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Photonics and Nano Devices

Overview

Photonics and Nano Devices Research at UW ECE includes quantum electronics, nanoscale optics, novel photon sources, and optical metamaterials, with applications in quantum science, imaging, biomedical sensing, and other areas. Our faculty work closely with colleagues in the Department of Physics and several faculty hold joint and secondary appointments in Physics.“Many ECE faculty are members of the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES), a NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) node that hosts the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) to support academic institutions and companies throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond in designing and fabricating nanoscale materials, structures, devices and systems.

Topics

Nanoscale Materials and Structure

Modeling and fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and nanoscale structures and the design and fabrication of novel devices.

Faculty: M.P. AnantramScott T. DunhamRobert B. Darling, Kai-Mei Fu, Lih Lin, Arka Majumdar, Mo Li

Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics

Design and fabrication of integrated photonic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices for applications in computation, communication, sensing, and quantum information.

Faculty: Kai-Mei FuArka MajumdarLih LinScott T. Dunham, Mo Li

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

micro-machining, lithography, x-ray and diamond patterning

Faculty: Karl F. BöhringerRobert B. Darling, Lih LinAlex Mamishev,

Sensors and Sensor Systems

Faculty: Robert B. DarlingAlex MamishevMatt Reynolds, Joshua SmithDenise M. Wilson

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Bringing light into computers to accelerate AI and machine learning

UW ECE faculty members Sajjad Moazeni and Mo Li are leading a multi-institutional research team, which has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new type of computer chip that uses laser light for AI and machine learning computation.

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