From Sanli Faez
- November 2015, How does light propagate over a linear chain of atoms that are embedded inside a dielectric waveguide? How is this propagation influenced by disorder or dephasing? Can we reach a regime of strong coupling in this system and observe Rabi splitting? These questions are addressed and theoretically investigated in our new manuscript.
- October 2015, Manuscript about tracking viruses in nano-channel fibers is published online in ACS Nano. We present a tracking method based on elastic light scattering that enables long-duration measurements of nanoparticle dynamics at rates of thousands of frames per second. We show that the method can track unlabeled dielectric particles as small as 20 nm as well as individual cowpea chlorotic mottle virus (CCMV) at rates of over 3 kHz for durations of tens of seconds.
- October 2015, Our abstract on label-free tracking of single extracellular vesicles in a nano-fluidic optical fiber is accepted for an oral presentation at the SPIE conference in San Jose (13 February 2016).
- August 2015, I joined the research group "Physics of Light in Complex Systems" (nanoLINX) at Utrecht University as a tenure-track assistant professor. This chair is led by Allard Mosk. We are looking for ambitious young scientists to join our group in one of the available PhD or Post-doc positions.
- June 2015, Our manuscript about tracking of single nanoparticles and single viruses with elastic light scattering is available on arxiv. This work was presented last week during the 3rd EOS Conference on Optofluidics and also in CECAM workshop on The Physics of Protein Self-Assembly.
- March 2015, Three oral talks in different conferences and one workshop participation are approved. I will attend the Optical Nanofiber Applications: From Quantum to Bio Technologies workshop in Okinawa in May to present our experimental observation of coherent interaction of light and single organic molecules inside a waveguide. Our method for super-resolution mapping of hindered diffusion in nanopores will be presented in 15th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists. I will talk about the opto-fluidic-fiber tracking of single viruses at 3rd EOS Conference on Optofluidics and our abstract about synthesis of new organic molecules for electric field sensing is accepted by Single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy: Faraday Discussions. It's show time.