Recent progress in both theory and experiment of nanoscale lasers will be presented. We will discuss metal-cavity nanolasers, their designs and performances, and how our theory explains the experimental data with a good agreement. 150-word Biography: Shun Lien Chuang received the Ph. D. degree in EECS from MIT in 1983. He then joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently the MacClinchie Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interest is on semiconductor nanophotonic devices. He is the author of Physics of Photonic Devices (second edition, 2009) and Physics of Optoelectronic Devices (first edition, 1995), Wiley. He is a Fellow of the APS, IEEE, and OSA. He received Engineering Excellence Award from OSA (2004), the IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award (2004-2006), the Streifer Scientific Achievement Award (2007), and the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists (2008).
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