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Our projects

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One day's moments caught on film (click on a button below to see the corresponding image; click on an image to see its larger version):


April 25, 2017: Our paper Pancharatnam-Berry Phase Manipulating Metasurface for Visible Color Hologram Based on Low Loss Silver Thin Film came out in Advanced Optical Materials

April 2017: Our paper High temperature efficient, stable Si wafer-based selective solar absorbers came out in Appl. Phys. Letters.

March 2017: Our paper High-Performance Doped Silver Films: Overcoming Fundamental Material Limits for Nanophotonic Applications came out in Advanced Materials.

March 2017: Our paper Plasmonic Titanium Nitride Nanostructures via Nitridation of Nanopatterned Titanium Dioxide is among Top 5 downloads from Advanced Optical Materials in March 2017.

March 2017: Check out our newly published conference papers

March 2017: Our paper Evolution of Metallicity in Vanadium Dioxide by Creation of Oxygen Vacancies came out in Phys. Rev. Appl.

January 2017: Check out our recent work on Graphene photodetector enhanced by fractal golden 'snowflake' highlighted on Phys.org.

November 2016: Profs. V. Shalaev and A. Boltasseva with Prof. A. Bement (in the middle) at Purdue Excellence in Research Banquet (click on the picture to see its larger version):

September 2016: Our paper Temperature-dependent optical properties of gold thin films is among Optical Materials Express Top Downloads.

July 2016: Check out the video from Frontiers in Nonlinear Physics Conference, July 17-25, 2016.

Prof. V. Shalaev

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

Quick 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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May 2016: Catching up over ice cream with Dr. Gururaj Naik - a former member of Prof. A. Boltasseva's research group - at CLEO 2016 in San Jose, CA.

March 2016: While on sabbatical, visiting colleagues that became friends, and breathing in the air of the place where the quantum began (click on a button below to see the corresponding image; click on an image to see its larger version).

January 2016: Our paper Plasmonics on the slope of enlightenment: the role of transition metal nitrides was highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology editorial.

January 2016: Our recent Science perspective, Plasmonics - turning loss into gain, highlights applications where plasmon-enhanced loss of light energy, accompanied by local heating of the medium, is used to technological advantage.

November 2015: Congratulations to our group member Amr Shaltout who successfully passed his final PhD examination. Amrs's PhD work, entitled "Photonic Metasurfaces for Spatiotemporal and Ultrafast Light Control," deals with manipulation of light by means of spatially and temporally engineered metasurfaces with a goal of observing new physical effects and developing ultra-compact optical devices. In the picture below: A. Shaltout (in the middle) with Profs. E. Narimanov, A. Boltasseva, A. Kildishev and V. Shalaev.