Symposium EL01—Emerging Material Platforms and Approaches for Plasmonics, Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
This symposium will address emerging topics of hybrid nanophotonics including plasmonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and two-dimensional materials to overcome existing limitations that prevent the development of practical photonic devices. The symposium seeks to provide a general overview of recent advances in new design concepts and material platforms, including fabrication techniques and promising applications enabled by the new developments.
Novel approaches in plasmonics and metasurfaces promise the generation, processing, sensing, and detection of signals at the nanometer scale with great potential in a wide range of fields, including photovoltaics, optical communications, quantum information processing, biophotonics, lighting, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. Two obstacles that are holding back fundamental advances and the broad application of plasmonic-based technologies originate from inherent material losses in constitutive plasmonic components and the lack of efficient tunability due to the fixed conductivity of plasmonic materials. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials as well as layered and two-dimensional materials with low loss, tunable optical properties, and CMOS compatibility can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanoscale photonics, optical metamaterials, and their applications.