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Graduate Student Seminar - 10/04/2013

"Changes in Optical Properties by Manipulation of Local Density of Optical States"

by Joe Murray

Friday, October 4, 2013 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Asst. Professor Jeremy Munday

The local density of optical states (LDOS) plays a key role in a wide range of physical phenomenon. By Fermi's golden rule, the LDOS links radiative rate of molecules, quantum dots, and atoms to their local environment. By controlling this local environment, the optical properties of materials may be altered. This has a wide range of applications from basic physics and chemistry to plasmonics, photonics crystals, and solar cells. In our research, we investigate several important physical effects of varying LDOS.

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