08-02-2020 Our paper “Chip-compatible quantum plasmonic launcher” has been published in Advanced Optical Materials!

07-25-2020 Our paper “On-chip single-layer integration of diamond spins with microwave and plasmonic channels” has been published in ACS Photonics!

06-01-2020 Hana Azzouz joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Hana!

05-15-2020 Simeon presented two talks at CLEO (click below for Zoom recordings):

Enhancing the performance of coupled cavity-antenna plasmonic nanostructures for ultrafast quantum photonics (FM4C.3)

A quantum plasmonic launcher for integrated ultrafast single-photon sources (FTh4D.4)

05-07-2020 Our work on fundamental limits of plasmon-enhanced single-photon emission has been published in Optica.

04-08-2020 Jaehoon Choi will be joining the group as a graduate student in Fall 2020 after he graduates from WUSTL. Welcome, Jaehoon!

03-17-2020 Swetapadma Sahoo will be joining the group in Fall 2020 as a graduate student after receiving her B.Sc. from IIT Bombay and having worked as a Product Specialist for Murata Manufacturing in Yokohama. Welcome, Sweta!

01-27-2020 Dishen Majithia joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Dishen!

01-14-2020 Yihao Deng joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Yihao!

01-12-2020 Our work on ultrabright single-photon emission at room temperature has been featured in a news article in the leading Russian newspaper Izvestia.

01-01-2020 I have officially started the faculty appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!

11-02-2019 Our paper on revealing surface magnetic disorder in epitaxial superconducting films has appeared in Physical Review Applied.

08-10-2019 I will be joining the ECE department at the University of Illinois in January 2020 to start a new research group in the area of Quantum and Integrated Nanophotonics. Please contact me directly regarding openings for students and postdocs.

05-09-2019 Our Perspective on achieving quantum optical coherence using a plasmonic speed-up has appeared in Science.

05-06-2019 Contributed talk at CLEO on spin coherence in single plasmon-enhanced NV centers

03-01-2019 Invited talk at Virginia Commonwealth University – big thanks to Prof. Nate Kinsey for the invitation and a stimulating discussion.

02-09-2019 Invited talk at SPIE Photonics West – thanks to Conference Chairs Prof. Manijeh Razeghi and Prof. Masud Mansuripur for the kind invitation.

12-01-2018 A highlight of our recent paper on the ultrabright single-photon source has appeared in Optics and Photonics News.

10-17-2018 The news about our work on the ultrabright single-photon emission appear in Purdue News as well as on

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Plasmonic antennas made from crystalline silver enhance the single-photon production rates at room temperature to unprecedented levels. Picture credit: Misha Shalaginov

10-01-2018 Our work in Nano Letters  on ultrabright single-photon emission has been selected by OSA’s Optics and Photonics News for coverage in the upcoming “Optics in 2018” December issue as one of the most exciting peer-reviewed articles of the year in Optics!

08-24-2018 Simeon returned from SPIE Optics and Photonics conference. This conference is definitely getting more interesting each year, with ever more big names and creative works!

07-12-2018 Simeon is back from IEEE Photonics Society’s Summer Topical conference in Hawaii. Every talk was a highlight – very pleasing to be part of such a group. Also a good place for networking due to limited number of parallel sessions.

06-29-2018 Simeon gave a seminar at Stony Brook University in the AMO group led by Hal Metcalf, one of the inventors of laser cooling. Impressive teaching facility for undergraduate students, who get to benefit from the guidance of an eminent scientist. Thanks a lot for a fantastic hospitality!

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With Purdue colleagues at the Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, Stony Brook, June 2018

06-28-2018 Simeon attended the Preparing Future Faculty workshop at Stony Brook University. Very useful resource for those who are considering a career in academia. Thanks to Andrey and Alison for an impeccable organization!

06-12-2018 Simeon gave a seminar at the City College of New York, kindly hosted by Vinod Menon and Carlos Meriles. Thanks for the great lab visits and your time!

05-19-2018 Simeon has spoken at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) held in San Jose, CA.