Chanda Research Group

Research

Research Focus

Thin-film solar cells, study of light-matter interactions in artificially structured metal/dielectric structures (metamaterials, plasmonic nanostructures), transformation optics for display/camouflage, printed optics/opto-electronics components, strong coupling between photonic and plasmonic resonances, biological/chemical sensors.

Macroscopic Image of Printed 3D Negative Index Metamaterial Light Trapping in Microbar Flexible c-Silicon Solar Cells Wave Optics Light Trapping
Opto-fluidic Sensor/Modulator  Cavity Coupled Plasmonic Crystal System

Research in the lab focuses on confining coherent/partially-coherent or incoherent light at nanoscale to enhance light-matter interactions for novel device applications as well as energy harvesting purposes. The emphasis is on design and development of high throughput, large scale and low cost fabrication of optical nanostructures for enhanced light-matter interactions in artificially structured metal/dielectric structures (metamaterials, plasmonic nanostructures), transformation optics for display/camouflage, strong coupling between photonic and plasmonic resonances and trapping light in thin film solar cells.

Nano-Optics Research Group  •  Email: Debashis.Chanda@creol.ucf.edu  •  Phone: 407.823.4575  •  Fax: 407.882.2819