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Materials and Designs for Wavelength Selective Infrared Devices


Materials and Designs for Wavelength Selective Infrared Devices

Hosted By: Nanophotonics Technical Group

18 May 2021, 21:30 - 22:30 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

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In this webinar organized by the Nanophotonics Technical Group, Prof. Tadaaki Nagao will discuss the use of various nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic structures for the wavelength selective absorption and emission phenomena and then further discuss their applications primarily in the near to mid infrared wavelength region. In conventional IR emitters and IR detectors, which normally adopt greybody of blackbody perfect absorbers, their spectral distribution is not tunable/designable and remains rather broad. The webinar will focus on strategies to flexibly design and realize wavelength selectivity for IR devices as per the requirements. This webinar also focuses on the material design and synthesis of high-temperature/high-performance plasmonic materials, which are exemplified from Nagao’s latest developments.

Subject Matter Level:

  • Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:

  • Nanophotonic devices: design, development and applications in the IR region
  • Novel nanophotonic nano-structure fabrication and characterization with wavelength

Who Should Attend:

  • Graduate and undergraduate students
  • Faculty and practicing engineers in the research field
  • Postdocs, startup enthusiasts, researchers from Industry

About the Presenter: Tadaaki Nagao, National Institute for Materials Science and Hokkaido University

Dr. Tadaaki Nagao has received his Dr.Sc. (physics) from Waseda University in 1995. He served as a research associate at Waseda university (1994), and at the University of Tokyo (1994-2001), and then as an associate professor at Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University (2001-2004). He joined National Institute for Materials Science in 2004 and is currently serving as a Group Leader and MANA-Principal Investigator. In 2011 he was also appointed as a fellow of Institute of Physics, and in 2015, and a professor in physics at Hokkaido University. His research interest lies in elucidating new optical functionalities at the surfaces and interfaces of materials, and applying them for radiative heat energy transfer and conversion.