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Shawn-Yu Lin
Shawn-Yu Lin

Constellation Professor, Future Chips; Professor of Physics

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Lin received his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University, his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1992.

Career Highlights:
Lin headed Sandia National Laboratories’ multimillion-dollar research and development effort in photonic crystal devices, located in Albuquerque, N.M. He was the winner of NOVA award at Sandia.

Research Interests:
photonic crystals, plasmonics, nano-photonics, silicon photonics, solid state lighting, solar energy applications.

Selected Publications:
I have authored 1 paper with >700 citations, 1 paper with >500 citations, 2 papers with >200 citations, 4 papers with >200 citations, and 6 papers with >100 citations.

1. “Directed observation of quasi-coherent thermal emission from a 3D metallic photonic-crystal”, Optics Letters 38, 911 (2013).

2. “Efficient and directed Nano-LED emission by a complete elimination of transverse-electric guided modes”, Nano Letters 11, 476 (2011).

3. “A compact holographic lithography system for photonic crystal structure”, J. Vacuum Science and Technology B 29, 011015 (2011).

4. “Experimental observation of extremely weak optical scattering from an interlocking carbon nanotube array”, Applied Optics 50, 1850, 2011.

5. “High performance AR coating utilizing nanoporous layers”, MRS Bulletin 36, 434, 2011.

6. “A surface plasmon enhanced infrared photodetector based on InAs quantum dots”, Nano Letters 10, 1704 (2010).

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