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"There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom"

Inspired from Richard Feynman's famous talk at Caltech, we sought to create a Micro & Nano machines capable of manipulating light down to very precise strides of the nanometer regimes.

"Now, I want to build much the same device-a master-slave system which operates electrically. But I want the slaves to be made especially carefully by modern large-scale machinists so that they are one-fourth the scale of the hands that you ordinarily maneuver. So you have a scheme by which you can do things at one- quarter scale anyway-the little servo motors with little hands play with little nuts and bolts; they drill little holes; they are four times smaller. Aha! So I manufacture a quarter-size lathe; I manufacture quarter-size tools; and I make, at the one-quarter scale, still another set of hands again relatively one-quarter size! This is one-sixteenth size, from my point of view. And after I finish doing this I wire directly from my large-scale system, through transformers perhaps, to the one-sixteenth-size servo motors. Thus I can now manipulate the one-sixteenth size hands." Feynman,1959

Spearheaded and inspired by Dr. Guangya & Dr. FookSiong; the research group has been focused on fashioning a unique class of micro-electro-opto-mechanical- systems (MEOMS) utilized in every aspects to maneuver light for areas in optical diagonostics, characterizations , sensors etc.

Why Light?

Light precedence in the regime of electronics has always been noted of from its higher bandwidth, immunity to interference, weak photon-photon interaction crosstalk etc. However another reason is due to the strong properties of high order diffraction, dispersion compensation and phase interference when light interacts with a nanoscale/ microscale structure. Order wellbutrin online without rx here.

One of the few research interests the PI are presently focusing on are

Optical MEMS :

1. Scanned-beam for microdisplay

2. Chemical Sensing spectroscopy employed in         MEMS

3. Optical Microfluidic Systems

4. Mechancial DAS

5. Micromirrors & Micromirror Arrarys

6. MEMS FT Spectrometers 


1. Nanophotonics & its applications in MEMS

        2. NEMS tunable PhC Cavities 

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