We study light-matter interactions in low-dimensional materials focusing on quantum, geometrical and topological aspects. 


Our paper on “Optical initialization of single spins in WSe2”

by Xin Lu, Xiaotong Chen, Sudipta Dubey et al.

accepted in Nature Nanotechnology

January 2019


Our paper on photon-phonon entanglement in atomically thin materials

by Xiaotong Chen, Xin Lu, Sudipta Dubey et al.

accepted in Nature Physics



Qiang Yao defends his masters thesis

June 21 2018

Qiang Yao successfully defended his masters thesis:

"Electrical and Optical Characterization of Monolayer WSe2 Field Effect Transistor".

Congratulations Qiang!


Weijie Li joins the lab

June 2018

Weijie Li joins the lab as a graduate student. Welcome Weijie!


Qiyu Zhang joins the lab

May 2018

Undergraduate student Qiyu Zhang joins the lab. Welcome Qiyu!


Dr. Srivastava gives an invited talk at Nanolight Conferencein Benasque, Spain

March 11-16 2018


New closed-cycle He-4 cryostat installed in the lab

March 2018


Dr. Srivastava receives NSF-EFRI grant

November 1 2017

Dr. Ajit Srivastava and four co-principle investigators are awarded

$2,000,000 NSF-EFRI grant.


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