Nanoaperture Tweezers: From Single Proteins to Single Quantum Emitters

Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria
Location: C9000 & Online

Friday, 02 December 2022 02:30PM PST


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. 

Speaker Bio: 
Reuven Gordon is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria. He has received a Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance Award (2001), an Accelerate BC Industry Impact Award (2007), an AGAUR Visiting Professor Fellowship (2009), the Canada Research Chair position in Nanoplasmonics (2009-2019), the Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Research Excellence (top junior faculty research prize at UVic) (2011), an Outstanding Referee Designation – APS (2014), a Fulbright Fellowship (2016), the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award (2017) and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences Fellowship (2020). He is a Fellow of Optica, the Society for Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Gordon has authored and co-authored over 180 journal papers (including 16 invited contributions). He is co-inventor for seven patents. Dr. Gordon is a Professional Engineer of BC. Dr. Gordon is Deputy Editor for Optics Express.