UC Berkeley (06/2015 – 08/2015)

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(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. 

 

Presentation:

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

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