(Picture unrelated to the REU. I got to meet Nobel Physics Laureate Arno Penzias attending a conference on remembering Prof. Charles Townes of Berkeley)
In summer 2015, I participated in another REU at UC Berkeley, Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S). I was under the supervision of the center director, Prof. Yablonovitch himself. My project was: Optical Antenna Enhanced Spontaneous Emission of Monolayer WSe2. I first designed and built a conoscope which enabled me to achieve far field radiation pattern imaging of optical antennas. I then characterized those optical antennas with photoluminescence, radiation pattern and scattering spectrum measurements. Towards the end, I did Lumerical FDTD simulation and verified my experimental results.
Zeyan Xu, Kevin Messer, Eli Yablonovitch. “Radiation Pattern and Scattering Properties of Optical Antennas”. American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting Abstracts 2016.
Link to poster: E3S REU Poster