Current research interests
Research in my group - the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics (LaNMP) can be best summarized as exploration of light-matter interaction at the nano and micron sale. The main research focus areas are development of
(i) light confining structures such as microcavities and waveguides and
(ii) artificially engineered optical materials such as metamaterials and hybrid (Organic/Inorganic) nanocomposites.
These focus areas are motivated by the quest to develop high efficiency classical and non-classical light sources, enhanced nonlinear optical devices and small footprint photonic integrated circuits.
Some of the ongoing projects include:
- Cavity QED using colloidal quantum dots
- Quantum optics using metamaterials
- Organic-Inorganic hybrid nanocomposites for enhanced nonlinearity
- Metal nanoparticle composites
- Photonic integrated circuits using colloidal quantum dots
More details about my research group can be found at LANMP.ORG
Selected Recent Publications
"Enhanced amplified spontaneous emission from colloidal quantum dots in all-dielectric monolithic microcavities,” D. Goldberg and V. M. Menon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 08119 (2013).
“ About the possibility of bistable dynamics in lasers with single-mode cavities,” V. Shuvayev, V. M. Menon, A. Lisyansky, and L. Deych, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 30, 79 (2013).
"Enhanced nonlinear optical response of metal nanocomposite based photonic crystals," S. Husaini, H. Teng and V. M. Menon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 111103 (2012).
"Topological transitions in metamaterials," H. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, I. Kretzschmar, E. Narimanov and V. M. Menon, Science 336, 205 (2012).
Read press coverage in Physorg, Nanowerk, Laser Focus World
"Probing Y-shaped DNA structure with time resolved FRET," S. Chatterjee, J. B. Lee, N. Valappil, D. Luo, and V. M. Menon, Nanoscale 4, 1568 (2012).
"Flexible Optics: Recent developments in molecular gels," G. John, S. Jadhav, V. M. Menon, and V. T. John, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 1760 (2012).
“Plasmon resonance induced enhancement of reflection band in a one-dimensional metal nanocomposite photonic crystal,” S. Husaini, L. Deych and V. M. Menon, Optics Letters 38, 1368 (2011).
"Resonant enhancement of magneto-optical polarization conversion in microdisk resonators,” L. Deych, C. Meriles, and V. M. Menon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241107 (2011).
“Investigating the distance limit of metal nanoparticle based spectroscopic ruler,” S. Chatterjee, J. B. Lee, N. Valappil, D. Luo, and V. M. Menon, Biomedical Optics Express 2, 1727 (2011).
"Towards polaritonic logic circuits," V. M. Menon, L. I . Deych, A. Lisyansky, Nature Photonics 4, 345 (2010).
“Integrated Photonics using Colloidal Quantum Dots,” V. M. Menon, SPIE Newsroom, August 2010, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201007.003063
"Exciton Lattice polaritons in multiple quantum well based photonic crystals,"D. Goldberg, L. Deych, A. Lisyansky, Z. Shi, V. Tokranov, M. Yakimov, S. Oktyabrsky, and V. M. Menon, Nature Photonics 3, 662 (2009).
Complete List of Publications, Invited Talks, and Patents can be found here: CV
05/01-05/02: Lucent-Bell Labs Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Photonics, Princeton University
2001: Ph.D. Physics, University of Massachusetts
1995: M.Sc. Physics, University of Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Menon joined the Department of Physics at Queens College in Fall 2004 as part of the CUNY Photonics Initiative. Prior to joining QC- CUNY he was a research staff member at Princeton University (2003-04). He joined Prof. Stephen R. Forrest's group at Princeton as the Lucent Bell Labs Post Doctoral Fellow in Photonics in 2001. He received his MS in Physics from the University of Hyderabad, India in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts in 2001. His doctoral work focused on developing far infrared quantum cascade emitters. He is a member of the CUNY photonics initiative and the New York State Center for Advanced Technology on Photonic Applications at the City University.
Vinod M. Menon
SB B204; Department of Physics
Queens College of CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: (718) 997-3147
Fax: (718) 997-3349
NOTE: I am on sabbatical leave this year and so the best way to reach me is via email.