Welcome to the Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics Group at UCSD

The Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics Group is an integral part of the Applied Optics-Photonics and Nanoscale Devices and Systems Programs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. The research group is directed by Prof. Yeshaiahu Fainman.

Current research areas include:

  • Metallo-dielectric laser nanoresonators
  • On-chip silicon photonic devices and phenomena
  • Biosensing using nanostructured plasmonic devices
  • Nanoscale optical field localization
  • Nanoscale optical resonant phenomena
  • Heterodyne near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM)
  • 3D quantitative imaging
  • Optical forces in photonic devices
  • Optofluidic devices