Symposium EL08-Emerging Material Platforms and Fundamental Approaches for Plasmonics, Nanophotonics and Metasurfaces

This symposium addresses emerging topics in plasmonics, nanophotonics, and metasurfaces to overcome existing fundamental 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, 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 nanophotonics, optical metasurfaces, and their applications. Novel nonlinear and quantum phenomena and advanced design methods for metasurface and plasmonic materials/devices are also of interest to this symposium.

Topics will include:

  • Plasmonics: Fundamental and applications; Advanced nanophotonics and metasurfaces; All-dielectric metasurfaces
  • Alternative plasmonic materials, Epsilon-near-zero materials; Photonics with 2D materials; Biological and chemical sensing
  • Active plasmonics and metasurfaces; Topological nanophotonic and metamaterials; Bound state in continuum based on metasurfaces
  • Quantum/Nonlinear plasmonics and metasurfaces; Nonreciprocal and non-Hermitian photonic metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Photovoltaic applications and efficient light harvesting; Plasmonic hot carriers for photodetection and energy conversion
  • Radiation engineering using plasmonics; Thermal plasmonics and metasurfaces; Ultrafast dynamics of plasmonic nanosystems
  • Waveguides, devices and systems from plasmonics and nanophotonics; On-demand pulse-shaping with plasmonics and metasurfaces
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Andrea Alù (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Koray Aydin (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Wenshan Cai (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Wen-Hui Cheng (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Artur Davoyan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Chloe Doiron (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Shangjr Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Tony Heinz (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ortwin Hess (Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Yuri Kivshar (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Yongmin Liu (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Stefan Maier (Monash University, Australia)
  • Francesco Monticone (Cornell University, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Lisa Poulikakos (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Stephanie Reich (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Junsuk Rho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
  • Gennady Shvets (Cornell University, USA)
  • Giulia Tagliabue (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Swaziland)
  • Din-Ping Tsai (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Jason Valentine (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Prabhat Verma (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Pin-Chieh Wu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Anatoly Zayats (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Yang Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee
University of California, Irvine
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Viktoriia Babicheva
The University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yu-Jung Lu
Academia Sinica
Research Center for Applied Sciences

Benjamin Vest
Université Paris-Saclay
Institut d’Optique Graduate School
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

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