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Symposium F.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.

Topics will include:

  • 2D metaphotonic material platforms and devices
  • Quantum and coherent nanophotonic systems
  • Neuromorphic and all-optical computing with light–Materials challenges
  • Metasurfaces and nanoantennas - passive, active, and nonlinear
  • Resonant, near-zero and highly dispersive metamaterials
  • Inverse design and AI driven photonic materials and systems
  • Nitrides, oxides, highly doped semiconductors, and noble metal alloys
  • Two-dimensional materials–Graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and beyond
  • Dynamically switchable and phase change materials
  • Surface phonon polaritons, mid-infrared and terahertz applications
  • Optoelectronic and photovoltaic systems and applications
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Amir Arbabi (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Dmitry Chigrin (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Nicholas Fang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Andrei Faraon (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Kate Fountaine (Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA)
  • Jesse Frantz (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Kai-Mei Fu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Naomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
  • Boubakar Kante (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nataniel Kinsey (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
  • Stephanie Law (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Howard Lee (Baylor University, USA)
  • Esther Alarcón Llado (AMOLF, Netherlands)
  • Arka Majumdar (University of Washington, USA)
  • Alejandro Manjavacas (University of New Mexico, USA)
  • Rajesh Menon (University of Utah, USA)
  • Gururaj Naik (Rice University, USA)
  • Svetlana Neretina (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Alexey Nikitin (Donostia International Physics Center, Spain)
  • Albert Polman (FOM Institute AMOLF, Netherlands)
  • Volker Sorger (George Washington University, USA)
  • Din Ping Tsai (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Augustine Urbas (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Virginia Wheeler (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Rachel Won (Nature Photonics, United Kingdom)
  • Nai Chang Yeh (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Philip Hon
Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Hatice Altug
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Institute of Bioengineering

Artur Davoyan
University of California, Los Angeles
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
things , davoyan@ucla.edu

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