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ECE Seminar – Nano-optics for Smart Sensing and Display

Title: Nano-optics for smart sensing and display Abstract: Nano-optical systems provide unprecedented control of light. These systems are ultra-compact and lightweight, enabling new optical functionalities beyond conventional optics. In this […]

Feb 9

February 9, 2024

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

Title: Nano-optics for smart sensing and display
Abstract: Nano-optical systems provide unprecedented control of light. These systems are ultra-compact and lightweight, enabling new optical functionalities beyond conventional optics. In this talk, I will focus on two applications: multifunctional metasurfaces for efficient computational depth sensors; and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for high-performance laser displays. The combination of nano-optics with computational approaches and active platforms will be discussed. These examples demonstrate the potential of nano-optics in enabling the next generation of smart sensors and displays, particularly for small, low-power platforms such as augmented reality devices, internet of things (IoT), and more.
Bio: Zhujun Shi is currently an optical research scientist at Reality Labs at Meta. Prior to that, she was a research assistant in Prof. Federico Capasso’s group at Harvard University. Her research focuses on nanophotonics and nano-optics. By engineering the interaction of light and structured materials at the subwavelength scale, she develops nano-optical systems for various imaging, sensing and display applications.
Education:
PhD in Physics, 2020, Harvard University.
BS in Physics, 2015, Tsinghua University.