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Coherent multi-octave supercontinuum generated in a nanophotonic lithium niobate waveguide (Fejer group)

Photonics research in the Department of Applied Physics explores how to create, sense, and manipulate light for both fundamental and applied science & engineering 

Photonics in the Applied Physics department at Stanford is focused on developing approaches to create, sense, and manipulate light, and to apply these approaches to answer basic scientific questions across disciplines. The work is broad and covers a wide range of topics, including nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, quantum optical technologies, systems and devices, LIGO technology development, electron accelerators, as well as photonic approaches to probing and controlling biology and condensed matter.


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Researcher with tank

LIGO research, Byer, Fejer & Brian Lantz groups

Physics hardware

Mabuchi group