2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium EQ03-Plasmonics, Nanophotonics and Metamaterials—From Design to Applications

This symposium addresses emerging topics in plasmonics, nanophotonics, metamaterials, and metasurfaces 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, bioimaging, lighting, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials and layered two-dimensional materials with low loss, tunable optical properties, and CMOS compatibility can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanophotonics, optical metamaterials, and their applications. 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:

  • Plasmonics, advanced nanophotonics, metasurfaces, quantum plasmonics, and metaphotonics
  • Alternative plasmonic, epsilon-near-zero materials, 2D photonics
  • Radiation engineering using plasmonics, the design strategies for advanced nanophotonics
  • Tunable metasystems, nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics in metaphotonics and plasmonics
  • Topological photonic and parity-time symmetric materials
  • Biological and chemical sensing with plasmonics and nanophotonics
  • Photovoltaic applications, efficient light-harvesting, and thermo-plasmonics
  • Novel fabrication techniques for improving plasmonic/metasurface properties
  • Plasmonic hot-carriers for photodetection and solar-energy-harvesting devices
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Andrea Alù (The City College of New York, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Koray Aydin (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Wenshan Cai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Shangjr Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Tony Heinz (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ortwin Hess (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Yao-Wei Huang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Min Seok Jang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Renmin Ma (Peking University, China)
  • Stefan Maier (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Maiken Mikkelsen (Duke University, USA)
  • Gururaj Naik (Rice University, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Michelle Lynn Povinelli (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Cheng-Wei Qiu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Giulia Tagliabue (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Jason Valentine (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Prabhat Verma (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Ta-Jen Yen (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Anatoly Zayats (King's College London, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Yu-Jung Lu
Academia Sinica
Research Center for Applied Sciences

Artur Davoyan
University of California, Los Angeles
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Howard Ho Wai Lee
University of California, Irvine
Department of Physics and Astronomy

David J Norris
ETH Zürich
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering

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