2015 Spring Graduate Colloquium Series: Zachary Liege

DateFebruary 6, 2015Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
Zachary Liege

Metamaterials: From Low Loss Waveguides to Optical Computing

Standard materials composed of elements from the periodic table are well documented and fairly well understood. Their optical properties, especially, have been extensively researched. Modern technology is increasing pushing the limits of what these materials can accomplish, and in many cases a new alternative is required in order to advance key aspects of modern technology such as computing, information sharing, and data storage beyond fundamental limits. Metamaterials, composed of nano-sized structures engineered for specific properties offer an attractive possibility for bridging this particular technology gap. This talk aims to explore various metamaterial structures and what possible applications they can offer for improving existing technology, especially in the area of optical circuit elements. It will primarily explore their plasmonic properties and ability to manipulate electromagnetic information. More standard metamaterials operating in the microwave region of the EM spectrum will be discussed, as well as more recent breakthroughs into the visible range.

For more information contact: Dr. Ken Park 254-710-2282

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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