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Nanophotonics with 2D Material Quantum Emitters

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Galan Moody

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara

Abstract: Optically active defects in 2D materials, such as hexagonal boron nitride and transition metal dichalcogenides, are an attractive class of quantum emitters with high brightness, room-temperature operation, site-specific engineering of emitter arrays, and tunability with external strain and electric fields. In this talk, I’ll provide an introduction to the field and discuss my group’s recent advances in creating arrays of 2D quantum emitters through strain and defect engineering, achieving ultra-bright and directional emission with metasurfaces, and integrating them with silicon nitride photonics for on-chip applications in quantum information.

Speaker Bio: Professor Moody is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSB. He has a BSc in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Physics both from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and he was an NRC Postdoc Fellow and Research Scientist at NIST in Boulder from 2013-2019. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award (2021) and an Air Force Young Investigator Program Award (2020). He is on the executive committee and is a thrust co-lead in the UCSB Quantum Foundry, the faculty leadership committee for the Institute of Energy Efficiency, and the editorial board for the Journal of Physics: Photonics. His research group develops quantum photonic technologies for computing, communications, networking, and metrology.