2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

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.

Topics will include:

  • Metasurfaces and nanoantennas
  • Alternative plasmonic and metasurface materials
  • Photonics with two-dimensional materials: graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and beyond
  • Materials with epsilon-near-zero and hyperbolic dispersion properties
  • Materials for nanoscale lasers and photodetectors
  • Tunable plasmonics, nano-photonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces
  • Topological photonic and parity-time symmetric materials
  • Biological and chemical sensing with plasmonics
  • Quantum plasmonics and metasurfaces
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Terahertz devices and applications: imaging, sensing, and communications
  • Photovoltaic applications and efficient light harvesting
  • Waveguides, devices and systems from plasmonics, metamaterials, and nanophotonics
  • Novel fabrication techniques for improving plasmonic/metasurface properties
  • Materials, devices, and circuits for optical neuromorphic information processing
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Stefan Maier (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Andrei Faraon (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Din-Ping Tsai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Jeremy Munday (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Nicholas Fang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yuri Kivshar (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Stefan Abel (IBM-Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Viktoriia Babicheva (University of New Mexico, USA)
  • Sergey Bozhevolnyi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Humeyra Caglayan (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
  • Artur Davoyan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Harald Giessen (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Shangjr Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Renmin Ma (Peking University, China)
  • Hiromichi Ohta (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Valerio Pruneri (CSIC-IFCO, Spain)
  • Caroline Ross (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
  • Gong Xiao (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Ta-Jen Yen (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Thomas Zentgraf (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Yang Zhao (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mikko Kataja
Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC

Wenshan Cai
Georgia Institute of Technology

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee
Baylor University

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