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Stanford scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas

Monday, August 17, 2020

Prof. Jennifer Dionne’s lab has fashioned ultrathin silicon nanoantennas that trap and redirect light, for applications in quantum computing, LIDAR and even the detection of viruses.

in their paper, "High quality factor phase gradient metasurfaces", published in Nature Nanotechnology, Jennifer and team demonstrate a new approach to slow light significantly, much like an echo chamber holds onto sound, and to direct it at will. 

This could lead to novel ways of manipulating and using light, including new applications for quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented reality; light-based WiFi; and even the detection of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Read more in Stanford News, "Stanford scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas"

image of prof Jennifer Dionne