News

March 2017: Jiani wins the "Most Outstanding Student Speaker of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics seminar series".

February 2017: Maiken wins an ONR Young Investigator Award.

January 2017: Maiken wins the Early Career Achievement Award from SPIE. Duke news story here.

January 2017: Our paper "Temporal and spatial valley dynamics in 2D semiconductors probed via Kerr rotation" has been accepted by Physical Review B. Congratulations to Jiani and all authors!

December 2016: Our paper "Towards Multispectral Imaging with Colloidal Metasurface Pixels" has been published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Jon and all authors!
- News articles: Duke, Advanced Science News, EurekAlert!, Phys.org     

October 2016: Maiken won the 2017 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society.

September 2016: Our paper "Efficient nanosecond photoluminescence from infrared PbS quantum dots coupled to plasmonic nanoantennas" has been published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations to Gleb and all authors!

September 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the workshop "Single Photons Single Spins" in Oxford, UK.

September 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the OSA Incubator on "Science and Application of Nanolasers" in Washington, DC.

August 2016: Maiken wins an ARO Young Investigator Award.

August 2016: Maiken wins a $2M NSF award as part of the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program together with collaborators from University of Washington and Princeton.

August 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "American Chemical Society National Meeting" in Philadelphia, PA.

August 2016: Maiken presents a Physics Seminar at the University of Sydney in Australia. Thank you, Ben Eggleton, for the invitation!

July 2016: Maiken presents a Physics Seminar at Imperial College in London, UK. Thank you, Ortwin Hess, for the invitation!

July 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "12th Conference on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures" (PECS-XII) in York, UK.

July 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics" in Newry, ME.

June 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "Young Investigator Research Program Annual Meeting", Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, VA.

June 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "Plasmonics Workshop" organized by the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke University in Durham, NC.

May 2016: Our paper "Broad electrical tuning of plasmonic nanoantennas at visible frequencies" has been published in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations to Thang!

March 2016: Our paper "Probing the origin of excitonic states in monolayer WSe2" has been published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to Jiani and Thang!

February 2016: Maiken won the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement given annually to outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills.
- Duke news release here.

February 2016: Maiken presents a Condensed Matter Physics Seminar at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Thank you, Sophia Economou, for the invitation!  

February 2016: Maiken presents an  Electrical Engineering Colloquium at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Thank you, Kai-Mei Fu, for the invitation!  

January 2016: Maiken presents an invited Center for Nano- and Molecular Science seminar at University of Texas at Austin. Thank you, Gennady Shvets, for the invitation!  

January 2016: Jon won the 1st place poster prize at the "Southeast Ultrafast conference" at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The prize was sponsored by Coherent Inc. and Jon is invited to present a seminar to their engineers in Santa Clara, CA and tour their headquarters. Congratulations, Jon, well-deserved!

January 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "Southeast Ultrafast conference" at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Jiani, Daniela, Jon, and Thang present research posters.

January 2016: Maiken participated in the "Microscale Adaptability Army Science Planning and Strategy Workshop" at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, MD.

January 2016: Maiken presents an invited talk at "Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE)" in Snowbird, UT.

December 2015: Our paper "Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Near Infrared" is featured on the cover of Advanced Materials.

December 2015: Our paper "Ultrafast room-temperature single photon emission from quantum dots coupled to plasmonic nanocavities"  has been published in Nano Letters. Congratulations to Thang and Gleb!

December 2015: Gleb and Maiken present at the "MRS Fall Meeting" in Boston, MA.

November 2015: Our paper "Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Near Infrared" has been published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Gleb and all authors!
     - News articles
 Optics & Photonics NewsPhys.orgPhotonicsOnline 

November 2015: Maiken presents an invited Materials Research Lecture at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Thank you, Harry Atwater, for the invitation!

October 2015: Maiken presents an invited seminar at "Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science Conference" in San Jose, CA. 

October 2015: Maiken presents an invited talk at the NSF-sponsored workshop "Quantum Information on a Chip" in Padua, Italy. 

October 2015: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "OSA Nonlinear Metamaterials Incubator" in Washington, DC. 

September 2015: Maiken presents an invited seminar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Thank you, Jarrett Vella, for the invitation!

September 2015: Maiken presents an invited lecture at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, Denmark. Thank you, Asger Mortensen, for the invitation!

September 2015: Tamra and Andrew have both received the SMIF Undergraduate User Program Award. Congratulations!

September 2015: Gleb presents at the Intelligence Community Academic Research Symposium in Washington, DC.

September 2015: Maiken presents an invited talk at "Metamaterials" in Oxford, UK.

August 2015: Qixin and Daniela were awarded NSF MRSEC Fellowships from the Reserach Triangle MRSEC. Congratulations!

August 2015: Maiken presents at "SPIE Optics + Photonics" in San Diego, CA.

August 2015: Gleb and Maiken present invited talks at META 2015 in New York City, NY.

July 2015: Our paper "Ultrafast spontaneous emission source using plasmonic nanoantennas" has been published in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Thang, Gleb and all authors! 
     - News articlesIEEE SpectrumScienceDailyPhys.orgEETimesPhotonics.com

July 2015: Jiani won a prestigious two-year graduate fellowship from the John T. Chambers Scholar program awarded by the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke. Congratulations Jiani, well deserved!

July 2015: Jon has been named a John T. Chambers Fellow by the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics. Congratulations Jon, well-deserved!

July 2015: Maiken is appointed Nortel Networks Assistant Professor.

July 2015: Gleb and Maiken present at the "Metamaterials Science & Technology Workshop" in San Diego, CA.

July 2015: Jon Stewart joined the group as a new ECE PhD student. Welcome!

June 2015: Maiken presents at a "Quantum Optics Seminar" at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thank you, Peter Lodahl, for the invitation!

June 2015: Maiken presents at the "CMOS Emerging Technologies Research Conference" in Vancouver, Canada.

May 2015: Gleb and Alex present at "CLEO" in San Jose, CA.

May 2015: Maiken presented an invited Electrical Engineering seminar at Harvard. Thank you, Marko Loncar, for the invitation!

April 2015: Our paper "Leveraging nanocavity harmonics for control of optical processes in 2D semiconductors" has been accepted by Nano Letters. Congratulations to Gleb and all authors!

April 2015: Jiani passes her preliminary exam. Congratulations!

April 2015: Our paper "Ultrafast self-action of surface-plasmon polaritons at an air/metal interface" has been accepted by Physical Review B. Congratulations to Alex, Thang, and all authors!

April 2015: Maiken presented an invited talk at the "MRS Spring Meeting" in San Francisco, CA.

March 2015: Maiken presented an invited seminar in the Department of Physics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Thank you, Vanessa Sih, for the invitation!

March 2015: Thang, Gleb, and Jiani present at the "APS March Meeting" in San Antonio, TX.

February 2015: Maiken wins an NSF CAREER award.
     - News articles
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Pratt School of Engineering.

February 2015: Maiken presents at the "Gordon Research Conference — Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology" in Ventura, CA.

February 2015: Jiani, Thang, Zhiqin and Maiken created hands-on optics activities for a Saturday day camp at Duke as part of “Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science” (FEMMES) for 300 Durham elementary school girls. Photos here.

February 2015: Maiken presents at "SPIE - Photonics West" in San Francisco, CA.

January 2015: Maiken wins an AFOSR Young Investigator Award.
     - News articles: Duke PhysicsPratt School of Engineering.

January 2015: Maiken presents at the "Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Basic Research Forum Colloquium" in Arlington, VA.

January 2015: Maiken presents an invited talk at the "Southeast Ultrafast Conference" in Tallahassee, FL.

January 2015: Maiken presents two invited talks at "Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE)" in Snowbird, UT.

December 2014: Gleb and Maiken present at the "MRS Fall Meeting" in Boston, MA.

October 2014:Our research gets media attention! 
Phys.org: Revving up fluorescence for superfast LEDs: Researchers set speed record for molecular fluorescence
Optrics & Photonics News: Brightening Up Nanophotonic Light Sources
Duke Pratt News: Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs
Futurity.org: Fluorescent "sandwich" takes step toward ultrafast LEDs 
Photonics.com: Photon Emission Rate Enhanced in Fluorescent Molecules

October 2014: Our paper "Third-Harmonic Generation Enhancement by Film-Coupled Plasmonic Stripe Resonators" has been accepted by ACS Photonics. Congratulations to Britt and all authors!

October 2014: Maiken presents at "Frontiers in Optics" in Tucson, AZ.

October 2014: Maiken presents an invited talk at "IEEE Photonics Conference" in San Diego, CA.

September 2014: Maiken presents at "The 6th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Metamaterials" in Santa Fe, NM.

September 2014: Maiken presents an invited talk at Los Alamos National Lab, NM. Thank you, Scott Crooker, for the invitation!

September 2014: Our paper "Probing the mechanisms of large Purcell enhancement in plasmonic nanoantennas" has been accepted by Nature Photonics. Congratulations to Gleb and all authors!

August 2014: Gleb has won an "Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship". Congratulations Gleb, well deserved!

August 2014:Maiken presents at "The 8th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics" in Copenhagen, Denmark.

July 2014: Maiken won the "Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award".

July 2014Our paper "Control of radiative processes using tunable plasmonic nanopatch antennas" has been accepted by Nano Letters. Congratulations to Alec and all authors!   

July 2014: Maiken won the "Duke University Energy Initiative Research Seed Fund" in collaboration with Adrienne Stiff-Roberts's group.

July 2014: Maiken presents at the "Quantum Science Gordon Research Conference" in Easton, MA.

July 2014: Gleb and Maiken present at the "Plasmonics Gordon Research Conference" in Newry, ME.

June 2014: Maiken presents an invited talk at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, CA. Thank you, Jim Shuck, for the invitation!

June 2014: Maiken presents at "CLEO" in San Jose, CA.

May 2014: Maiken presents an invited talk at "Mesoscale Science Frontiers" in Santa Fe, NM.

March 2014: Maiken presents at the "APS March Meeting" in Denver, CO.

January 2014: Logan Su joins the group as a Pratt Research Fellow. Welcome!

September 2013: Postdoc Gleb Akselrod joins the group. Welcome!

April 2013: Jiani Huang, first year physics PhD student, joins the group. Welcome!

March 2013: Postdoc Thang Ba Hoang joins the group. Welcome!

November 2012: Mack Yi joined the group as an Undergraduate Researcher, welcome!

November 2012: The Mikkelsen Lab is now part of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

October 2012: Maiken H. Mikkelsen presented a lecture at the Optics and Photonics Seminar series at Duke University

September 2012: The Mikkelsen Lab is now part of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics

September 2012Duke Physics News: "New Assistant Professor Maiken Mikkelsen: Using Physics to Build a Better Computer" 

September 2012: Maiken H. Mikkelsen joined Duke University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics