MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series: Flat Optics based on Metasurfaces

Jan 16
16. Januar 2020 15:00 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr
Leuchs-Russell Auditorium, A.1.500, Staudtstr. 2, Erlangen

MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Flat Optics based on Metasurfaces

Professor Federico Capasso
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Time, place:
15:00 Thursday, 16. January 2020
Leuchs-Russell Auditorium, A.1.500, Staudtstr. 2

Subwavelength structured surfaces known as metasurfaces are leading to a fundamental reassessment of optical design with the emergence of optical components that circumvent the limitations of standard ones and with entirely new functionalities such as the ability to shape wavefronts in unprecedented ways by means of flat optics.1-6 I will present t advances on structured light: spin-to-total angular momentum converters (J-plates), which create complex helical beams with potential for applications in quantum optics and other fields, followed by resent research on polarization optics, broad band achromatic planar lenses and wavelength-controlled focusing and orbital angular momentum generation.

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2. N. Yu et al. Science 334, 333 (2011)
3. M. Khorasaninejad et al. Science 352, 1190 (2016)
4. M. Khorasaninejad and F. Capasso Science 358,1146 (2017)
5. R. C. Devlin et al. Science 358, 896 (2017)
6. Wei-Ting Chen et al. Nature Nanotechnology Nature Nanotechnology (2018) doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0034-6