Metamaterials and PlasmonicsContact - Christos Argyropoulos
Department - Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Currently seeking students with a solid background in electromagnetics, optics, and telecommunications. Previous experience in computational electromagnetic simulation codes (FDTD, FEM) and/or software packages (COMSOL, Lumerical, SCT) is highly desired.
- Metamaterial and plasmonic devices currently have intrinsic physical limitations, such as extremely narrowband operation, high losses, weak optical nonlinear responses, low tunability and poor reconfigurable operation. Our group’s research will propose several ways to overcome those inherent limitations based on the introduction of active and nonlinear media. Even more exotic and breakthrough functionalities may be achieved with reconfigurable tunable metamaterials and nonlinear plasmonic devices leading to enhanced light-matter interactions, strong nonlinear plasmonic and quantum effects. We will work to introduce and develop novel ideas and revolutionary concepts to model, design, analyze, fabricate and characterize novel structures, such as ultrafast, low-power, high-density optical communication components and efficient energy harvesting devices.