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Cornell Nanophotonics Group

Latest Publications

On-chip mode-division multiplexing switch

Brian Stern, Xiaoliang Zhu, Christine P. Chen, Lawrence D. Tzuang, Jaime Cardenas, Keren Bergman, and Michal Lipson, Optica, Vol. 2, No. 6, 29 May 2015

Synchronization and Phase Noise Reduction in Micromechanical Oscillators Arrays Coupled through Light

Mian Zhang, Shreyas Shah, Jaime Cardenas, Michal Lipson, arXiv:1505.02009, 18 May 2015

On-Chip Optical Squeezing

Avik Dutt, Kevin Luke, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Alexander L. Gaeta, Paulo Nussenzveig, and Michal Lipson, Phys. Rev. Appl., Vol. 3, No. 044005, 13 April 2015

Master-Slave Locking of Optomechanical Oscillators over a Long Distance

Shreyas Y. Shah, Mian Zhang, Richard Rand, Michal Lipson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 113602, 17 March 2015

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., Nat. Commun, 24 Feb. 2015

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

Prof. Lipson ranked among top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in physics

Prof. Lipson ranked among top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in physics by Thomas Reuters.