Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

UTA’s Magnusson Awarded $360K NSF Grant for Photonic Lattices

Photonics.com
Nov 2018
ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 26, 2018 — Robert Magnusson, the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and an electrical engineering professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), will use a $360,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for researching band flips and bound states in leaky-mode resonant photonic lattices.

Like ordinary crystals, photonic lattices have an energy band structure with gaps of different widths. A bound state in the lattice means that light cannot escape the lattice, while a leaky mode allows the light to come through. When light shines on a lattice, it resonates with the leaky modes and reflects or transmits in a narrow band. The location of the resonance in the wavelength spectrum has intrinsic properties, and, fundamentally, there is a resonant leaky mode on one edge of the band but no radiation on the other. Recently, scientists have realized that the nonleaky edge is related to the bound state, which is one key point that Magnusson is investigating in the project.

Any discoveries Magnusson makes in the course of his research could potentially be used to create new low-power modulators for optical communications systems such as in the current internet or applied later in other devices as technology advances.

BusinessRobert MagnussonnanoUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonNational Science FoundationNSFopticsphotonic latticesgrantsAmericaseducation

Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.