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A new article from the University of Central Florida’s Nano-Optics Group appears in the December 31 edition of Physical Review Letters. The weekly journal is one of most prestigious publications in the field of physics.

Energy exchange between electrons and photons is still not a well understood phenomenon. The UCF group’s paper theoretically, as well as experimentally, elucidates the coupling mechanism between plasmonic and photonic modes in a complex hybrid system. Their research is not only important for fundamental science, but also opens up possibilities for novel cavity-based nanophotonic devices exploiting this strong plasmonic-photonic coupling.”

The Nano-Optics Group is led by Dr. Debashis Chanda, a professor with a joint appointment in UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center and College of Optics and Photonics. 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 group emphasises design and development of high throughput, large scale and low cost fabrication of optical nanostructures.

Access the article from Physical Review Letters.