In this project we are developing fundamental understanding of new light-controlling devices called “spatially-variant photonic crystals (SVPCs)” SVPCs can be used to direct information encoded on light signals between microchips for next-generation high-speed computing. We are studying the fundamental science of SVPCs as well as building functional devices and testing their performance.
Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024
Type of Project
The undergraduate researcher will work alongside a graduate student formulating materials for SVPCs, fabricating them by 3D laser-noprinting, and characterizing their optical performance using lasers and optical fibers. The data obtained will be compared to simulations produced by a collaborators.
10 hrs/week hour(s)
Entry level students are eligible. This project is *highly* interdisciplinary and involves optics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and computer science. Students from any of these or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
For EXCEL URE Students Only
We will happily support outstanding students who are interested in applying for research fellowships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research.