Photonics

NANO PHOTONICS AND SPINTRONICS OFFER NEW & NOVEL APPROACHES TO ENHANCED OPTICAL, DETECTION, AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS .   THESE METHODS ARE IN EARLY STAGE DEVELOPEMENT BUT OFFER GREAT POTENTIAL.

Negative refractive index materials-"Metamaterials"-could lead to super lenses & novel dielectric/metal nano sensors. These sensors should have selected plasmon surface resonance which can form a Ramon detectable surface field. Binding at the surface can produce a resonance shift resulting in a new and novel sensor for variety of materials and events. 

Control of semiconductor magnetic spin direction-"Spintronnics"-offers possible high speed computers which do not require booting.  Such technology can provide logic circuits and store high amounts of data.

Novel Smart Sensor designs are being developed to exploit these technologies for Defense and Homeland Security requirements.