Professor Fan’s group performs research on the theory and simulation of photonic solid state materials and devices for telecom and information technology applications. Particular areas of interest include photonic bandgap materials, nanoscale photonic devices and metamaterials. The Fan group is exploring the use of dynamic photonic structures for the storage of light for data buffering applications and modeling magneto-optic materials for storage applications. Dr. Fan’s group has collaborated with the Solgaard group on tunable filters based upon photonic bandgap crystals. In collaboration with the Kahn group, they are exploring the use of adaptive optics to achieve high data rate transmission in multi-mode fibers. Dr. Fan’s group is also exploring the use of dynamic photonic structures for stopping, storage, and time reversal of light for packet buffering in all optical switches.
May 13, 2012
Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.
April 1, 2010
It's 50 years since the birth of the laser and to mark the imminent anniversary physicsworld.com will be cranking up its coverage of photonic science, technologies and applications over the coming weeks.
For starters, there's our latest video exclusive, a vox pop with faculty and students at the Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC), part of Stanford University in California and home to one of largest photonics research programmes in the US.
SPRC's Ginzton Laboratory is the focal point for that programme and an interdisciplinary research team that comprises around 40 professors and 200 graduate students and postdocs. Theirs is a wide-ranging brief – SPRC working groups span information technology, telecommunications, integrated photonics, microscopy, neuroscience and solar cells – though with a common objective: to partner with industry to bring innovative photonic technologies to market.
Membership in the Stanford Photonics Research Center is available to companies interested in establishing mutually-beneficial relationships with the Stanford photonics community. Membership fees directly support research and teaching in photonics at Stanford; in turn, members gain facilitated access to Stanford photonics students, faculty, and current and emerging areas of research at Stanford.