Fundamental Science and Applications of Plasmonic Metamaterials
Sunday, March 17
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Graduate students, post-docs, university faculty and industrial researchers interested in a broad introduction to the current state and applications of plasmonics and metamaterials. We particularly encourage participation of graduate students and post-docs.
The field of metamaterials is an emerging field of physics that deals with complex engineered structures exhibiting unusual electromagnetic responses not found in natural materials. Metamaterials occupy a unique mesoscopic position between naturally occurring materials, which have a very small unit cell (i.e. an atom) compared with the electromagnetic wavelength, and photonic crystals, which have a unit cell of order the electromagnetic wavelength. This property makes homogenization and mean-field treatment of metamaterials challenging and rich in physics. A number of unusual properties of metamaterials in the optical part of the spectrum stems from the plasmonic response of metals at high frequencies. The ability to control metamaterial’s properties, including real-time dynamic tuning, make them very attractive to a variety of applications. Their resonant nature, coupled with high concentrations of electromagnetic energy, makes them an excellent platform for nonlinear physics. This session will provide introductory reviews of the most exciting fundamental and applied research directions pursued in this field.
- Metamaterials characterization and homogenization
- Transformation optics using metamaterials and plasmonics
- Nonlinear properties of metamaterials
- Active and reconfigurable plasmonics and metamaterials
- Applications of plasmonic metamaterials to renewable energy and biological
Gennady Shvets, The University of Texas at Austin
|David Smith||Duke University|
|Richard Averitt||Boston University|