- UC Santa Cruz - B.S. in Physics
From Ventura, California, Ryan DeCrescent received his B.S. in Physics at the University of California in Santa Cruz in 2014. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Physics department at UC Santa Barbara.
We study the optical properties of organic, semiconducting, and hybrid thin films in order to understand the connection between thin-film morphology and optical anisotropies. With this, we hope to gain insight into the fundamental electric and magnetic light-matter interactions in these systems, as well as possible ways of increasing absorption/emission properties in, e.g., LEDs. Our primary apparatus is a momentum-resolved (aka, Fourier imaging) spectrometer.
- Unidirectional Luminescence from Quantum Well Metasurfaces
- Bright magnetic dipole radiation from two-dimensional lead-halide perovskites
- Uniform Thermo-Optic Tunability of Dielectric Metalenses
- Enhancing organic semiconductor-surface plasmon polariton coupling with molecular orientation
- Model-blind characterization of thin-film optical constants with momentum-resolved reflectometry