The Photonic Materials group focuses on three main research themes

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Quantum cathodoluminescence microscopy

Cathodoluminescence holography
Photon-induced near-field electron microscopy
Picosecond CL pump-probe spectroscopy

Light management in photovoltaics 

Spectrum splitting in perovskite/Si tandem solar cells, colored PV
Metal nanowire selective contacts on Si solar cells
Light trapping in thin-film and tandem solar cells
Novel spectrum splitting, downconversion, LSC architectures

Optical metamaterials 

Analog computational optical metasurfaces
Passive radiative cooling metasurfaces
Switchable optical metasurfaces

Group Members

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