Friday 03 Oct 2014: Synthetic optical materials for linear and nonlinear photonics applications
Dr. Andrea Di Falco - University of St Andrews
Newman Red 12:00-13:00
The current advances in photonics have given us ways to control and manipulate light virtually at will. We have learnt how to bend it, slow it down and even stop it, confine it in dimensions smaller that its wavelength and ultimately determine its path. This progress has been generated by enabling technologies, like that of photonic crystals and metamaterials, which allow the design of the properties of matter at the nanoscale.
In this talk I will present the portfolio of techniques developed at the University of St Andrews to fabricate synthetic optical materials, like chaotic broadband resonators and flexible metamaterials, and discuss their potential applications.