Nanoaperture Tweezers: From Single Proteins to Single Quantum Emitters
Jess McIver and Georg Reiger
There is a new class of technologies emerging for observing unmodified proteins in action and at the single molecule level. This colloquium will give an introduction to our nanoaperture optical tweezer approach and overview the developments from other groups also working in the area. I will also review our work on using these nanoapertures to isolate single Erbium emitters in nanocrystals for single photon sources at fiber optic communication wavelengths, and to study resonant energy transfer between two perovskite quantum dots.
Dr. Reuven Gordon is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria and a recent Canada Research Chair in Nanoplasmonics. Dr. Gordon is an expert in nanoplasmonics: the interaction of light with metal surfaces at tiny scales.
See Dr. Gordon's faculty webpage here: Reuven Gordon - University of Victoria (uvic.ca)
See Dr. Gordon's Nanoplasmonics Research Group here: Home (uvic.ca)