Resonant optics is a technologically important approach to engineer light-matter interactions. It is also at the core of many current research fields such as plasmonics and metamaterials. Resonant optical devices typically consists of micro- and nano-fabricated structures whose response is controlled by both the materials used and their geometry. Furthermore, resonant optical devices allow the concentration of the electromagnetic field in small volumes, improving the coupling of nonlinear or quantum phenomenon to the far-field. This symposium will explore the range of materials used in resonant optics including the traditional metals, as well as semiconductors, dielectrics, and exotic materials like graphene and other 2D materials. It will cover applications of resonant optics including metasurfaces, optical antennas, active photonic devices, sensors, and light sources.
The fabrication of resonant optical devices is still a challenge. The size and shape of the resonant structures often requires expensive lithography, limiting their use in large and cheap devices. This symposium will be an opportunity to discuss new fabrications approaches based on chemical synthesis and self-assembly, for example.
Submissions are encouraged on all aspects of the resonant optic phenomena including theory, materials, simulations, fabrication, and applications.