Symposium EP12—Emerging Materials for Plasmonics, Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
This symposium addresses emerging topics of hybrid nanophotonics including plasmonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and two-dimensional materials 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 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, biophotonics, sensing, chemistry, and medicine. One of the obstacles, still limiting the broad application of plasmonic-based technologies, originates from inherent material losses in constitutive plasmonic components. The recent discovery of new plasmonic materials, as well as nanolayered and two-dimensional materials with low loss, tunability of their optical properties and semiconductor compatibility, can enable a breakthrough in the field of nanoscale photonics, optical metamaterials, and their applications.