Photonics Research

Includes Laser Physics, Medical-photonics and Quantum Optics and the Photonics Laboratory.  Laser spectroscopic techniques have been pioneered at City College and are being used to study dynamical properties of a variety of physical and biological systems. Several laboratories cited in the research sections above make extensive use of laser-scattering and laser-based diagnostic techniques.

Beyond this, City College has a comprehensive research program in quantum optics and applied quantum phenomenology.

Swapan Gayen

Our research interests include time-resolved optical spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy of nanoscale materials and structures for photonic applications; optical imaging of targets in highly scattering turbid media; optical biomedical imaging and spectroscopy; tunable solid-state lasers; dynamical processes in transition metal and rare-earth ion-doped crystals, and nonlinear optical spectroscopy.

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Recent Publication: Synthesis, optical spectroscopy and laser potential of pyrylium tosylates (2018)

Robert Alfano

The Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a world-renowned multidisciplinary research laboratory devoted to promoting research and education in photonic and laser technologies for scientific, engineering, medical, and industrial applications.


Vinod Menon

Research in my group, the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics (LaNMP) can be broadly defined as controlling light matter interaction at the nanoscale. Current research interests within the groups include include quantum simulation using condensates in solid state systems, cavity QED with two-dimensional semiconductors, controlling transport and energetics in organic molecules through strong light-matter coupling, and engineered nonlinear optical materials.

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Recent Publication: A room-temperature polariton light-emitting diode based on monolayer WS2 (2019)