- Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, and Quantum Optics
- Lasers, Amplifiers, Fibers, and Nonlinear Optics
- Optical Imaging, Sensing, and Communication
- Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics
- Antennas, Microwaves, and Computational Electromagnetics
- Metamaterials and Optoacoustics
Research in Electromagnetics and Photonics is generally concerned with the interaction of electromagnetic fields (in their various forms) with matter (in various configurations), investigating related scattering, guiding, amplification, absorption, radiation, modulation, energy conversion, particle acceleration, and quantum effects, to name a few. Indeed, associated devices and phenomena play a crucial role in our everyday lives, and are responsible to many of the technological advances we routinely rely on. Low frequency voltages and currents in the power grid, electronic signals on computer chips and boards, cellular and satellite radio-frequency communication systems, infrared thermal sensors, visible light LED displays, autonomous vehicle LiDARs, fiber-optic communication networks, silicon photonic chip interconnects, and x-ray medical imagers form only a partial list of applications harnessing the diverse opportunities offered by fields and waves across the electromagnetic spectrum. In accordance with their scientific and engineering importance, numerous research activities are dedicated to these themes within the faculty, comprising theoretical and experimental areas whose nature spans the entire spectrum from fundamental to applied topics – from nanophotonics, quantum optics, and electrodynamics to antennas, lasers, and imaging devices.