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1 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 1 Photonics in Florida Optics and Photonics Research at CREOL Pieter Kik, Asst Professor in Optics CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, USA CREOL student CREOL professor

2 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 2 Outline -CREOL, brief history -Students and faculty -Research at CREOL, selected topics -Nanophotonics and Near-field Optics (Kik group)

3 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 3 Visit our website for more information ….

4 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 4 UCF - campus Nature Sports facilities Lounge pool?! Library

5 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 5 UCF – We have outgrown Google Maps Founded in 1968 > 50,000 students! > 1200 faculty > 180,000 degrees awarded CREOL: always evolving

6 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide CREOL approved as a type II Center by BOR 1986 Florida Legislature appropriates $1.5M 1987 M.J. Soileau becomes First Director of CREOL –Location: double-wide trailer on CREOL bldg site 1995 Move into new CREOL building 1998 Provost announces the School of Optics –Degrees in Optics 2004 Provost announces the College of Optics & Photonics Dean: Eric W. van Stryland 2008 New Dean: Bahaa Saleh CREOL - timeline

7 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 7 CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Built in ,000 sq. ft. 85 labs FULL!!

8 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 8 Fourteen years later: many changes!

9 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 9 New (2008) CREOL extension – Incubator space and Townes Laser Institute (TLI)

10 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 10 3,000 sq ft clean room, Class 100/1000 Leica e-beam lithography 1 of 3 in the country 10 nm resolution! resource center for univ & user facility for industry. Funded separately by matching $ now ~$10M of facilities Hired 5 new faculty; e.g. eminent scholar Dennis Deppe, UT Austin, inventor of near IR quantum dot laser. Enabling technology: high power, high efficiency lasers for e.g. medical diagnostics Semiconductor Quantum dots Laser microcavity NanoPhotonics Systems Fabrication Facility

11 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 11 Total Funding Received by Year Funding in $Millions FPCE FPCE-TLI Funding – seems healthy! About 30% of funding via Industry related programs

12 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 12 Affiliates program – 7 years of growth Enough about administration – how about the people?

13 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 13 We’re still growing ~ 6 new faculty in next 5 years The people of CREOL (Creoleans?) 24Optics Faculty 11Research and associate faculty 160Optics Students 55 Research staff 18 Administrative support CREOL is a youthful place!

14 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 14 OPTICS DAY CAOS: CREOL Association of Optics Students

15 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 15 AYMAN ABOURADDY MICHAEL BASS GLENN D. BOREMAN DEMETRI CHRISTODOULIDES PETER J. DELFYETT DENNIS DEPPE ARISTIDE DOGARIU SASAN FATHPOUR LEONID B. GLEBOV DAVID J. HAGAN JAMES E. HARVEY ARAVINDA KAR PIETER KIK STEPHEN KUEBLER GUIFANG LI PATRICK L. LIKAMWA M. G. "JIM" MOHARAM MARTIN C. RICHARDSON NABEEL A. RIZA BAHAA E. A. SALEH (DEAN) WINSTON SCHOENFELD ERIC W. VAN STRYLAND SHIN-TSON WU BORIS Y. ZELDOVICH Meet the Faculty

16 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 16 85% hold the rank of Fellow Boards of Directors/Officers of: –OSA, SPIE, LEOS, National Society of Black Physicists Editors, or on the editorial boards OSA Max Born Award to Boris Zel’dovich Over 300 scholarly works per year Abbe medal of ICO to Nabeel Riza OSA Wood Prize to George Stegeman OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Award to MJ Soileau Faculty distinctions

17 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 17 CREOL – research thrusts Lasers Fiber communications Semiconductor photonics Nonlinear and integrated photonics Optical systems Coming slides – sampling of ongoing work

18 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 18 Ultimate Scaling of Semiconductor Light Sources Quantum dots are an enabling technology for: --- Temperature insensitive, ultrafast lasers and amplifiers --- High beam stability, narrow linewidth high power laser diodes --- Photonic crystal, microcavity VCSEL, and quantum light sources Record high T o 1.3 µm laser using p-doped InAs QDs (APL 80, 3277 (2002)). demonstrated the first 1.3 µm QD lasers in 1998 Dennis Deppe – Quantum Dots and Nanophotonics

19 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 19 Cd Concentration 2% 29% 410 nm 580 nm Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) of MgCdZnO Semiconductors Autonomous Neutron Detector Arrays for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection & Identification Low Power (zero bias) Lightweight Rugged Small Form Factor Un-manned Surveillance UV/Visible Devices ZnO Native Substrates Full Visible Range Wet Etchable High Temp. Operation 5mm Device InGaZnO Ti:InO CdZnO Transparent Conduction Oxides (TCOs) (Cu,Zn,Ga,Ge,In,Sn,Sb,Bi - O) There are many formulations not yet investigated!! Excellent transparent contact TFTs with mobilities 10 times that of amorphous Si Winston Schoenfeld – Nanophotonics Device Group

20 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 20 Laser plasma source 13.5nm Martin Richardson – EUV Sources for Lithography

21 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 21 Spectral width at full pumping current ~1 nm Based on holographic gratings formed in glass in multi-step process 0.5 kW commercial diode stack with a grating in front Locks stack within 1 nm bandwidth (90% efficient) Leon Glebov – Volume Bragg Gratings

22 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 22 Tunable-focus Liquid Lens 1.Brain commands muscles 2.Muscles control the lens shape PDMS Liquid Skeleton Elastic periphery Artificial muscle Ren et al, Opt. Express 14, 8031 (Sept. 4, 2006) US patent 7,142,369 (Nov. 2006) 47 journal papers / 8 patents in 2006 ! Shin-Tson Wu – Liquid Crystal Device Group

23 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 23 F/# = 2.0 with +/- 45 o FOV 2 waves aberration at 45 o F/# = 2.4 with +/- 45 o FOV 0.05 waves aberration at 45 o FoveatedConventional Team members: UCF (Prime) Sandia BNS AFRL Narrascape Raytheon Dynamic Foveated Imaging

24 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 24 Antenna-Coupled IR Detectors IR Frequency-Selective Surfaces Wavelength-tunable and polarization-tunable antennas, leading to, e.g. pixel integrated IR spectrometers Infrared Systems Lab Optical Lithography Eric Johnson IR polarimeter antenna Antenna array for IR Glenn Boreman – IR optics, detectors and FSS

25 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 25 Pieter Kik – Nanophotonics and Near-field Optics Example project: surface plasmon excitation using resonant nanoparticle arrays Darkfield microscopy showing blue plasmon resonance Key ideas - light guiding using charge density waves - far-field excitation of near-fields - tuned resonant enhancement of near-fields Nanoparticle arrays 3D finite element simulation showing surface plasmon excitation using silver nanoparticles Schematic of SP excitation Atomic force microscopy of e-beam generated Ag particles

26 Photonics Toolkit, Université Laval slide 26 Photonics in Florida Optics and Photonics Research at CREOL Broad range of topics Exciting research Many young scientists Great environment (use with care) Questions? Space shuttle Kennedy Space Center


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