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Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to provide properties which may not be readily available in nature. These materials usually gain their properties from structure rather than composition, using the inclusion of small inhomogeneities to enact effective macroscopic behavior.
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Novel Plasmonic Materials and Nanodevices for Integrated Quantum Photonics
19 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mikhail Shalaginov
This research focuses on color centers in diamond that share quantum properties with single atoms. These systems promise a path for the realization of practical quantum devices such as nanoscale sensors, single-photon sources, and quantum memories. In particular, we explored an intriguing...
Coherent Nonlinear Optical Propagation Processes in Hyperbolic Metamaterials
08 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander K. Popov
Coherence and interference play an important role in classic and quantum physics. Processes to be employed can be significantly enhanced and the unwanted ones suppressed through the deliberately tailored constructive and destructed interference at quantum transitions and at nonlinear optical...
Laser Filtering, Metamaterials, and Commercializing Through the Lens of the Mythical Person Month
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Themos Kallos
In this work we investigate whether optical metamaterials in particular may require more than the typical resources to lead to successful commercialization. We also compare the estimated efforts with other technology commercialization projects of the recent past. ...
Active Optical Antennas and Metasurfaces
10 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Brongersma
Optical Hyperspace: Light in Metamaterials with Hyperbolic Dispersion
03 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Evgenii Narimanov
The composites with opposite signs of the dielectric permittivity in two orthogonal directions, known as the hyperbolic metamaterials, represent a new "universality class" of optical media, with the light behavior which is qualitatively different from that in either metals or...
Light Matter Interfaces for NV Center in Diamond
11 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Alexey V Akimov
The NV center in diamond is attracting a lot of attention within the quantum information processing community. As a spin system in a clean and well-controlled environment of the diamond lattice, it exhibits outstanding performance as a quantum memory, even at room temperature....
Plasmonics and Metasurfaces for Extreme Manipulation of Light
08 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Yongmin Liu
In this talk, I will present some of our work in the fascinating field of plasmonics and optical metasurfaces. First, I will discuss reconfigurable plasmonic lenses operating in microfluidic environment, which can dynamically diverge, collimate and focus surface plasmons . Second, I will...
Towards Light-Spin Interface for NV Center in Diamond
17 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alexey V Akimov
In this work we present our efforts on using CMOS compatible hyperbolic metamaterials and optical fibers to construct efficient single-photon sources and sensing elements using NV center in diamond.
[Illinois] CNST 2012: Making Mid-Infrared Photonics Nano with Plasmonics and Metamaterials
02 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel Wasserman
CNST Workshop 2012May 2–3, 2012Showcasing University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborationsNational Center for Supercomputing Applications Micro and...
Novel Ideas in Metamaterials
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Igor Smolyaninov
This talk is part of the International Workshop "Novel Ideas in Optics: From Advanced Materials to Revolutionary Applications" hosted by Purdue University.
Digitizing and Functionalizing Metamaterials
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Nader Engheta
13 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Is Graphene Alone in the Universe?
05 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jacob B. Khurgin
In this talk we show that many heterostructures based on III-V (InGaSb) and II-VI (HgCdTe) semiconductors can be engineered to have all the above properties nearly indistinguishable from those of graphene, while adding certain degree of versatility, such as ability to have not only 2-dimensional,...
Nanophotonics with Metamaterials
27 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
One of the most unique properties of light is that it can package information into a signal of zero mass and propagate it at the ultimate speed. It is, however, a daunting challenge to bring photonic devices to the nanometer scale because of the fundamental diffraction limit. Metamaterials can...
3D and 2D Metamaterials at Infrared Optical Frequencies
24 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Igal Brener, Mohammad Mayy, Amanda Harding
Metamaterials (MM) provide for new ways of manipulating light and achieving complex functionality due to the ability to control the spatial distribution of the permittivity and permeability. This full functionality usually requires complex 3D assemblies of subwavelength resonators that are very...
[Illinois] Biophotonics 2012: Plasmonics and Metamaterials
04 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Logan Liu
Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials
11 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nader Engheta
In recent years, in my group we have been working on various aspects of metamaterials and plasmonic nano-optics. We have introduced and been developing the concept of "metatronics", i.e. metamaterial-inspired optical nanocircuitry, in which the three fields of "electronics", "photonics" and...
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Negative Refraction, Light Pressure and Attraction, Equation E=mc2 and Wave-particle Dualism
24 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Victor G. Veselago
The process of transfer of radiation from the emitter to the receiver is considered. It is shown that the mass transferred by radiation is not always associated with portable energy by Einstein's relation E = mc ^ 2.
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 28 - Molding the Flow of Light and Sound With Metamaterials
27 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang