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Center for Nanophotonics

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Contacts

Edward E. Whitacre Endowed Chair Hongxing Jiang, Ph.D. hx.jiang@ttu.edu
Linda Whitacre Endowed Chair Jingyu Lin, Ph.D. jingyu.lin@ttu.edu
Main Phone   806.742.3533 x256 or x253
Web Address   http://www2.ece.ttu.edu/nanophotonics/

Purpose

The Center for Nanophotonics at TTU is a focal point in Texas for conducting innovative research and development on active nano-scale photonic materials and devices (devices that convert light to electricity or vise versa). The Center’s research areas cover a broad spectrum, ranging from basic to applied, and dealing with state-of-the-art nano-scale material synthesis, device processing and fundamental physics. In particular, the Center’s research works have significantly advanced the fundamental understanding of III-nitride wide bandgap semiconductors (GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InGaN, and InAlGaN) and their applications (these materials promise to be effective in producing renewable energy and light more efficiently).

Research Focus

The Center’s current research activities include the creation of photonic devices (light emitting diodes, laser diodes, detectors, sensors) active from infrared to visible to deep/extreme UV, optical amplifiers, solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and photoelectrochemical cells. The Center is exploring applications of nanophotonic devices for emerging technologies in the areas of high efficiency solid-state-lighting, renewable energy generation and storage, security, optical communications, health and medical care, and entertainment. The Center’s facilities are among the best in the world for micro- and nano-fabrication of photonic materials and devices based on III-nitrides.

Recent Developments

For more information, please visit the Center for Nanophotonics home page.