Abstract

Nanoplasmonics/nanophotonics defines the study of optical phenomena in the nanoscale vicinity of metal or dielectric surfaces. It is on the verge of developing into a promising technology platform for next-generation information technology, energy, high-density data storage, life/environment sciences and security. Research in this area has accelerated at an immense rate in the last couple of years, thanks to the advances in computation, nanofabrication and characterization to investigate light-fields of subwavelength dimensions. The nanoplasmonics/nanophotonics group in IHPC operates at the forefront of computational nanoplasmonics/nanophotonics research, and is collaborating with a few key groups both across Singapore and internationally.

In this talk, a few collaborative works will be presented, e.g., quantum plasmon resonances, an on-chip electrical plasmon sources based on tunnel junctions, and plasmonic sensing from numerical modelling to biological testing. Last but not least, the emerging application of nanoplasmonics/nanophotonics in quantum technologies will be highlighted.

About The Speaker

Dr. WU Lin received her B.Eng degree with 1st class Honor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2005 and her Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics in 2009, both from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. After graduating in 2009, Dr. Wu Lin joined Institute of High Performance Computing A*STAR as a computational scientist.

Her research interests include nanoplasmonics/nanophotonics and its emerging applications in quantum technology and sensing. She has authored or co-authored 2 book chapters and >35 refereed journal papers with over 1000 citations, including Opt. Express 18, 14395 (2010) (cited 350 times), ACS Nano 7, 707 (2013), Science343, 1496 (2014), Nat. Commun. 6, 7684 (2015), and Nat. Photonics 10, 274 (2016). She also holds 3 US patents and 3 SG patents.

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