structuring as Broadband Absorbers came out in ACS Energy Letters.

July 2018: A Gordon Research Conference Lasers in Micro, Nano and Bio Systems has taken palce on June 17 - 22, 2018 in Waterville Valley, NH, USA.

A plenary talk entitled Nanophotonics with Metamaterials: Making Light Work at Nanoscale on our recent recent research had been presented at the Conference.

Prof. V. Shalaev

Vladimir M. Shalaev - The Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Whether you are a Student, a Researcher, or the CEO

of a dynamic company active in the field of photonics and nanotechnology, I hope you will find something interesting for you on this website and that you will visit us again.

You can reach me via:

Phone: +1 765 494-9855
E-mail: shalaev@purdue.edu
Mail: Purdue University (contd.)

Birck Nanotechnology Center
1205 West State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

More info on our research and collaborations can be found here:

The video below describes in some detail nanophotonics effort led by Professors V. Shalaev, A Boltasseva, and A. Kildishev at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center.

Exerpts from this video appear in the sections describing relevant projects on pages

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June 2018: Mikhail (Misha) Shalaginov attended Graduation Cermony at Purdue (see pics below: click on a pic to view a larger imege). Currently Misha is a Postdoc at MIT.

June 2018: Check out our 2018 ACES Symposium paper Quantum electro-dynamics of optical metasurfaces.

June 2018: Our paper High-Resolution Large-Ensemble Nanoparticle Trapping with Multifunctional Thermoplasmonic Nanohole Metasurface came out in ACS Nano journal.

May 2018: Late this moth, Symposium On Nano-Optics and Symposium On Plasmonics and Nano-photonics have taken place in the cities of Shenzhen and Hangzhou (China). To see pictures from the symposia, click on the thumbnails below.

July 2017: Congratulations to our research team member Mikhail (Misha) Shalaginov for successful defense of his PhD work entitled "Novel plasmonic materials and nanodevices for integrated quantum photonics". Misha (standing between the youngest team members Michelle and Alice in the picture below) will be soon joining J.J. Hu Photonic Materials Group at MIT as a Postdoctoral Associate. Click on the pick to view its larger version.

July 2017: Check out my recent interview, where I share my personal thoughts about science, non-science and science fiction among other things.

June 2017: Our paper Electron spin contrast of Purcell-enhanced nitrogen-vacancy ensembles in nanodiamonds came out Phys. Rev. B.