Photonics, Electronics and Nanotechnology

Photonics, Electronics and NanotechnologyIntegration of novel materials at nanoscales and of innovative design concepts into optoelectronic devices and optical systems enables photonic technologies that empower the next-generation of light sources, smart lighting detectors and sensors, biodetection, and on-chip communication. At BU we have a strong history of innovative research in the photonics and nanotechnology fields, including the development of novel photonic and electronic materials from metamaterials to two-dimensional materials over plasmonics. Integrated optoelectronics, silicon photonics, quantum optics, optical devices and systems, fiber sources and power electronics pave pathways towards high-speed communication, novel detectors, MEMS/NEMS sensors and next-generation laser and ultrafast optics. Sophisticated customized fabrication, design and modeling combined with state-of-the art characterization techniques down to nanoscales enables the demonstration of high performance photonic devices. All these technologies are centered around the detection, transmission and manipulation of light and photons and drive interdisciplinary applications in fields as smart lighting, optical characterization and biomedical instrumentation. Research activities in Photonics, Electronics and Nanotechnology strongly connect ECE to the Photonics Center and the Nanotechnology Innovation Center that serve as a fertile ground for cross-disciplinary collaborations. We invite you to explore our research activities, meet our teams, and read about our success stories by visiting faculty, lab and research center pages below.

Affiliated Faculty

Enrico Bellotti, David CampbellLuca Dal NegroMark HorensteinAllyn Hubbard, William KleinRonald KnepperRobert KotiugaMin-Chang LeeRoberto PaiellaMilos PopovicSiddharth RamachandranMichelle SanderAlexander SergienkoSahar Sharifzadeh, William Skocpol, Alex SushkovAnna SwanSelim UnluChen YangXin Zhang

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