Nano-Plasmonics and Nano-Optics Laboratory

Prof. Vladimir Drachev

Research mission

We study light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale, which is a very fast growing field of research known as nano-optics and nano-photonics. The main motivation comes from the potential of nano-optics to extend concepts and functionalities of conventional optics down to the nanometer scale, towards ultra-compact photonic and imaging devices that may overcome the diffraction limit, towards chip-scale optical interconnects and bio-medical applications. Our research program is ultimately aimed at these applications. Our nano -plasmonic and -optics laboratory is equipped with fabrication and characterization facilities including e-beam lithography, chemical synthesis, structural analysis, linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy, single photon and life-time imaging tools.