• Technical Conference: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

SC376 - Plasmonics and Mie-tronics

Monday, 10 May
13:30 - 17:30

Short Course Level: Beginner


Mark Brongersma; Stanford Univ., USA

Short Course Description:

Plasmonics and Mie-tronics are emerging fields of science and technology that aim to exploit the unique optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanostructures to enable routing and active manipulation of light at the nanoscale. Nanometallic objects derive these properties from their ability to support collective electron excitations, known as plasmon resonances. High-index semiconductor nanostructures provide complementary opportunities to tailor the flow of light through the excitation of optical Mie-type resonances. Presently we are witnessing an explosive growth in both the number and range of applications of these nanoscale resonant optical elements. The intention of this tutorial is to give the participants a fundamental background and working knowledge of the key physical ideas used in Plasmonics and Mie-tronics, as well as an overview of modern trends in research and applications.

The tutorial will begin with a general overview of the fields of Plasmonics and Mie-tronics. This will be followed by an introduction to the basic concepts that enable one to understand and design a range of optical functionalities. This part is then followed by an in-depth discussion of various active and passive devices that have recently emerged. Particular attention will be given to flat optical metasurface elements and nanoscale devices for the generation, routing, switching, and detection of light. I will show that the intrinsically small size of resonant nanophotonic devices directly results in higher operating speeds and facilitates an improved synergy between optical and electronic components. At the end of the tutorial, a critical assessment of the entire field is given and the trade-offs for using either metallic or high-index semiconductor nanostructures are discussed.

Short Course Benefits:

This course will enable you to:

  • Obtain a working knowledge of the key physical concepts used in Plasmonics and Mie-tronics that enable light manipulation at ultra small length- and time-scales.
  • Understand choices of different nanostructure types, shapes, and sizes to accomplish different optical functionalities.
  • Find out about common electromagnetic computational tools to design Plasmonic and Mie-tronic structures and devices.
  • Get a feel for the current state of the field in terms of fundamental understanding as well as device applications.
  • Learn about the most recent trends and developments in research and applications.
Short Course Audience:

Optical engineers and scientists who are interested in learning about the rapidly emerging field of plasmonics and its potential impact.

Instructor Biography:

Mark Brongersma is the Stephen Harris Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Physics at Stanford University. He received his PhD from the FOM Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1998. From 1998-2001 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He has authored\co-authored over 230 publications, including papers in Science, Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, and Nature Nanotechnology. He also holds a number of patents in the area of Si nanophotonics and plasmonics. Brongersma received a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, the International Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences (Physics) for his work on plasmonics, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the SPIE, and the American Physical Society.

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