Symposium NM01—Nanophotonics—Emerging Hybrid Platforms, Materials and Functions
This symposium addresses emerging material challenges in hybrid nanophotonic platforms including 2D materials and metamaterials, plasmonics, quantum materials, metasurfaces, optical and neuromorphic computing, and AI driven photonic materials discovery with a goal of fostering the development of photonic devices and enabling novel technology applications. The symposium overviews recent cutting-edge advances in photonic materials design, light-materials interaction at the nanoscale, and emerging device platforms. The symposium covers fundamental materials science, promising applications, and novel fabrication techniques.
Recent advances in nanophotonics promise novel and more efficient ways of light generation, energy harvesting, signal processing, detection, and sensing at the nanometer scale offering great potential in a wide range of fields, including photovoltaics, optical communications, quantum information processing, biophotonics, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. Further progress in these fields necessitates novel material platforms for more efficient control of light at the nanoscale with lower loss, enhanced confinement, higher efficiency, increased speed, tunability, and lower energy. The recent discoveries of low loss plasmonic materials, nanolayered and two-dimensional materials, materials with tunable optical properties, and materials compatible with semiconductor fabrication processes can enable breakthrough solutions for nanoscale photonics and metamaterials science and for their applications.