Our objective is to enable nanophotonic components for communications and imaging systems by exploiting localized and propagating surface plasmons that access nanometer-scale wavelengths at optical frequencies.
This AFOSR MURI will create:
(a) a suite of plasmonic material designs
(b) comprehensive design and experimental realization of subwavelength component active and passive devices and small, circuit-like networks
(c) a toolbox of plasmonic network design methodologies.
Click here for a poster
highlighting the recent research of the Caltech Plasmonics MURI team (pdf)
July 27-August 1, 2008
Tilton School, Tilton, NH
Atwater, Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied
Physics and Materials Science, has authored the cover article of Scientific
American (April 2007) with his article "The Promise of Plasmonics." He
describes the potential of technologies that use electron density waves
called plasmons. Among many potential applications, plasmonic circuits
could help the designers of computer chips build fast interconnects that
could move large amounts of data across a chip. Read more...
The 1st European Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials
January 8-11, 2007, Seefeld ski resort, Tirol, Austria. Click
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