Undergraduate Physics Student heads to Local Conference in San Diego

GraceCortes1Undergrad Student Grace Cordes heads off to the annual Advanced Photonics for Communications, OSA conference here in San Diego to present a posterboard presentation on her current research titled:  “Ultra-sensitive Noninvasive Nanoparticle Detection Using Silicon Microcavities.”  This year the conference is being held at the San Diego Hilton and Spa from July 13th-16th.  Grace Cordes works with SDSU’s Department of Physics newest faculty Dr. Lyuba Kuznetsova in the field of optics.  See below for her abstract:



This work presents a silicon microcavity based, size-sensitive technique, for detecting the same type of biological nanoparticles. Numerical simulations show significant dependence of the spectral shift on the size of the particle (radius: 30-175nm).


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