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Metaphotonics and Metasurfaces Empowered by Mie Resonances

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Metaphotonics and Metasurfaces Empowered by Mie Resonances

Hosted By: Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group

15 December 2020, 18:00 - 19:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

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Metamaterials were initially suggested for the realization of negative-index media, and later they became a paradigm for engineering electromagnetic space and controlling propagation of waves. However, applications of metamaterials in optics are limited due to inherent losses in metals employed for the realization of artificial optical magnetism.

Recently, we observed the emergence of a new field of all-dielectric resonant metaphotonics aiming at the manipulation of strong optically-induced electric and magnetic Mie-type resonances in dielectric nanostructures with high refractive index. Unique advantages of dielectric resonant nanostructures over their metallic counterparts are low dissipative losses and the enhancement of both electric and magnetic fields that provide competitive alternatives for some problems in plasmonics including optical nanoantennas, biosensors, active metasurfaces, and metadevices.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group, Yuri Kivshar of Australian National University will discuss applications of all-dielectric Mie-resonant metaphotonics in active and nonlinear nanophotonics as well as the recently emerged fields of topological photonics.

What You Will Learn:

  • The participants of this webinar will learn how to employ all-dielectric metastructures with Mie resonances for various applications in active, nonlinear and topological photonics.

Who Should Attend:

  • Research scientists and engineers in university, government and industrial laboratories
  • Master and PhD students

About the Presenter: Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University

Yuri Kivshar received PhD in 1984 in Kharkov (Ukraine). From 1988 to 1993 he visited and worked at several research centers in the USA and Europe, and in 1993 he moved to Australia where he established Nonlinear Physics Center. His research interests include nonlinear physics, metamaterials, and nanophotonics. He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, OSA, APS, SPIE, and IOP. He received several international awards including Pnevmatikos Prize in Nonlinear Science (Greece), Lyle Medal (Australia), Lebedev Medal (Russia), The State Prize in Science and Technology (Ukraine), Harrie Massey Medal (UK), Humboldt Research Award (Germany), and 2020 SPIE Mozi Award (USA).