Welcome to Prof. Nate Kinsey’s Website

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Mission Statement:

At KLab Photonics, we are dedicated to developing and realizing breakthrough nanophotonic devices through optimization and new material investigation. Our ultimate goal is to use nanophotonics as a platform to provide new solutions for highly integrated digital systems, communication networks, and active devices. Through these pursuits we aim to create an environment that is collaborative, dedicated, creative, and impactful so that we may tackle important problems and educate the next generation of optical scientists.

KLab Photonics News:

1/25/2018 – KLab Optics in the News!

Check out the article posted on phys.org covering the recent AFOSR supported research at KLabs!

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12/6/2017 – Prof. Volker Sorger visits VCU!

Prof. Sorger joined us at VCU to give a talk on his work in the area of integrated

nanophotonics, covering modulators, waveguides, and quantum photonics.



12/4/2017 – Bubble Soccer 

KLab photonics team members joined with the VCU UAV VIP team to enjoy an afternoon of bubble soccer.



11/6/2017 – Nate attends meeting of the National Academies

Nate served as a Serving as a rapporteur for the BEMA meeting discussing numerical modeling in health sciences.





10/17/2017 – KLab receives AFOSR Young Investigator Grant

Nate’s proposal to study nonlinear optical processes in materials with a near-zero-refractive index was selected for funding through the AFOSR Young Investigator Program.

9/11/2017 – KLab welcomes new PhD students Christopher Deloglos and Dhruv Fomra

Christopher and Dhruv joined KLab for the Fall 2017 semester and are excited to begin work on nanophotonics research.


8/25/2017 – KLab welcomes High School students Logan & Sam to the team!

As Dean’s Early Research Initiative scholars, Logan and Sam will work with KLab members over the next year to complete a unique project in optics and photonics.



8/21/2017 – Checking out the solar eclipse at VCU

Students and staff alike took some time this afternoon to observe our outstanding view of the solar eclipse. A wonderful demonstration of optics!

6/14/2017 – KLab receives grant from the VCU President

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Klab receives a new grant from the VCU President to study the design, optimization, and fabrication of nanoscale optical switches for next generation telecommunications networks.

6/14/2017 – Paper published in Nature Communications


Collaborative work with Heriot-Watt University and Purdue University studying nonlinear responses in thin Al doped ZnO films was published in Nature Communications!

Find the paper here!