Nonlinear Plasmonic Metasurfaces Using Multiresonant Surface Lattice Resonances

Hosted By: Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group

23 November 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

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Resonant metasurfaces are devices composed of nanostructured subwavelength scatterers that support narrow optical resonances, enabling applications in filtering, nonlinear optics, and molecular fingerprinting. It is highly desirable for these applications to incorporate such devices with multiple high-quality-factor (high-Q) resonances; however, it can be challenging to obtain more than a handful of narrow resonances in a metasurface. This challenge is compounded when choosing to use plasmonic materials, which are known to provide strong sub-diffraction limited light confinement as well as large nonlinearities, but at the cost of significant absorptive losses.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group, Dr. Orad Reshef will focus on resonant plasmonic metasurfaces based on surface lattice resonances, and on advances made by the CERC group at the University of Ottawa in these platforms towards obtaining strong metasurface-based optical nonlinearities. When arranged in a periodic lattice, individual plasmonic nanoparticle resonances combine to form collective oscillations with very high Q-factors, orders of magnitude larger than what is typically achievable with individual plasmonic nanoparticles. The combination of the strong nonlinearity of the metal with these high Q-factors makes periodic gold nanoparticle arrays into promising candidates for efficient nonlinear interactions within ultra-thin propagation lengths.

What You Will Learn:

  • Metasurfaces
  • Nanophotonics
  • Metasurface-enhanced optical nonlinearity

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Professors

About the Presenter: Orad Reshef, University of Ottawa

Dr. Orad Reshef is working in nanophotonics, metamaterials and nonlinear optics. After completing a bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in Physics at McGill University in Montreal, he joined Prof. Eric Mazur at Harvard University to pursue his doctoral studies. There, he worked on photonic titanium dioxide, integrated zero-index metamaterials, and their applications in nonlinear optics. Currently, Orad is a Banting postdoctoral fellow under Robert Boyd in the CERC group at the University of Ottawa, where he is working on nonlinear optics in epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials, high-Q metasurfaces based on surface lattice resonances, and nonlocal metamaterials. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the Photonics Online Meetup, the world’s first all-online photonics conference. More information on Orad and his research can be found online on his portfolio website and on the Boyd group website