During the previous Photonics Summer Camps, participants actively participated in a research project that focused on key areas of photonics research and were mentored by leading scholars and experts. Students were matched with professors based on their interests and expertise.
The research topics in Photonics Summer Camp for each professor are outlined below:
Photonics of Complex Systems: Professor Andrea Fratalocchi
- Artificial intelligent photonics hardware for machine vision and ultra-sensitive detection.
- Machine learning adaptive metamaterials.
- Neuromorphic optoelectronic hardware for on-chip cognitive computing.
- All solar-driven scalable ammonia production - a semiconductor approach to world food production:
- The project focuses on identifying promising photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical nitrogen reduction reactions in large-area under a completely solar-driven process. Specifically, we are looking to design novel photoelectrodes with excellent photo-charge carrier generation, superior catalyst activity, and high selectivity. Further, the project includes identifying alternative water sources such as seawater/wastewater. Once developed, the technology is anticipated to solve the disparity in fertilizer distribution and delocalize its production to individual farms.
- Ultrawide bandgap semiconductors for power electronics, semiconductor photonics, and quantum technology:
- The project focuses on the development of group-III oxide and its hybrids for pushing the frontiers of advanced semiconductor epitaxy technologies. Leveraging highly sophisticated and state-of-the-art epitaxy techniques and heterostructures development, characterization experiments will be carried out targeting the eventual design and fabrication of devices. The use-inspired research targets the domain of electric vehicles, power transmission as well as quantum bit processing, and secure communication.
- State-of-the-art distributed fiber sensing:
- The project focuses on the development of electronics and photonics for ultra-sensitive, multi-sensing using lasers. The selection and integration of hardware and electronics will be carried out to continue to improve our award-winning laser-sensing box. The industry-driven research has already fulfilled the demands of several real-world applications in all-weather and multi-scenario environments and infrastructure sensing.
- High-resolution 3D printing of novel photonic devices.
- Development of a chemically sensitive microscope for label-free bioimaging.
- Study of free space optical communication for integrated Ground-Air-Space networks.
- Study of laser-powered drones.
- Development of resource allocation schemes for aerial visible light communications.
- AlGaN deep UV LEDs.
- Ultra-small micro DUV LEDs.
- Deep UV photodetectors.
Integration of On-Chip Light Sources: Professor Yating Wan
- Integrated Quantum Dot Lasers on Silicon.
- Integrated photonics for artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing.
- Linewidth narrowing in self-injection-locked on-chip lasers.
Biophotonics: Professor Carlo Liberale
High resolution 3D printing based on multi-photon processes
Label-free microscopy based on vibrational spectroscopy
New revolutionary processes of energy harvesting: Professor Andrea Fratalocchi
Nanomaterials for energy
Optical sorting of bio molecular matter
Artificial intelligent photonics
3D Holographic flexible displays
Energy-conversion phenomena: Professor Kazuhiro Ohkawa
Overflow current in quantum-well-structures
Optical-electrochemical study on a photo-electrode system
Study on semiconductor/oxide interface phenomena
Simulation of semiconductor/oxide superlattices
Semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits: Professor Boon S.Ooi
Group-III Nitride Nanowire UVLEDs on Metal
Solar Hydrogen Fuel Generation
Underwater Optical Wireless Communications
Photonics communication science and technology: Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Free space optical communication systems
Li-Fi systems & networks
Ultra-violet communication systems
Visible light communications
High bitrate underwater communications
Semiconductors for photonics: Professor Xiaohang Li
Fabrication of high performance LED and laser
Characterization of emerging semiconductor materials
Cutting-edge compound semiconductor LEDs and lasers
Fundamental semiconductor studies