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Mark Brongersma: Device Applications of Semiconductor Nanoantennas and Metafilms

A plenary talk from SPIE Optics + Photonics 2015.

31 August 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201508.22

Mark Brongersma, Geballe Lab. for Advanced  Materials

Semiconductor nanostructures are at the heart of modern-day electronic devices and systems. Due to their high refractive index, they also provide a myriad of opportunities to manipulate light. When properly sized and shaped, they can support strong optical resonances that boost light-matter interaction over bulk materials and enable their use in controlling the flow of light at the nanoscale. In this presentation, Brongersma discusses the use of individual, resonant nanostructures and dense arrays thereof (metafilms) in a variety of optoelectronic devices and illustrate how the performance of these devices can be improved by engineering the constituent nanostructure, size, shape, and/or spacing.

Mark Brongersma is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received his PhD from the FOM Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1998. From 1998-2001 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Brongersma is a Fellow of SPIE, the Optical Society, and the American Physical Society.