Congratulations to Precious for JoVe paper

Precious’ research into optical nanopatterning was published in JoVe. This is a unique video journal, which allows one to have archival footage of complex experimental steps. The video paper is available by open access here.

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SPIE Visiting Lecture at RIT

Rajesh gave a lecture under the SPIE visiting lecture program at RIT on Dec. 10. The title of the lecture was “Micro- and Nano-optics: numerical design, fabrication & novel applications.” Many thanks to Prof. Grover Swartzlander for the kind invitation. MenonRITvist_12-10-14

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Cannula microscope selected for Optics in 2014

Ganghun’s project on the cannula microscope was selected as one of the topics for Optics in 2014 by the OPN Magazine. This is a nice honor since the selection process is highly competitive. Congratulations to Ganghun!

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Media about new polarizer

Our new paper in Optica describing a new high-efficiency polarizer has been highlighted in  several notable media outlets including the Science Magazine, University of Utah news, the American Bazaar, IndiaWest, PhysOrg, Photonics.com, Optics & Photonics News, IEEE Spectrum, Digit.in, Healthmedicinenet.com, R&D Mag, Tecknikrom, Laser Focus World, BioOptics World, NdTV, AzoNano, Times of India, Gizbot, Science Daily, Newsxz.com, Materials Today, Interference Technology, TechLiveInfo, TechSharx, The Daily Utah Chronicle.

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Fellowship opportunities

The University of Utah offers a large number of fellowship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. A pretty comprehensive listing is available here. If you are interested in working in the lab, please apply to the ones that you are eligible for.

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Paper published in Optica chosen as cover image

BiOpticaCoverNov2014_11-14ng’s research into metamaterial polarizers was published in Optica today. The micrograph of the device was chosen for the cover image of the November issue of Optica. The paper describes a linear polarizer that shows a transmission efficiency of ~74%. This is achieved by allowing one polarization to transmit unperturbed, while the orthogonal polarization is rotated by 90 degrees.

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Congratulations to Precious

Precious’ research was recently published in Applied Physics Letters available here. In this paper, we describe a relatively simple and effective model for explaining the experimental results in POST, our approach to fast optical nano patterning.

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