2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EQ05-Plasmonics, Nanophotonics and Metaphotonics—Design, Materials and Applications

The symposium seeks to provide a general overview of recent advances in new material platforms and structure design, including fabrication techniques and promising applications. It will address emerging topics of hybrid nanophotonics including plasmonics, metaphotonics, metasurfaces, and two- dimensional materials to overcome existing limitations that prevent the development of practical photonic devices. Novel approaches in plasmonics and nanophotonics promise the generation, processing, sensing, and detection of signals at the nanometer scale with great potential in a wide range of fields, such as photovoltaics, optical communications, quantum information technology, biophotonics, lighting, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. Two obstacles that are holding back fundamental advances and the broad application of plasmonic-based technologies originate from inherent material losses in constitutive plasmonic components and the lack of efficient tunability. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials, as well as 2D materials and low-dimensional materials with low loss, tunable optical properties, and CMOS compatibility, can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanophotonics and their applications.

Topics will include:

  • Plasmonics, advanced nanophotonics, metasurfaces, quantum plasmonics and metaphotonics
  • Alternative plasmonic and epsilon-near-zero materials, all-dielectric photonics in 2D Materials
  • 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
  • Terahertz devices and applications - Imaging, sensing, and communications
  • Photovoltaic applications, efficient light harvesting, and thermoplasmonics
  • Waveguides, devices and systems from plasmonics and metaphotonics
  • Plasmonic hot-carriers for photodetection and energy storage
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Hatice Altug (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Andrea Alù (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Igal Brener (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)
  • Artur Davoyan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Harald Giessen (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Shangjr Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Naomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
  • Ortwin Hess (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Yuri Kivshar (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Renmin Ma (Peking University, China)
  • Stefan Maier (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Andrea Marini (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
  • Jeremy Munday (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Teri W. Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Roberto Paiella (Boston University, USA)
  • Stephanie Reich (Freie Univeristät Berlin, Germany)
  • Vladimir M. Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
  • Din Ping Tsai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Vincent Tung (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jason Valentine (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Pin-Chieh Wu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Ta-Jen Yen (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Anatoly Zayats (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Nikolay Zheludev (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Yu-Jung Lu
Academia Sinica
Research Center for Applied Sciences

Viktoriia Babicheva
The University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Giulia Tagliabue
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Head of Laboratory of Nanoscience for Energy Technologies (LNET)

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