Aspects of Nanophotonics: Radiative Cooling, Image Processing and Topology


Aspects of Nanophotonics: Radiative Cooling, Image Processing and Topology

Hosted By: Nanophotonics Technical Group

7 February 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

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Nanophotonic structures offer powerful capabilities for controlling the fundamental properties of light. These capabilities can also lead to opportunities for new applications. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group, Dr. Shanhui Fan will discuss recent efforts in advancing the fundamental sciences related to nanophotonic structures as well as potential applications.

On the fundamental side, Dr. Fan will discuss the generalization of topological concepts to the analysis of the scattering matrices of devices, leading to the ability for robust arbitrary generation of polarization as guaranteed by the topology of scattering coefficients in wave-vector space. In terms of applications, Dr. Fan will discuss some of the latest developments in radiative cooling, where we aim to combine nanophotonic devices with thermal system design to improve the efficiency of energy conversion systems. Then to conclude the webinar, Dr. Fan will also discuss the potential for using nanophotonic structures for image processing applications.

What You Will Learn:

  • Topological photonics
  • Radiative cooling
  • Optical image processing

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Researchers in universities, government labs, and companies

Dr. Shanhui Fan, Stanford University

Shanhui Fan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, a Professor of Applied Physics (by courtesy), a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy, co-Director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center, and the Director of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University. He received his PhD in 1997 in theoretical condensed matter physics from MIT. His research interests are in fundamental studies of solid state and photonic structures and devices, especially photonic crystals, plasmonics, and metamaterials. He has published over 450 journal articles, given over 300 plenary/keynote/invited talks, and granted 62 US patents. He received a NSF Career Award (2002), a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (2003), the National Academy of Sciences W. O. Baker Award for Initiative in Research (2007), the Adolph Lomb Medal from OSA (2007), and a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from the US Dept. of Defense (2017). He is a Fellow of IEEE, APS, SPIE and OSA.