Feb. 19, 2014, our paper on Parity-Time symmetric whispering-gallery microcavities and its application for nonreciprocal light transmission has bee accepted for publication in Nature Physics
Sept. 26, 2011 Prof. Yang receives the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor given by the US government on early career professionals (professors and members of other research communities) and is accompanied by additional funding to support research in our Lab. New~
August 22, 2011 Today we move to new PRESTON M. GREEN HALL Building.
August 9, 2011 To know more about the mode-splitting sensing scheme, you could read our work on “Single virus and nanoparticle size spectrometry by whispering-gallery-mode microcavities” published in Optics Express.
June 26, 2011 Our work on microlasers for ultra-sensitive sensing appeared on the June 26 edition of Nature Nanotechnology’s advanced online publication.
Split of lasing modes generated in a high-quality micro-laser for sensing:
Photos of our microlasers fabricated on a silicon wafer. The glass doped with rare-earth optical gain media is synthesized and processed into arrays of microlasers by talented students in our lab which is located in Bryan building at Washington University.
Other websites that report our work on microlasers for sensing
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May, 2011 We welcome three undergraduates to our lab for summer research experiences this year!
Welcome to join us this summer, Jacob Friedlein (Physics, School of Art and Science, Washington University), Meron Tesfaye (Chemical Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park) and Michael Akenhead (Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University).
May, 2011 Congratulations to Lina for receiving 2011 Incubic/Milton Chang Travel Grant for her work on single nanoparticle detection using a microcavity laser presented in CLEO 2011.
March. 2, 2011 Congratulations to Sahin, Jiangang and Lina on paper entitled “ Estimation of Purcell factor from mode-splitting spectra in an optical microcavity ”accepted for publication in Phy. Rev. A.
March. 9, 2011 Congratulations to Woosung, Sahin, and Jiangang on paper entitled “ Observation and characterization of mode splitting in microsphere resonators in aquatic environment ”accepted for publication in App. Phy. Lett.
Feb. 26, 2011 Jiangang present and win 3rd place in Engineering group at 16th WashU graduate research symposium. The topic is "Tiny sensor measures single viruses and nanoparticles".
Oct. 25, 2010 Congratulations to Jiangang on paper entitled “Controlled manipulation of mode splitting in an optical microcavity by two Rayleigh scatterers ”accepted for publication in Opt. Express.
Oct. 12, 2010 Congratulations to Lina on paper entitled “ Ultrasensitive detection of mode splitting in active optical microcavities ”accepted for publication in Phy. Rev. A.
August 09, 2010 Our SPIE newsroom article on particle sensing appears on line.
July 30, 2010 Congratulations to Woosung on paper entitled "Demonstration of mode splitting in an optical microcavity in aqueous environment" ”accepted for publication in App. Phy. Lett.
July 23, 2010 Congratulations to Lina and Woosung on papers accepted by 2010 Frontiers in Optics (FiO)/Laser Science XXVI (LS) Conference
May 5, 2010 Congratulations to Lina on paper entitled “Scatterer induced mode splitting in poly(dimethylsiloxane) coated microresonators ”accepted for publication in App. Phy. Lett.
Note: This paper has been ranked by Applied Physics Letters as the top 20 most downloaded articles in June 2010.
Dec. 18, 2009 Press release on our single particle sensing work
Other websites that report our work on single particle sensing and sizing:
Dec. 15, 2009 Congratulations to Lina on paper entitled “Self-pulsation in fiber-coupled on-chip microcavity lasers ”accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.
Dec. 13, 2009 Our Nature Photonics paper on single particle sensing and sizing appeared in the Dec. 13 edition of Nature Photonics’s advanced online publication
Dec. 02, 2009 We have two papers accepted by "Photonic Microdevices/Microstructures for Sensing II" conference, which is part of the SPIE symposium on SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing to be held 5-9 April 2010 in Orlando, United States.
Nov. 10, 2009 Our paper on single nano-particle detection has been accepted for publication in Nature Photonics.
Oct. 29, 2009 Jiangang presented a poster titled with "Single Nanoparticle Detection on a Silicon Chip" at the CMI (Center for Materials Innovation) Graduate Forum at Washington University.
Sept. 24, 2009 We have two posters* presented at the 1st Symposium on Nanotechnology for Public Health, Environment, and Energy at Washington University.
*Single Nanoparticle Detection by Mode Splitting in Ultra-High-Q Microtoroid, Jiangang Zhu, Sahin Kaya Ozdemir, Yun-Feng Xiao, Lin Li, Lina He, Da-Ren Chen and Lan Yang (ESE/EECE, WUSTL)
*Whispering Gallery Mode Biosensors, Michael Zakrewsky, Sahin Ozdemir, and Lan Yang (National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network-Nano Research Facility , WUSTL)
Note: Michael Zakrewsky, an undergraduate student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received support from NNIN program and worked in our lab in the summer of 2009.
Aug 05, 2009 Dr. Yang’s paper on demonstration of narrow fundamental linewidth Er laser on silicon is accepted for publication in Phy. Rev. Lett.
June 08, 2009 Welcome Michael Zakrewsky (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) to start his two-month National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in our group.
May 20, 2009 Our work on Laser Treated Sol-Gel Glass for Ultra-High-Quality Photonic Devices will receive three-year funding from NSF starting June 15 2009.
May 14, 2009 Our paper on fabrication of high-Q polydimethylsiloxane optical microspheres for thermal sensing is accepted by Applied Physics Letters.
May 12, 2009 Our paper on investigation of oscillatory thermal dynamics in a PDMS coated silica microresonators is accepted by Optics Express.
May 11, 2009 Our paper on demonstration of Electromagnetically induced transparency-like effect in a single microresonator is accepted by Applied Physics Letters.
Prof. Lan Yang
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
- Campus Box 1042, Washington University
- Saint Louis, MO 63130
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 314-935-9543, Fax: 314-935-7500