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Multifunctional Metaoptics

Hosted By: Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group

08 March 2024 9:00 - 10:00

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

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Metasurfaces offer a revolutionary approach to optical component design, transforming them into sleek, planar, and versatile elements. This innovation heralds a significant reduction in thickness, footprint, and system complexity, simplifying optical alignment and aberration control. Moreover, it introduces a plethora of new optical functionalities, overcoming the constraints of traditional refractive and diffractive optics. The flat and compact nature of metasurface optics streamlines the convergence of semiconductor manufacturing and lens production. Leveraging semiconductor fabrication techniques, CMOS-compatible metasurface-based optical components can be mass-produced for both mainstream and specialized markets. From metalenses to innovative polarization optics and multifunctional optical elements, the potential applications are vast.

In this webinar, Federico Capasso will delve into the intricacies of designing, fabricating, and measuring metalenses, holograms, multifunctional metasurfaces, and waveplates, with a special focus on polarization optics. Practical applications such as imaging, augmented/virtual reality, miniature spectrometry, polarimetry, and structured light will be explored in detail. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into cutting-edge metasurface technology and its transformative impact on optics.

Subject Matter Level: Introductory - Assumes little previous knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:
• Gain an understanding of metasurfaces optics and the fundamental principles necessary to achieve precise wavefront control across the optical spectrum.
• Harness this knowledge to understand the design principles of a wide range of meta-optical components and applications

Who Should Attend:
• Graduate students and faculty
• Physicists and engineers working in industry

About the Presenter: Federico Capasso from Harvard University

Federico Capasso holds a Doctor of Physics degree from the University of Roma, He is the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard, which he joined in 2003 after 27 years at Bell Labs where his career advanced from postdoctoral fellow to Vice President for Physical Research. He has made wide ranging contributions to optics and photonics, nanoscience, designer materials leading to the invention of the quantum cascade laser; first measured the repulsive Casimir force. He pioneered metasurfaces and metaoptics, such as high performance metalenses. He is a co-founder of Metalenz Inc., focused on commercializing metaoptics for high-volume markets. He is Clarivate citation laureate for physics in 2023. His awards include the Balzan Prize, the King Faisal Prize, the AAAS Rumford Prize, the IEEE Edison Medal, the American Physical Society Arthur Schawlow Prize, the Optica Yves Medal. He is a member of NAS, NAE, NAI and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 

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