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"All-dielectric resonant nanophotonics and metasurfaces"

Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Nonlinear Physics Center
Australian National University


Rapid progress in plasmonics is driven by the ability to enhance near-field effects with subwavelength localization of light. Recently, we observe the emergence of a new branch of nanophotonics aiming at the manipulation of strong optically-induced electric and magnetic Mie-type resonances in dielectric and semiconductor nanostructures with high refractive index. Unique advantages of dielectric resonant optical nanostructures over their metallic counterparts are low dissipative losses, low heating, and the enhancement of both electric and magnetic fields. In this talk, I will review this new emerging field of nanophotonics and demonstrate that Mie-type resonances in dielectric nanoparticles and subwavelength dielectric structures can be ex-ploited for new physics and novel functionalities of photonic structures especially in the nonlinear regime. I expect some applications for quantum optics and I am happy to discuss some ideas with your super-qualified audience.

Friday, September 2, 2016
IQSE 578,
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Sandwiches, salad, and soda to be served at 12:00 Noon)