|Director||Jordan Berg, Ph.D., P.E.||email@example.com|
|Acting Co-Director||Luis Grave de Peralta, Ph.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
The study of light-emitting and light-sensing materials at the nano level (one-thousandth of the width of a hair) is called nanophotonics. Nanophotonic research will lead to a new generation of devices that are light-weight, highly efficient, consume low power, and are cost-effective. The future shows the great promise of nanophotonic device applications in military (e.g., communications and remote sensing), homeland security (e.g., biological and chemical threat detection and warning), and in the future of commercial and residential lighting.
Nanophotonics researchers in the Nano Tech Center at Texas Tech are creating groundbreaking materials that produce light at deep UV, blue/green, and infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. These advances in material creation have the potential to enhance the efficiency of devices such as light–emitting diodes, lasers, and photodetectors.