Includes Symposium S.EL03—Novel Approaches and Material Platforms for Enhanced Light–Matter Interaction, Plasmonics and Metasurfaces
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.