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Symposium ED10—Material Platforms for Plasmonics and Metamaterials—Novel Approaches Towards Practical Applications

This symposium aims at addressing critical needs in the emerging fields of hybrid integrated nanophotonics including plasmonics and plasmonic metamaterials to overcome existing limitations hindering the development of practical plasmonic devices. The key focus of the symposium is on novel approaches and material platforms including new design concepts, fabrication techniques and materials for practical plasmonics-based applications. Plasmonics and metamaterials are seen as promising fields that can enable merging of two major technologies, namely nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Plasmonics promises the generation, processing, transmission, sensing and detection of signals at the nanometer scale at optical frequencies with potential applications in a wide range of fields, including optical communications, quantum information processing, biophotonics, sensing, chemistry and medicine. One of the obstacles, still limiting the wide spread of plasmonic-based technologies, originates from inherent material losses in constitutive plasmonic components. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials that offer low loss and tunability in their optical properties as well as semiconductor compatibility can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanoscale photonics, optical metamaterials and their applications. This symposium seeks to provide a general overview of recent advances in new design concepts and plasmonic material platforms, including fabrication techniques and promising applications enabled by the new developments. Contributions focusing on challenges and limitations of various plasmonic approaches are also encouraged.

Topics will include:

  • Designing material properties to decrease optical losses
  • Highly doped semiconductors for plasmonics
  • Graphene, boron nitride, and van der Waals heterostructures
  • All-dielectric metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Materials and metamaterials with hyperbolic dispersion
  • Phase-change and dynamically switchable plasmonic materials
  • Plasmonic sensing and bio-medical applications
  • Plasmonic nanoantenna and efficient light harvesting
  • Controlling gain and loss: Active plasmonic devices
  • Surface phonon polaritons and mid-infrared applications
  • Near-field optical imaging and focusing
  • Emerging plasmonic materials, refractory plasmonics, and noble metal alloys
  • Advanced fabrication techniques for improving plasmonic properties
  • Laser fabrication and processing: writing, printing, and patterning
  • Transparent conductive oxides and materials with near-zero permittivity
  • Quantum phenomena and realization of quantum information processing
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in metamaterials and plasmonics

Invited Speakers:

  • Yohannes Abate (Georgia State University, USA)
  • Dimitri Basov (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Pierre Berini (Ottawa University, Canada)
  • Sergey Bozhevolnyi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Wenshan Cai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Joshua Caldwell (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Naomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
  • Yuri Kivshar (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Arseniy Kuznetsov (Data Storage Institute, A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Uriel Levy (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Tony Low (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Stefan Maier (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Otto Muskens (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • David Norris (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Jacob Scheuer (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
  • Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
  • Gennady Shvets (The University of Texas, USA)
  • Anatoly Zayats (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Nikolay Zheludev (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Viktoriia Babicheva
Georgia State University
USA
765-714-3768, baviev@gmail.com

Alexandra Boltasseva
Purdue University
USA
765-494-0301, aeb@purdue.edu

Harald Giessen
University of Stuttgart
Germany

Pavel Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University
Israel
972-3-640-6058, pginzburg@post.tau.ac.il