Our focus is on advanced optical / electrical / fluidic systems with an emphasis on the following elements: “Soft” Materials (liquid crystals, functional polymers), Photonics, Holography, Optical Trapping Effects, and Numerical Simulations.
Funding Agencies & Collaborating Partners
| Polarization-Independent LC Microdisplays |
Implemented with diffractive LC gratings and transmissive- and reflective-modes, includes fundamental optical and elastic continuum studies
| Primary Application Area: Projection Displays |
Context keywords: Polarization Gratings, SLMs
|Achromatic Polarization Gratings |
Design, modeling, and fabrication of achromatic polarization gratings (PGs) in forms of thin polymer films as well as active liquid crystal cells.
|Reflective Polarization Gratings |
Polarization Gratings on Reflective Substrates (Aluminum, Silicon, etc.)
|Low-loss Tunable Optical Filters |
Tunable optical filters based on Liquid Crystal Polarization Gratings
|Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Tool - WOLFSIM |
Open-Source code for analyzing anisotropic materials
Theoretical and experimental evaluation of the interaction of optical fields and dielectric particles in micro-scale fluidic systems.
| Primary Application Area: Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Nano- and Micro-Particles |
Context keywords: Optical Trap, Optical Interference Landscape, Microfluidics
|Wide-Angle Beamsteering |
An all-optical (non-mechanical) approach to beamsteering in an ultra-thin package
| Primary Application Area: non-mechanical optical communication, remote sensing |
Context keywords: Polarization Gratings, Beam-Steering, Optical Communication
|Imaging Spectrometry |
Ultra-compact spectral camera based on low-loss LC tunable optical filters
| Primary Application Area: Medical Imaging/Diagnosis, Remote Sensing in Biology and Military |
Context keywords: Polarization Gratings, Spectrometry, Spectropolarimetry
|Hyperspectral Imaging Polarimetry |
Ultra-compact spectral-polarimetric camera having snapshot capability
|Organic Electronics Labs |
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