Research

Over the last twenty years photonics has played a vital role in creating the world as we know it, with enormous social and economic impacts globally. It is no longer possible to imagine modern society without fibre core telecommunication networks and broadband internet, high quality displays and compact semiconductor lasers found in any data storage device or quality printer, precision laser-assisted manufacturing and lasers in medicine.

The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) aspires to be a world-leading player in developing the next stage of the photonic revolution by mobilising the resources and interdisciplinary expertise available at NTU and with our collaboration partners in Singapore, Europe, USA, Australia and Far East, to create a world-leading research activity on disruptive photonic technologies.

By advancing the physics of control, guiding and amplification of light in nanostructures and by developing new nanofabrication techniques and methods of growth, hybridisation and integration into the waveguide and fiber environment of different novel material structures, we aim to develop ground-breaking solutions allowing ultra-high-density integration, lowest possible energy levels and the highest speeds of optical switching and data processing, light harvesting and distribution, the for telecoms, energy, light generation, imaging, lithography, data storage, sensing, medicine, security and defence applications.​​

Main Grants

NRF CRP "The next generation of spintronics with 2D heterostructures" (2019)
PIs: Weibo Gao (Lead), Elbert Chia, Zheng Liu, Shengyuan Yang

NRF QEP "Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors" (2019)
PIs: Cesare Soci (Lead), Christian Kurtsiefer

NRF CRP "On-chip Terahertz Topological Photonics for 6G communication" (2021)
PIs: Ranjan Singh (Lead), A. S. Madhukumar, A. Alphones, Yidong Chong and Wang Nan

NRF CRP "Active topological photonics towards robust lasers and efficient sensors" (2021)
PIs: Baile Zhang (Lead), Chong Yidong, Wang Qijie, Luo Yu and Sun Handong

NRF CRP "Deeply Subwavelength Superoscillatory Imaging" (2021)
PIs: Nikolay Zheludev (Lead), Zexiang Shen and Bo An

A*STAR QTE "Nanophotonic Quantum Toolkit on the Fibre and SOI Platforms​" (2017-2022)

MOE Tier 3 "Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics" (2017-2021)

MOE Tier 3 "Disruptive Photonic Technologies" (2012-2017)

A*STAR QTE "On-chip Elementary Quantum Logic: SiC Spin-Photon Entanglement" (2017-2021)
PIs: Weibo Gao (Lead) 


Full List Of Grants 

 

NRF CRP Active topological photonics towards robust lasers and efficient sensors (2021) [Zhang]

NRF CRP Deeply Subwavelength Superoscillatory Imaging (2021) [Zheludev]

NRF CRP On-chip Terahertz Topological Photonics for 6G communication (2021) [Singh]

A*STAR programmatic funds Tunable metasurfaces (shortlisted)

NRF Quantum Engineering Program (shortlisted)

NRF CRP The next generation of spintronics with 2D heterostructures (2019) [Gao]

NRF QEP Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (2019) [Soci]

A*STAR QTE On-chip Elementary Quantum Logic: SiC Spin-Photon Entanglement (2017-2021) [Gao]

A*STAR QTE Nanophotonic Quantum Toolkit on the Fibre and SOI Platforms​ (2017-2022)

MOE Tier 3 Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics (2017-2021)

MOE Tier 3 Disruptive Photonic Technologies

Merlion Programme NV Center Based Qubits in Silicon Carbide for Quantum Computing [Gao]

MOE Tier 1 [Shen]

MOE Tier 1 Exploring the Intriguing Optical Properties of Carbon Quantum Dots [Sun]

MOE Tier 1 Hybrid Perovskite Light Emitting Field-Effect Transistors and Capacitive Diodes   [Soci]

MOE Tier 1 Novel whispering Gallery Mode Micro-Lasers for Refractive Index Sensing in Optofluidic Microdevice [Sun]

MOE Tier 1 Perovskite Single Crystals in Different Dimensions for Lasing and Solar Devices [Fan]

MOE Tier 2 [Shen]

MOE Tier 2 Topological Phononics with Robust One-Way Phonon Transport [Zhang]

NRF CRP QSYNC [Gao]

MOE Tier 1 Geometrical Invisibility Cloaks for Multiphysics Diffusive Fields [Zhang]

MOE Tier 2 Nonlinear Topological Photonics [Chong]

MOE Tier 2 Unlocking the Superconducting Plasmonic Meta-Atoms for Lossfree Active Photonics [Singh]

NTU SUG [Chong]

NTU SUG Quantum Photonics [Gao]

NTU SUG Terahertz Science and Technology [Singh]

SG-MIT Wifi-Like Wireless Charging for Mobile Electronics [Zhang]

A*STAR QTE Nanophotonic quantum toolkit on the fibre and SOI platforms [Zheludev, Soci]

A*STAR QTE On-chip Elementary Quantum Logic: SiC Spin-Photon Entanglement [Gao]

A*STAR Air-Stable Perovskite Quantum Dots: New Synthesis and Wavelength-Tuneable Lasing [Fan]

MOE Tier 1 Controlling Circular Polarized Light Generation by a Metasurface [Sun]

MOE Tier 1 Stacking-Modulated Interlayer Coupling in Van Der Waals Heterostructures [Shen]

MOE Tier 1 Tackling the Problem of Super High-Tc Superconductivity with Novel 2D Material Systems [Singh]

MOE Tier 2 Nanoscale Imaging Magnetometry with Color Centers in Silicon Carbide [Gao]

MOE Tier 2 Photophysics of All-Inorganic Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites [Sun]

MOE Tier 2 Quantum Manipulation of Silicon-Vacancy Centers in Diamond [Gao]

MOE Tier 2 Revolutionary Perovskites Versus Silicon for Ultrafast Active Photonic Devices [Singh]

MOE Tier 2 Valleytronics-Inspired Photonic Crystals: Physics and Device Applications [Zhang]

NRF ANR Quantum Metamaterials with High Tc Superconductors [Singh]

NRF CRP Multidimensional Perovskites for High Performance Solution-Processed Light-Emitting Devices [Soci]

NRF Fellowship Quantum Manipulation of Hybrid Solid State System [Gao]

NTU SUG Quantum Simulation Using Ultracold Gas [Wilkowski]

NTU Time Resolved Cathodoluminescence Microscopy [Zheludev, Soci]

A*STAR AME Self-Assembled Organic Nanoparticles for Efficient Three-Photon Imaging [Sun]

MOE Tier 1 Application of Machine Learning to Complex Photonics [Chong]

MOE Tier 1 Probing the Biotic/Abiotic Interface of Living Cells on Metasurfaces [Soci]

MOE Tier 2 QND Measurement on Lattice Atom Interferometers with an Optical Clock Transition [Wilkowski]

MOE Tier 3 Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics (QTN) [Zheludev, Soci, Chong, Gao, Zhang, Singh, Shen]

NRF ANR A Strategy for the Popularization of Si and C Based Nanochemistry (Si-POP) [Fan]

NRF QEP Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (2019) [Soci]

NTU matching funds Tier 3 QTN [Zheludev, Soci, Chong, Gao, Zhang, Singh, Shen]

NTU SUG Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies [Zheludev]

A*STAR AME BRain-Efficient Nanomechanical Artificial Intelligence Computing (BRENAIC) [Singh]

A*STAR AME Nanoantenna Spatial Light Modulators for Next-Gen Display Technologies (NSLM) [Soci]