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Reconfigurable Metasurface Optics for Dynamic Light Shaping

Hosted By: Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group

19 April 2023 13:00 - 14:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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Reconfigurable metasurfaces allow dynamic tuning of optical functionalities post-fabrication and thus have opened up exciting opportunities for agile manipulation of light. In this webinar hosted by the Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group, Tian Gu will discuss recent progress in this rapidly-growing field and emerging applications capitalizing on their unique attributes. Harnessing advanced designs, materials and fabrication, we develop a variety of active meta-optical devices and systems, showing unprecedented performance, compact form factor, and new functionalities. Furthermore, Dr. Gu will outline challenges that need to be addressed and new research frontiers to enable their transition from laboratory curiosity to practical deployment.

Subject Matter Level: Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:
• State-of-the-art of reconfigurable metasurface optics
• Students interested in optical science and applications
• Industry scientists interested in novel active meta-optical devices and systems properties and performance

Who Should Attend:
• Researchers interested in reconfigurable metasurface optics
• Students interested in optical science and applications
• Industry scientists interested in novel active meta-optical devices and systems properties and performance

About the Presenter: Tian Gu from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tian Gu is a Research Scientist at MIT, where he is the co-Investigator of the Photonic Materials Research Group. His primary research interests involve nano-/micro-optics, integrated photonics, and photonic materials, focusing on the areas of metasurface flat optics, optical phase change materials, data communications, on-chip spectroscopy, artificial intelligence, photovoltaics, flexible photonics, etc. He is the co-Founder of two MIT spin-off companies, 2Pi and LyteChip, which commercialize advanced optics and photonics technologies. Tian is a recipient of the SPIE Rising Researcher Award, R&D 100 Award, TechConnect National Innovation Award. His work has been recognized in “Optics in 2021" by OSA, “Top 10 MIT research news of 2020”, and multiple best paper awards in technical conferences. He holds 11 patents. He is the lead Guest Editor in feature issues by Optical Materials Express (2021) and Journal of Lightwave Technology (2020).

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