Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Lasers
Optoelectronics and Photonics
The Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices Research Group is committed to improving the performance of renewable energy technologies. Our research focuses on the next generation technology in the fields of nanophotonics, polarization-selective photonics, bioelectronics, biophotonics, pulsed laser-based deposition, and many other photonic applications.
Research is currently being conducted on plastic solar cells which utilize the novel properties of semiconducting nanocrystals, or quantum dots, to improve solar cell efficiency. The work in this area is supported by a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office.
More information about this research area will be available soon.