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New Directions in Thin Film Nanophotonics

Book

Part of the Progress in Optical Science and Photonics book series (POSP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Development and Applications of Metal/Dielectric Resonant Cavity-Based Thin Film Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 3-27
    3. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 29-44
    4. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 45-58
    5. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 59-78
  3. Development and Applications of Multilayered Hyperbolic Metamaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 81-101
    3. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 103-115
    4. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 117-128
    5. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 129-158
    6. Sreekanth K. V., Mohamed ElKabbash, Vincenzo Caligiuri, Ranjan Singh, Antonio De Luca, Giuseppe Strangi
      Pages 159-172

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights recent advances in thin-film photonics, particularly as building blocks of metamaterials and metasurfaces. Recent advances in nanophotonics has demonstrated remarkable control over the electromagnetic field by tailoring the optical properties of materials at the subwavelength scale which results in the emergence of metamaterials and metasurfaces. However, most of the proposed platforms require intense lithography which makes them of minor practical relevance. Stacked ultrathin-films of dielectrics, semi-conductors, and metals are introduced as an alternative platform that perform unique or similar functionalities. This book discusses the new era of thin film photonics and its potential applications in perfect and selective light absorption, structural coloring, biosensing, enhanced spontaneous emission, reconfigurable photonic devices and super lensing.​

Keywords

Nanophotonic cavity Phase singularity Ultrathin films Critical light coupling Thin-film optical absorbers Subwavelength nanopatterning Hyperbolic metamaterials Biosensing Epsilon near zero metamaterials Resonant gain singularities Terahertz frequencies Perfect light absorption Negative refraction Gas sensing Super lensing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physical and Mathematical SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Nanochemistry DepartmentIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenoaItaly
  4. 4.School of Physical and Mathematical SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversita Della CalabriaRendeItaly
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

About the authors

Dr. Sreekanth K.V. received his PhD degree in photonics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He then worked as a Postdoctoral researcher for three years at the department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, USA and one year at the Engineering Product Development department, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore. He is also serving as an Editorial Board member for Scientific Reports, a journal by Nature publishing group. He is currently working as a Project Leader at the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT), Nanyang Technological University.

Dr. Mohamed ElKabbash obtained his bachelors in Law and Master in Law from Alexandria University, Egypt. He then obtained a B. A. in physics and economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, IL, USA, and PhD in physics from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. He is currently a postdoctoral associate at the high intensity femtosecond laser lab, the institute of optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA.​

Dr. Vincenzo Caligiuri received his Master Degree in Electronic Engineering in 2013 at the University of Calabria. In 2017 he received his Ph.D. in Physics and Material Science at the University of Calabria, in collaboration with the Nanoplasm laboratory of Case Western Reserve University, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and CNR Nanotech. At the moment, he is working as a Post-Doc at the Nanochemistry Department of the Italian Institute of Technology.


Prof. Ranjan Singh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his M. S. degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India and PhD in photonics from Oklahoma State University, USA. Before joining NTU, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.


Prof. Antonio De Luca is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at University of Calabria. He is affiliated to INSTM, the National Consortium on the Materials Science and Technology and Co-Chair of the scientific initiative “From Life to Life” National Academy of Lincei. He is the President of the “Associazione NanoPlasm” that is involved to the promotion of research activities in Plasmonics and Nano-Photonics. He is also affiliated with CNR-National Research Council, Nanotec Institute – Italy. He completed his PhD at University of Calabria.


Prof. Giuseppe Strangi is Professor of Physics and General Medical Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, USA. He also holds an endowed chair professorships as Ohio Research Scholar in Surfaces of Advanced Materials at CWRU. He is senior scientist of the National Research Council (CNR- Italy). Strangi is the President of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation “Con il Cuore”, a national foundation that supports cancer research in Europe and he is the General Chair of the International Conference – NANOPLASM “New Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics”. He is fellow of The Institute of Science of the Origins and of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CWRU), Senior Member of Optical Society of America and American Physical Society.

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