Optical Interaction Science

Photonic Metamaterials

This group provides a forum for those working on problems related to fundamental and applied aspects of waves in random and periodically nanostructured materials as well as plasmonics.

     

Photonic Metamaterials (OP)

This group provides a forum for those working on problems related to fundamental and applied aspects of waves in random and periodically nanostructured materials as well as plasmonics. Random media encompasses transmission through, scattering from and imaging in turbulent and static disordered media as well as the statistical nature of wave propagation and its connection to photon diffusion and localization. Partial coherence; coherent backscattering, temporal, spectral and spatial correlation within the speckle pattern; and random lasing are important topics in this area. The focus on periodic media is exciting because such nano-fabricated structures enable photonic engineering of metamaterials with novel properties. Examples include left-handed materials, negative index materials and photonic and plasmonic bandgap materials. These structured materials allow the control of spontaneous emission and lasing. Other areas of interest include plasmonic nanomaterials, transmission through voids in metallic surfaces and scattering from metal dielectric surfaces. Optical enhancements in metallic and dielectric systems and their applications to photon guiding and sensing are also important.

If you are a member of the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please contact us!

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NameAffiliationTitle
Dimitrios Tzarouchis University of PennsylvaniaChair
Maxim Radikovich Shcherbakov University of California IrvineVice Chair
Sander A Mann CUNY Advanced Science Research CenterEvent Officer
Georgia Theano Papadakis Stanford UniversityEvent Officer
Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus Swiss Federal Inst of Tech LausanneSocial Media Officer



On-Demand Photonic Metamaterials Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group, on demand.

This technical group has organized several "Dialogues on Metamaterials" special events for their members at Optica conferences and meetings. Check out the recordings of the events at the links below!

At CLEO: 2021, the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group hosted a special session entitled "Discussion of Seminal Papers and Outlook: From Statistical Ray Optics to the Physics of Solar Cells." The event featured Prof. Eli Yablonovitch from the University of California, Berkeley, discussing his seminal paper “Statistical Ray Optics” (JOSA, 1982).

Click here to watch this special session!

In addition to these virtual events, the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group has hosted the following events: