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Interfacing Individual Molecules and Nanofabrication
September 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ashwin Gopinath, a Postdoctoral Researcher from the California Institute of Technology, will be giving a talk regarding a lithographically directed technique for organizing bottom-up components within top-down fabricated devices.
Lunch will be served at 11:45 am. Please RSVP for lunch to Craig LaBoda (email@example.com)
In this talk, I will introduce a lithographically directed self-assembly technique as a possible solution to the aforementioned roadblock. The method primarily involves utilizing DNA origami, a technique to create arbitrary 2/3D DNA nanoparticles, as a modular adaptor to bridge the molecular and lithographic length scale. Additionally, as a proof of principle, the technique is used to organize discrete light emitters inside nanofabricated photonic crystal cavities (PCCs) for measuring as well as precisely controlling the optical properties of the PCCs. Lastly, I will discuss a couple of new devices enabled by this technique, the first is designed to study superradiant interaction between discrete rare earth ions embedded within a single optical resonator and the second enables highly multiplexed study of individual biomolecules.