"Non-Local Plasmonics and Nonlinear Optical Metamaterials"
2012 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit
Talk Title: "Non-local Plasmonics and Nonlinear Optical Metamaterials"
Abstract: Metamaterials have provided new and interesting linear media that have provided a venue to explore otherwise inaccessible concepts. Analogously, nonlinear metamaterials based on metals are appealing for potential use in nonlinear optical applications at infrared or visible wavelengths. Plasmonic field enhancement, along with the intrinsic nonlinearity of metals, makes metal-based nonlinear optical metamaterials a concrete possibility.
Bio: Cristian Ciracì is a post-doctoral associate in David R. Smith's group at Duke University.
Dr Ciracì received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Montpellier in France, where he studied electromagnetic wave propagation in complex media, with an emphasis on nonlinear optical phenomena. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Science for Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome. Ciracì's recent research activity involves theoretical and applied aspects of optical metamaterials, including nonlinear properties of plasmonic nano-structures.