Presentations

    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at Physics Colloquium, Washington State University (Pullman, WA), Thursday, March 24, 2016:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support propagating light waves that have infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at 8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies ( AOMATT 2016) (Suzhou, China), Tuesday, April 26, 2016:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at Faculty of Physics Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile), Tuesday, January 12, 2016:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Nonlinear optics in on-chip zero-index metamaterials, at Engineering Physics seminar, Universite de Montreal (Montreal, QC, Canada), Monday, November 23, 2015:
    Optical metamaterials - composite materials whose electromagnetic properties are finely engineered by designing their constituents - have been shown to exhibit strange and exotic properties, such as negligible or negative indices of refraction and the direct control of the amplitude and phase of light. These properties have been used for innumerable applications, such as flat lenses, invisibility cloaks as well as previously unseen nonlinear interactions. Recently, our group has demonstrated the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero. These isotropic structures exhibit a... Read more about Nonlinear optics in on-chip zero-index metamaterials
    On-chip zero-index metamaterialse, at Peking University (Beijing, China), Friday, December 18, 2015:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about On-chip zero-index metamaterialse
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at Wednesday Night Research Seminar, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Wednesday, December 2, 2015:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, April 7, 2016:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support propagating light waves that have infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at Robert Resnick Lecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), Wednesday, March 2, 2016:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support propagating light waves that have infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Making light go infinitely fast, at RCC Workshop on Nanomaterials, Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Friday, May 1, 2015:
    Impedance-matched metamaterials with zero refractive index can be achieved by exploiting a Dirac cone at the center of the Brillouin zone. We present an in-plane Dirac-cone metamaterial consisting of low-aspect-ratio silicon pillar arrays in an SU-8 matrix with top and bottom gold layers. Using an integrated nano-scale prism constructed of the proposed material, we demonstrate unambiguously a zero refractive index in the optical regime. This design serves as a novel on-chip platform in the optical regime to explore the exotic physics of Dirac-cone metamaterials and to implement applications... Read more about Making light go infinitely fast
    Nonlinear Phase-Matching in 2D Integrated Zero-Index Metamaterials, at MRS: Optical Metamaterials - From New Plasmonic Materials to Metasurface Devices (Boston, MA), Wednesday, December 2, 2015:
    Nonlinear optics play an important role in many applications in photonics and quantum optics, such as in frequency conversion, sensing, and entangled-photon generation. The strong field confinement obtained by the transition to an integrated platform has led to unprecedented nonlinear figures of merit and the miniaturization of nonlinear devices. However, phase-matching remains an essential component to nonlinear processes and represents a significant obstacle, with many different free-space and on-chip techniques being developed to circumvent its constraints. Recently, a 1-dimensional... Read more about Nonlinear Phase-Matching in 2D Integrated Zero-Index Metamaterials
    Phase-Matching in Dirac-Cone-Based Zero-Index Metamaterials, at CLEO: Science and Innovations (San Jose, CA), Sunday, June 5, 2016:
    Using nonlinear scattering theory, we simulate nonlinear signal generation in 2-dimensional zero-index metamaterials based on a photonic Dirac cone at the G point. We observe unique phase-matching in multiple simultaneous directions as the index approaches zero.
    Zero-index waveguides for metasurface applications, at 2015 MRS Fall Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts), Wednesday, December 2, 2015:
    Metamaterials with a refractive index of zero have emerged as a new tool for phase control in nanophotonics. Waves propagate within such metamaterials with infinite phase velocity, resulting in uniform phase throughout. Recently two-dimensional zero-index metamaterials have been integrated with on-chip silicon photonics, allowing for phase-free propagation over large areas. However, zero-index modes are inherently lossy: since the momentum of the wave is zero, it lies above the light line, and therefore couples to waves in free space. In particular, momentum conservation implies that the... Read more about Zero-index waveguides for metasurface applications
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at CLEO/Europe EQEC 2017 (Munich, Germany), Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    By simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic properties of a nanostructured composite material (metamaterial), we can create materials with a refractive index of zero. We present a novel on-chip platform to explore zero-index metamaterials.
    Extreme optics with zero-index metamaterials, at PQE 2020, Snowbird, UT, Tuesday, January 7, 2020:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. We have developed a variety of in-plane metamaterial designs that permit obtaining a refractive index of zero in the optical regime. We will report on some of the exotic physics of zero-index metamaterials, including strong enhancement of nonlinear optical phenomena
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at International School on Light Sciences and Technologies, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (Santander, Spain), Wednesday, June 21, 2017:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index, at OSA Chapter Lecture, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), Thursday, May 4, 2017:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix and sandwiched between gold layers. Using an... Read more about Less is More: Extreme Optics with Zero Refractive Index
    The surprising world of zero-index materials, at Wednesday Night Research Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Wednesday, September 23, 2020:

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    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances...

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    Extreme optics with zero-index and flat-band metamaterials, at AP483 Optics & Electronics Seminar, Stanford University, Monday, February 1, 2021:
    Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. We have developed a variety of in-plane metamaterial designs that permit obtaining a refractive index of zero in the optical regime. We will report on some of the exotic physics of zero-index metamaterials, including strong enhancement of nonlinear optical phenomena, and on flat-... Read more about Extreme optics with zero-index and flat-band metamaterials

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