Schuster Colloquium 7th December - Prof Sergey Bozhevolnyi

Interaction of light with nanostructured materials gives rise to nanostructured optical waves, i.e., to electromagnetic fields varying strongly at the nanoscale, opening exciting possibilities for surpassing the classical diffraction limit and molding the flow of light at length scales far below the optical wavelength.

Prof Sergey Bozhevolnyi

Abstract

Interaction of light with nanostructured materials gives rise to nanostructured optical waves, i.e., to electromagnetic fields varying strongly at the nanoscale, opening exciting possibilities for surpassing the classical diffraction limit and molding the flow of light at length scales far below the optical wavelength. Using carefully designed nanostructures light can be manipulated in fascinating new ways that are impossible to achieve with natural materials and in conventional geometries. Controlling light at the nanoscale led to unveiling new physical phenomena and empowered many applications, including integrated optical circuitry, optical processing, super-resolution microscopy, quantum information technologies, bio- and medical sensing. In this talk, I will concentrate on arguably the most important mission of light – empowering communication and information technologies, and follow recent developments in exploiting metallic nanostructures for reaching ultimate miniaturization of optical circuitry.


Presented by Prof Sergey Bozhevolnyi (The University of Southern Denmark).

The Lecture will be delivered on Wednesday 7th December at 14.30 in the Rutherford Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building.

 

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