21 - 23 February 2024
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.
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.
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).
In addition to these virtual events, the Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group has hosted the following events:
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|Dimitrios Tzarouchis||Meta Materials Inc||Chair|
|Maxim Radikovich Shcherbakov||University of California Irvine||Vice Chair|
|Sander A Mann||CUNY Advanced Science Research Center||Event Officer|
|Georgia Theano Papadakis||ICFO||Event Officer|
|Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus||Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne||Social Media Officer|
21 - 23 February 2024
14 - 19 July 2024