Many new and intriguing phenomena occur in nanometer (10-9 m) scale that are of fundamental scientific interest. However it is difficult to study these phenomena using light, since we cannot focus light to such small dimensions with regular optical lenses due to a limitation imposed by diffraction of light. We study nanoscale properties by overcoming the diffraction limit.
Our research interests include:
September 2012-Congratulations to Stefan and Sarah their paper is just accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters!
"Real-Space Mapping of Nanoplasmonic Hotspots via Optical Antenna-Gap Loading" L12-10371 congrats!
August 2012-Congratulations to undergraduate student Stephanie Sodergren for several awards including Who's Who in America Award (2012), Florence and Richard Scalettar Physics Award, Spyros-Pathos Chemistry Award and AAPM Physics Fellowship at UCSF.
August 2012-Dr. Abate appointed as Editorial Board member of The Journal of Modern Physics (JMP).
August 2012-Matthew Acosta won American Physical Society (APS) Minority scholarship and the Richard and Florence Scalettar Scholarship.And recently returned from: The 20th Annual California McNair Scholars Symposium. Congratulations Matt!
August 2012-Due to the generous support from the US Army Office our Lab purchased a new broadband light source to be integrated with our s-SNOM setup.
January 2012-congratulations to graduate student Raul Torrico for the Hispanic Health Opportunity Learning Alliance award!
January 2012-Big news! Our lab received the FY11 DoD Research and Educational Program for HBCU/MI congratulations!
April 2012-Graduate student Sarah Grefe awarded the annual Graduate Research Fellowship by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at CSULB for her near-field research proposal on CdSe quantum dots. Congratulations Sarah!
May 2012-congratulations to Daan Leiva for winning the Department of physics and astronomy scholarship for 2012.
May 2012-Our Lab purchased Lumerical FDTD Solutions, a commercial software package for solving Maxwell’s Equations!
June 2012-Undergraduate computer science major and group researcher Codi Bonney accepted a position at start-up company iViu Technologies, Inc. as a iOS Software Developer.
June 2012,-Undergraduate student Jill Pestana started research apprentiship program at JPL in the electrochemistry lab with Dr. Chuck Hays. Great opportunity Jill congratulations!
June 2012-Congratulations to undergraduate student Brandon Hessler who started an internship at L-3 Insight Technology and also accepted for another semester as a PSM Scholar. December, Graduating CSULB with B.S. in Physics.
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