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Cornell Nanophotonics Group

Latest Publications

The Scalable Integration of long-lived quantum memories into a photonic circuit

Mouradian, S. L., Schroder, T., Poitras, C. B., Li, L., Goldstein, J., Chen, E. H., Cardenas, J., Markham, M. L., Twitchen, D. J., Lipson, M., and Englund, D., arXiv:1409.7965, 30 Sept. 2014

High coupling efficiency etched facet tapers in silicon waveguides

Cardenas, J., Poitras, C. B., Luke, K., Luo, L.-W., Morton, P. A., and Lipson, M., IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett.,, 30 Sept. 2014

Strong polarization mode coupling in microresonators

Ramelow, S., Farsi, A., Clemmen, S., Levy, J.S., Johnson, A.R., Okawachi, Y., Lamont, M.R.E., Lipson, M., and Gaeta, A.L., Opt. Lett. 39, 5134, 2014, 01 Sept. 2014

Eliminating anchor loss in optomechanical resonators using elastic wave interference

Zhang, M., Luiz,G., Shah, S., Wiederhecker, G., and Lipson, M., Appl. Phys. Lett, 105, 051904, 05 Aug. 2014

Silicon-chip mid-infrared frequency comb generation

Griffith, A.G., Lau, R.K.W, Cardenas, J., Okawachi, Y., Mohanty, A., Fain, R., Lee, Y.H.D., Yu, M., Phare, C.T., Poitras, C.B., Gaeta, A.L., and Lipson, M., arXiv:1408.1039, 05 Aug. 2014

Nanophotonics can provide high bandwidth, high speed and ultra-small optoelectronic components. This technology has the potential to revolutionize telecommunications, computation and sensing.

Group Photo May 2014 

We investigate the physics and applications of nanoscale photonic structures. In particular, we are interested in light confining structures that can slow down, trap, enhance and manipulate light. Photonic structures can enhance light-matter interactions by orders of magnitude.The applications of the devices that we design, fabricate and demonstrate are numerous: on-chip light modulation (optically and electro-optically) and detection, networks on-chip, nonlinear phenomena, multi-material devices and platforms, microfluidics, basic physics, etc.

Our group members come from a variety of disciplines such as Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Applied and Engineering Physics. Our expertise ranges from electromagnetism theory to materials and devices characterization and fabrication. The fabrication is done in the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility - one of the most advanced academic centers for nanofabrication.

In July 2015, Prof. Lipson's Nanophotonics Group will be moving to Columbia University.  For more information please follow this link to the Columbia website.  

Recent News

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

Using an interferometer, Michal Lipson and colleagues have demonstrated an effective magnetic field...