Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics Director, David R. Smith is an invited speaker to the International Workshop "Novel Ideas in Optics".
The workshop will bring together a group of world-class specialists and young researchers specializing in such diverse areas of optical physics as advanced materials, ultrafast optical phenomena, singular optics and quantum computing in order to map new directions and build new diversified collaborative efforts.
Some of the main goals of this workshop are:
•Capturing the state-of-the-art and novel ideas in the fields of novel materials, phenomena, and emerging applications and developing a roadmap for future breakthrough in the Science of Light.
•Initiating and establishing new collaborative projects with other leading national and international research institutions, national laboratories, and industrial researchers.
•Building a foundation for submission of large research proposals such as Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI).
Specific themes to be discussed at the workshop include:
•Advanced metamaterials, plasmonics, and transformation optics
•New material platforms for integrated electronic and photonic circuitry
•Ultrafast phenomena and pulse shaping in new materials
•Chaos and Anderson localization of photons in new optical materials
•Phase-changing optical materials
•New solitons in metamaterials
•Quantum metamaterials and Quantum Information Technology