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August 7, 2019 : “Stanford researchers design a light-trapping, color-converting crystal” (press release) June 24, 2019: “A New Theory for Trapping Light Particles Aims to Advance Development of Quantum Computers” (press release) February 2018: Our paper, D. L. Sounas, J. Soric, and A. Alù, “Broadband Passive Isolators Based on Coupled Nonlinear Resonances,” Nature Electronics, Vol. 1, pp. 113-119, February 8, 2018 was featured on the cover of the February 2018 issue; A News and Views commentary by H. Krishnaswamy et al. has appeared in the same issue, CUNY has issued a press release, Physics World has covered the news on Feb. 22, 2018. (web) February 7, 2018: Our first annual review meeting takes place in Austin, TX, in the new EERC building. January 20, 2017: The kick-off meeting of our effort has taken place in Austin, TX November 1, 2016: Our MURI project has officially started. July 18, 2016: “Engineers Receive $22.8 Million from DOD for Cross-Disciplinary Projects,” (press release) Accomplishments and Highlights (Feb. 2019-Jan. 2020) Thrust 1 Fundamental limits and new heuristics for optical communication systems in terms of available orthogonal modes New quantization of radiation field for arbitrary volumes Novel modal “A&B” coefficient law New architecture/theory for MZI mesh Universal nonlinear components using MZI and nonlinear materials Wave optics mapped into algorithms of recurrent neural networks Thrust 2 Charged interlayer excitons, gate tunable, in TMD heterostructures Atomically thin semiconductor platform as a canvas for attojoule optoelectronics TMDs for valleytronics Twistronics in twisted atomic bilayers Thrust 3 Micro-electromechanical system for tuning an optical singularity plasmonic dimer Demonstrated switching of exciton resonances in atomically-thin WS2 layers Reconfigurable atomically-thin lens by patterning a millimetre-scale WS2 layer Design and implementation of first interferometer “equation solver” chip Analysis showing fast self-configuration of mesh chips Design, construction, and testing  of several  RF MZI circuits and controllers Design, construction of Si Photonics MZI circuits Thrust 4 Metasurface-based equation solvers Theory, inverse design and numerical simulations for adjustable metasurfaces Bound state in continuum for doubly-resonant photonic crystal cavities for nonlinear optics
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