Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Advances in Metaphotonic Devices

Symposium Organizers
Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Xingjie Ni, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Jie Yao, University of California Berkeley, USA


Metaphotonics – represented by photonic metamaterials and more recently optical metasurfaces – has generated exciting new research paradigms and strengthened our understanding of light-matter interaction as well as material property engineering. Lately, a number of newly emerging sub-fields in metaphotonics go beyond the traditional designs and applications. The community are become more than ever interested in various new aspects, including the effectiveness, new functionality, new physics, and application in multiple disciplines. For example, pure dielectric metamaterials and metasurfaces have started to be explored, their flexibility, tunability, and reconfigurability have attracted wider attention, and they are beginning to be applied to the quantum optics. It greatly advances the scientific knowledge in multiple dimensions, and more importantly, it leads to new devices that are promising to the real-world applications. This symposium emphasizes on the newly emerging sub-fields in the metaphotonics. It seeks for transformative ideas about the future developments for metaphotonic devices, including novel quantum behavior, parity-time symmetry, optical non-reciprocity, nonlinearity and dynamics, and etc. and discusses the potential synergy among these vital directions. 

Invited Speakers

Mark Brongersma, Stanford University, USA
Anti-Hermitian Metafilm-based Photodetector for Efficient Subwavelength Photon-sorting

​Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA
Metaoptics Technology in the Visible

Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvannia, USA
Extreme Platforms for Metaphotonics

Frank Koppens, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Quantum Plasmonics, Polaritons and Strong Light-Matter Interactions with 2d Material Heterostructures

Xiaobo Yin, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Scalably Manufactured Metafilms for Effective Day-time Radiative Cooling

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