Seed 7

Novel nanostructures for nonlinear frequency conversion

Design nano-structured materials for wide bandwidth operation that can be used to greatly enhance nonlinear interactions, including nonlinear frequency conversion (NFC) processes: frequency mixing between two or more photons.

Principal Investigators
Alejandro Rodriguez (Electrical Engineering)
Loren Pfeiffer (Electrical Engineering)
Claire Gmachl (Electrical Engineering)

Seed start/end date: April 1, 2016 - October 31, 2018


W. Jin, S. Molesky, Z. Lin, A.W. Rodriguez. “Material scaling and frequency-selective enhancement of near-field radiative heat transfer for lossy metals in two dimensions via inverse design,” Phys Rev B (Rapid Comm.), 99 041403, (2019). [read]

W. Jin, S. Molesky, Z. Lin, A.W. Rodriguez. “Inverse design of compact multi-mode cavity couplers,” Optics Express, 26 (20) 26713, (2018). [read]

Z. Lin, C. Lysander, Y. Li, E. Mazur, A.W. Rodriguez, M. Loncar, “Topology-optimized dual- polarization Dirac cones,” Phys Rev B (Rapid Comm.), 97:081408, (2018). [read]

S. Molesky, Zin Lin, W. Jin, A. Piggott, J. Vuckovic, A.W. Rodriguez. “Inverse Design in Nanophotonics,” Nature Photonics, 12 659-670, (2018). [read]

P.S. Venkataram, J. Hermann, A. Tkatchenko, A.W. Rodriguez. “Phonon-polariton mediated thermal radiation and heat transfer among molecules and macroscopic bodies: nonlocal electromagnetic response at mesoscopic scales,” Physical Review Letters, 121:045901, (2018). [read]

A. Pick, Z. Lin, W. Jin, A.W. Rodriguez, Enhanced nonlinear frequency conversion and Purcell enhancement at exceptional points,” Physical Review B, 96:224303, (2017). [read]

R. Messina, W. Jin, and A. W. Rodriguez, “Exact formulas for radiative heat transfer between planar bodies under arbitrary temperature profiles: Modified asymptotics and sign-flip transitions," Physical Review B, 94:205438, 2016. [read]

W. Jin, R. Messina, and A.W. Rodriguez, “General formulation of coupled radiative and conductive heat transfer between compact bodies,” arXiv 21 Sept 2016 .arXiv:1605.05708, 2016. [read]

Z. Lin, A. Pick, M. Loncar, and A. W. Rodriguez, “Enhanced spontaneous emission at third-order Dirac exceptional points in inverse-designed photonic crystals,” Physical Review Letters, 117:107402, 2016. [read]

R. Messina, W. Jin, and A. W. Rodriguez, “Strongly coupled radiative and conductive heat transfer between planar objects,” Physical Review B (Rapid Comm.), 94:121410, 2016. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.121410 [read]