2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium EQ02-Emerging Materials for Light-Based Quasiparticles, Mie-tronics and Metasurfaces

This symposium addresses 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 latest developments. The wavelength of light can be hundreds of times larger than the thickness of individual layers and slabs of two-dimensional van der Waals materials. Novel approaches in plasmonics 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, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. This symposium is focused on optical phenomena resulting from light-matter quasiparticles in layered crystals like graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides, cuprates, etc. Experimental and theoretical experts will be brought together to discuss the most recent results, contributing, in fact, to a general enrichment of knowledge in the field.

Topics will include:

  • Metasurfaces and nanoantenna; All-dielectric resonant structures
  • Topological photonics with protected states; Low symmetry crystals
  • Light detection and emission with 2D materials; Polaritons in layered van der Waals crystals; Twistronics and Moire lattices
  • Nitrides, oxides, highly doped semiconductors, and noble metal alloys
  • Two-dimensional materials—graphene and beyond
  • Transition metal dichalcogenides and trichalcogenides; Dynamically switchable and phase change materials
  • Materials with near-zero permittivity and hyperbolic dispersion; Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in layered crystals and plasmonic structures
  • Surface phonon polaritons, mid-infrared and terahertz applications
  • Quantum photonics; Plasmonic sensing; Near-field optical imaging and focusing
  • Photovoltaic applications and efficient light harvesting; Platforms for optoelectronics and quantum information processing
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Hatice Altug (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Andrea Alu (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Ana Asenjo-Garcia (Columbia University, USA)
  • Qiaoliang Bao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Dimitri Basov (Columbia University, USA)
  • Jacqueline Bloch (Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologie, France)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Svetlana Boriskina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Joshua Caldwell (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Giulio Cerullo (Politecnico di milano, Italy)
  • Kuo-Ping Chen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Dmitri Chigrin (Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany)
  • Artur Davoyan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Javier Garcia de Abajo (Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain)
  • Evelyn Hu (Harvard University, USA)
  • Juejun Hu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Stephanie Law (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Howard Lee (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Marina S. Leite (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Yu-Jung Lu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University, USA)
  • Svetlana Neretina (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Konstantin Novoselov (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Jeff Owrutsky (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Jacob Scheuer (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • James Schuck (Columbia University, USA)
  • Mordechai Segev (Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Blake Simpkins (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Augustine Urbas (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Viktoriia Babicheva
The University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Antonio Ambrosio
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Cheng-Wei Qiu
National University of Singapore

Giulia Tagliabue
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Instiute of Mechanical Engineering

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