Metamaterials: Optical Properties on Demand

Metamaterials: Optical Properties on Demand

Speaker: Nikolay Zheludev, Southampton University

Abstract: Metamaterials were initially suggested as negative index media for the superlens and transformation optics devices. This started a major new research domain in modern science. Since then the research agenda has been significantly broadened and now includes tuneable, switchable, nonlinear, gain, sensing and quantum meta-devices and meta-systems. We overview Southampton contribution to this exciting field of research and offer our view on its future developments and technological drivers of this new enabling technology.

Brief Bio: Professor Nikolay Zheludev’s research interests are in nanophotonics and metamaterials. He directs the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials at the ORC Southampton University, UK and Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also founding co-Director of the Photonics Institute at NTU, Singapore.