Mo Li

Associate Professor

Research Area: Nanophotonics, NEMS/MEMS, Optomechanics, 2D Material Optoelectronics, Opto-spintronics

5-127 Keller Hall
612-625-4873
moli@umn.edu
http://light.umn.edu/

Area of Expertise:

Nanofabrication, integrated photonics, optoelectronics, low noise measurement, microwave engineering

Education:

Ph.D. in Applied Physics, 2007, California Institute of Technology
M.S. in Physics, 2003, University of California - San Diego
B.S. in Physics, 2001, University of Science and Technology of China

Honors/Awards:

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2014
McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2013-2015
Young Investigator Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) 2012

Publications:

1. Li He, Huan Li, Mo Li, “Optomechanical measurement of photon spin angular momentum and optical torque in integrated photonic devices”, Science Advances , 2, e1600485 (2016)
2. Huan Li, Semere A. Tadesse, Qiyu Liu, and Mo Li, “Nanophotonic cavity optomechanics with travelling surface acoustic waves at frequencies up to 12 GHz”, Optica, 2, 826-831 (2015)
3. Nathan Youngblood, Che Chen, Steven J. Koester, and Mo Li, “Waveguide-integrated black phosphorus photodetector with high responsivity and low dark current”, Nature Photonics, 9, 247-252(2015)
4. Huan Li, Mo Li, “Optomechanical photon shuttling between photonic cavities”, Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 913 (2014)
5. Mo Li, W. H. P. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, H. X. Tang , “Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits”, Nature 456, 480, (2008).
6. Mo Li, H. X. Tang, M. L. Roukes, “Ultrasensitive, NEMS-based cantilevers for sensing, scanned probe, and very high frequency applications”, Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 114 (2007)

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