Presentations

    Nonlinear Nanophotonics, at 12th International Conference on Near-field Optics, Nanophotonics and related Techniques (Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain), Sunday, September 2, 2012:
    We discuss the propagation of laser pulses in materials, the basics of nonlinear optical interactions, wave guiding and propagation of modes, fabrication of nanophotonic devices and the use of nonlinear optics at the nanoscale to fabricate optical logic gates.
    Manipulating light at the nanoscale (Lectures 1 and 2), at Nano-optics: Principles enabling basic research and applications, Centro Ettore Majorana (Erice), Wednesday, July 8, 2015:
    In these interactive lectures we explore how light can be manipulated at the nanoscale. We begin by describing optical propagation in ordinary materials and then show how materials can be engineered to achieve a refractive index of zero. These zero-index materials have remarkable properties and can be integrated in photonic circuits. We also give an introduction to nonlinear optics and discuss how zero-index materials can be used to accomplish phase matching in nonlinear optics.

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    • Optical properties of materials
    • Dispersion of...
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    Manipulating light at the nanoscale (Lectures 3–5), at Nano-optics: Principles enabling basic research and applications, Centro Ettore Majorana (Erice), Thursday, July 9, 2015:
    In these interactive lectures we explore how light can be manipulated at the nanoscale. We begin by describing optical propagation in ordinary materials and then show how materials can be engineered to achieve a refractive index of zero. These zero-index materials have remarkable properties and can be integrated in photonic circuits. We also give an introduction to nonlinear optics and discuss how zero-index materials can be used to accomplish phase matching in nonlinear optics.

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    • Optical properties of materials
    • Dispersion of...
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    Zero-index nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, and quantum entanglement, at Nano-optics: Principles enabling basic research and applications, Centro Ettore Majorana (Erice), Saturday, July 22, 2017
    In these interactive lectures we explore how light can be manipulated at the nanoscale. We begin by describing optical propagation in ordinary materials and then show how materials can be engineered to achieve a refractive index of zero. These zero-index materials have remarkable properties and can be integrated in photonic circuits. We also give an introduction to nonlinear optics and discuss how zero-index materials can be used to accomplish phase matching in nonlinear optics and to obtain longer coherence times and lengths among entangled emitters or qubits.

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