Broad research interests of MiPRoS Laboratory include mid-infrared integrated photonics, biomedical sensors on a chip, multi-scale fabrication technologies, reconfigurable materials, and nanophotonics & metamaterials. The lab has investigated mid-infrared photonic circuits for chip-scale and label-free sensing that will enable detection of early-stage diabetes, asthma and other chronic diseases. Our research focuses on developing flexible optoelectronics and multifunctional mid-infrared materials that will lead to wearable biomedical sensors for remote health monitoring.
Following pictures show a recently developed chip scaled mid-IR sensor that consists of a microring resonator and optical waveguides. Owing to the resonance effect, the probe light will be confined within the microring and consequently enhance the sensitivity of biochemical detection.