2020 MRS Fall Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM02—Advanced Linear/Nonlinear, Tunable and Quantum Materials for Metasurfaces, Metamaterials and Plasmonics

Metasurfaces are arrays of subwavelength anisotropic light scatters (optical antennas) that can produce abrupt changes in the phase, amplitude, or polarization of light. Within last few years’ significant progress, novel designs of metasurfaces that refract and focus light have enabled many unique properties and applications such as holograms, optical vortex generation/detection, ultrathin focusing lens, perfect absorber, etc.

This symposium will cover the fundamental principles and technological applications of metasurfaces and plasmonics, and particularly aim to explore on new tunable/nonlinear/quantum materials, structures, and advanced optical science/functionality of metasurfaces and plasmonics for applications spanning from imaging/display system, bio/chemical sensing, photovoltaics and energy harvesting devices, to quantum information processing, medical devices, communication system, and data storage. 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 nonlinear and quantum phenomena and advanced design based on machine learning strategies and new simulation methods for metasurface, metamaterial, and plasmonic materials/devices are also of interest to this symposium.

Topics will include:

  • Metasurfaces, metamaterials, all-dielectric resonant structures
  • Alternative plasmonic and metasurface materials
  • Photonics with two-dimensional materials
  • Materials with epsilon-near-zero and hyperbolic dispersion properties
  • Tunable plasmonics, nano-photonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces
  • Topological photonic and parity-time symmetric materials
  • Biological and chemical sensing with plasmonics
  • Quantum and nonlinear plasmonics and metasurfaces
  • Nanophotonic devices and applications: imaging, sensing, and communications
  • Photovoltaic applications and efficient light harvesting
  • Advanced nanophotonic design based on machine learning strategies and new simulation methods​
  • Novel fabrication techniques for improving plasmonic/metasurface properties
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Pierre Berini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Nicolas Bonod (Institut Fresnel, France)
  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Wenshan Cai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)
  • Che Ting Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Tal Ellenbogen (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Andrea Di Falco (University of St Andrews, Scotland)
  • Jonathan Fan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Min Seok Jang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Arseniy Kuznetsov (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • Geoffrey Lerosey (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, France)
  • Ming Liu (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Zhaowei Liu (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yuri Lu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Cun-Zheng Ning (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Cheng-Wei Qiu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Vahid Sandoghdar (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Markus Schmidt (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Matthew Sheldon (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Jing Hua Teng (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • Jianfang Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Thomas Zentgraf (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Xiang Zhang (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Shuang Zhang (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Lei Zhou (Case Western Reserve University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee
Baylor University
Department of Physics
USA
254.710.2277, Howard_Lee@Baylor.edu

Igal Brener
Sandia National Laboratories
USA
505-844-8097, ibrener@sandia.gov

Patrice Genevet
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
CRHEA
France

Dangyuan Lei
City University of Hong Kong
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Hong Kong
852-34422487, dangylei@cityu.edu.hk