Photonics is the physical science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, amplification, processing, and sensing.  Our work addresses fundamental problems in atomic, molecular, and optical physics, the development of photoluminescent organic, organometallic, and inorganic materials, quantum science and technologies, as well as nano-science and engineering.

    • Department of Energy, J. Wen (Co-PI), Grant No. DE-SC0022069, “Hybrid Optical Quantum Networks with Discrete Polarizations and Continuous Quadrature Variables”,  September 2021 – August 2024, $80,000
    • National Science Foundation–LEAPS-MPS, C. J. Saint-Louis (PI), Grant No. 431622, "Molecular Design, Synthesis, Properties, and Application of 2,5-bis(2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethynyl)thiophene Photolabile Protecting Groups for the Synthesis of Hydroxamic Acids," September 2021 – September 2023, $249,604
    • National Science Foundation, N. Douguet (PI), Grant No. PHY 2012078,  “Attosecond and Strong Field Physics in Correlated Multielectron System,” August 2020 - July 2023, $138,092
    • National Science Foundation, J. R. Gulley (PI), Grant No. PHY 1903462,  “Quantum Kinetics of Laser-Induced Electron Hole Plasmas in Nanowire Arrays,” June 2019 - May 2022, $116,948
    • National Science Foundation, M. Stollenz (PI), Grant No. CHE 1800332,  “RUI: Highly Luminescent Multinuclear Coinage Metal Arrays with a Twist: A New Approach to Design Light-Emitting Molecular Wires and Coils,” July 2018 - July 2022, $269,407
    • National Science Foundation, J. Wen (PI), Grant No. PHY 1806519,  “Collaborative Research: Parity-Time Symmetry and Anti-Symmetry in Quantum Optics,” July 2018 - July 2021, $150,003
    • National Science Foundation, J. Wen (Co-PI), Grant No. EFMA 1741693,  “EFRI NewLAW: CMOS-Compatible Electrically Controlled Nonreciprocal Light Propagation with 2D Materials,” October 2017 - September 2022, $200,000
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research, J. R. Gulley (PI), Grant No. FA9550-13-1-0069, “Multi-Chromatic Ultrashort Pulse Filamentation and Bulk Modification in Dielectrics,” February 2013 - January 2016, $360,000

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