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Representative journal publications and related media coverage

  • Jingda Wu and Lih Y. Lin, "Inkjet printable flexible thin-film NCQD photodetectors on unmodified transparency films," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 26(7): 737-740, April 1, 2014. [pdf]
  • Chang-Ching Tu, Ji-Hao Hoo, Karl F. Bohringer, Lih Y. Lin, and Guozhong Cao, "Red-emitting silicon quantum dot phosphors in warm white LEDs with excellent color rendering," Optics Express 22(S2): A276-A281, Jan. 28, 2014. [pdf]
  • Matthew Strathman, Yunbo Liu, Xingde Li, and Lih Y. Lin, "Dynamic focus-tracking MEMS scanning micromirror with low actuation voltages for endoscopic imaging," Optics Express 21(20): 23934-23941, Oct. 7, 2013. [pdf]
  • Chang-Ching Tu, Ji-Hao Hoo, Karl F. Bohringer, Lih Y. Lin, and Guozhong Cao, "Surface passivation dependent photoluminescence from silicon quantum dot phosphors," Optics Letters 37(22):4771-4773, Nov. 15, 2012. [pdf]
  • Ludan Huang, Matthew Strathman, and Lih Y. Lin, "Exploring spatial resolution in high-sensitivity nanogap quantum dot photodetectors," Optics Letters 37(15): 3144-3146, 2012.[pdf]
  • Katherine Lugo, Xiaoyu Miao, Fred Rieke, and Lih Y. Lin, "Remote switching of cellular activity and cell signaling using light in conjunction with quantum dots," Biomedical Optics Express, 3(3), 447-454, 2012.[pdf]
    "Quantum Dots and Cells," American Physical Society Physics Central, July 2012.[link]
    "Stimulating specific neurons with light," OSA Optics & Photonics News 23(5):10-11, May 2012. [link]
    "Quantum dots switch neurons on, off" Biophotonics, p. 12-13, April 2012. [link]
    "Neurophotonics: Quantum-dot control," Nature Photonics 6(4):212, April 2012. [link]
    "Quantum dots control brain cells for the first time," NewScientist, February 14, 2012. [link]
    "Flipping a light switch in the cell: Quantum dots used for targeted neural activation," Optical Society of America News Release, February 8, 2012. [link]
    Also in Science Daily, [ link]
    PHYSORG.com, [ link]
  • Chang-Ching Tu, Qifeng Zhang, Lih Y. Lin, and Guozhong Cao, "Brightly photoluminescent phosphor materials based on silicon quantum dots with oxide shell passivation," Optics Express, 20(S1): A69-A74, Jan. 2, 2012. [pdf]
    "Bright red phosphor is based on silicon quantum dots," Laser Focus World, February 8, 2012. [link]
  • Cameron S. Simmons, Emily C. Knouf, Muneesh Tewari, and Lih Y. Lin, "Utilization of plasmonic and photonic crystal nanostructures for enhanced micro- and nanoparticle manipulation," Journal of Visual Experiments (55), e3390, DOI : 10.3791/3390, Sep. 27, 2011. [video link]
  • Chang-Ching Tu, Liang Tang, Jiangdong Huang, Apostolos Voutsas and Lih Y. Lin, "Visible electroluminescence from hybrid colloidal silicon quantum dot-organic light-emitting diodes," Applied Physics Letters, 98: 213102, published online May 23, 2011. [link, pdf]
  • Ludan Huang, Chang-Ching Tu, and Lih Y. Lin, "Colloidal quantum dot photodetectors enhanced by self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles," Applied Physics Letters, 98: 113110, published online March 16, 2011. [link, pdf]
  • Chang-Ching Tu and Lih Y. Lin, "Thin film photodiodes fabricated by electrostatic self-assembly of aqueous colloidal quantum dots," Thin Solid Films, 519(2): 857-862, Nov. 1, 2010. [link, pdf]
  • Chang-Ching Tu, Liang Tang, Jiangdong Huang, Apostolos Voutsas and Lih Y. Lin, "Solution-processed photodetectors from colloidal silicon nano/micro particle composite," Optics Express, 18(21):21622-21627, Oct. 11, 2010. [pdf]
  • Benjamin K. Wilson, Tim Mentele, Stephanie Bachar, Emily Knouf, Ausra Bendoraite, Muneesh Tewari, Suzie H. Pun, and Lih Y. Lin, "Nanostructure-enhanced laser tweezers for efficient trapping and alignment of particles," Optics Express, 18(15):16005-16013, July 19, 2010. [pdf]
  • Michael C. Hegg, Matthew P. Horning, Tom Baehr-Jones, Michael Hochberg, and Lih Y. Lin, "Nanogap quantum dot photodetectors with high sensitivity and bandwidth," Applied Physics Letters, 96: 101118, published on line March 12, 2010. [link, pdf]
  • Xiaoyu Miao, Benjamin K. Wilson, Guozhong Cao, Suzie H. Pun, and Lih Y. Lin, "Trapping and rotation of nanowires assisted by surface plasmons," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics: Special Issue on Nanophotonics and Optical MEMS, 15(5): 1515-1520, Sep./Oct. 2009. [link, pdf]
  • Lih Y. Lin, Chia-Jean Wang, Michael C. Hegg, and Ludan Huang, "Quantum dot nanophotonics - From waveguiding to integration," Journal of Nanophotonics, 3(1):031603, 2009 (Invited review paper). [link, pdf]
    "Nanoparticles leading the way to light-driven computers," Photonics Spectra, May 2009. [link]
  • Benjamin K. Wilson, Mike Hegg, Xiaoyu Miao, Guozhong Cao and Lih Y. Lin, "Scalable nano-particle assembly by efficient light-induced concentration and fusion," Optics Express, 16(22): 17276-17281, Oct. 2008. [pdf]
  • Chang-Ching Tu and Lih Y. Lin, "High efficiency photodetectors fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-Layer self-assembly of CdTe quantum dots," Applied Physics Letters, 93:163107, Oct. 2008. [link, pdf]
  • Xiaoyu Miao, Benjamin K. Wilson, Suzie H. Pun and Lih Y. Lin, "Optical manipulation of micron/submicron sized particles and biomolecules through plasmonics," Optics Express, 16(18): 13517-13525, Aug. 18, 2008. [pdf]
  • Benjamin K. Wilson and Lih Y. Lin, "Variable wave plate via tunable form-birefringent structures," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 17(4): 1039-1046, Aug. 2008. [link, pdf]
  • C. J. Wang, B. A. Parviz and L. Y. Lin, "Two dimensional array self-assembled quantum dot sub-diffraction waveguides with low loss and low crosstalk," Nanotechnology, 19(23): 295201, June 10, 2008. [link, pdf]
  • Xiaoyu Miao, Benjamin K. Wilson and Lih Y. Lin, "Localized surface plasmon assisted microfluidic mixing," Applied Physics Letters, 92:124108, March 2008. [link, pdf]
  • Michael C. Hegg and Lih Y. Lin, "Near-field photodetection with high spatial resolution by nanocrystal quantum dots," Optics Express, 15(25): 17163-17170, Dec. 10, 2007. [pdf]
    Also selected by Nature Photonics as research highlight: "Colloidal quantum dots - Filling the gap," Nature Photonics, 2(2): 65, February 2008. [link]
  • Ludan Huang, Michael C. Hegg, Chia-Jean Wang, and Lih Y. Lin, "Fabrication of a nanophotonic waveguide and photodetector integrated device," Micro and Nano Letters, 2(4): 103-106, Dec. 2007. [link, pdf]
  • Xiaoyu Miao and Lih Y. Lin, "Trapping and manipulation of biological particles through a plasmonic platform," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics: Special Issue on Biophotonics, 13(6): 1655-1662, November/December 2007. [link, pdf]
  • Chia-Jean Wang and Lih Y. Lin, "Nanoscale waveguiding methods," Nanoscale Research Letters, 2:219-229, 2007 (Invited paper on Nano Review). [pdf]
  • Ludan Huang, Chia-Jean Wang, and Lih Y. Lin, "A comparison of crosstalk effects between colloidal quantum dot waveguides and conventional waveguides," Optics Letters, 32(3): 235-237, Feb. 2007. [link, pdf]
  • Xiaoyu Miao and Lih Y. Lin, "Large dielectrophoresis force and torque induced by localized surface plasmon resonance of a cap-shaped Au nanoparticle array," Optics Letters, 32(3): 295-297, Feb. 2007. [link, pdf]
  • Chia-Jean Wang, Ludan Huang, Babak A. Parviz, and Lih Y. Lin, "Sub-diffraction photon guidance by quantum dot cascades," Nano Letters, 6(11): 2549-2553, Nov. 2006. [link, pdf]
    Also selected by Nature Photonics as the lead research highlight: "Nanophotonics: Guiding the way - Quantum dots help to guide light at the subdiffraction limit," Nature Photonics, 1(1): 8, January 2007. [link]
    "Waveguiding by subwavelength arrays of active quantum dots," SPIE Newsroom, March 28, 2007. [link]
  • Chia-Jean Wang, Lih Y. Lin, and Babak A. Parviz, "Modeling and simulation for a nano-photonic quantum dot waveguide fabricated by DNA-directed self-assembly," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 11(2): 500-509, 2005. [link, pdf]
  • Lih Y. Lin and Evan L. Goldstein, "Opportunities and challenges for MEMS in lightwave communications," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics: Review of Telecom Network Application of MEMS, 8(1): 163-172, 2002 (Invited paper). [link]
  • L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "On the expandability of free-space micromachined optical crossconnects," Journal of Lightwave Technology, 18(4): 482-489, 2000. [link]
  • L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical switches for optical networking," IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics: Microoptoelectromechanical systems (MOEMS), 5(1): 4-9, 1999. [link]
  • L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical switches with sub-millisecond switching time for large-scale optical crossconnect," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 10(4): 525-527, 1998. [link]

    Book chapters

  • Lih Y. Lin, "Quantum Dot Nanophotonic Integrated Circuits," in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Huikai Xie, Srinivas Tadigadapa, Philippe Lutz, Eds., Springer, to be published in 2012.
  • Lih Y. Lin and Chia-Jean Wang, "Quantum-dot Nanophotonic Waveguides," in Nanophotonics and Nanofabrications, Motoichi Ohtsu, Ed., John Wileys, March 2009.
  • Chia-Jean Wang and Lih Y. Lin, "Sub-diffraction Quantum Dot Waveguides," in Quantum Dots: Research, Technology and Applications, Randolf W. Knoss, Ed., Nova Science Publishers, 2008.
  • Lih Y. Lin, "Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Optical-Fiber Communication," in WDM Technologies -- Passive Optical Components, A. K. Dutta, N. K. Dutta, and M. Fujiwara, Eds., Academic Press, 2003.