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Alexandra Boltasseva: Emerging Materials for Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

A plenary talk from SPIE Optics + Photonics 2016

9 September 2016, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201609.16

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue Univ.The fields of nanophotonics and plasmonics have taught us unprecedented ways to control the flow light at the nanometer scale, unfolding new optical phenomena and redefining centuries-old optical elements. As we continue to transfer the recent advances into applications, the development of new materials has become a centerpiece in the field of nanophotonics. In this presentation I will discuss emerging material platforms including transparent conducting oxides, transition metal nitrides, oxides and carbides for future consumer-level optical components and systems across the fields of sensing, spectroscopy, communication, energy, and quantum optics.

Alexandra Boltasseva is an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. Boltasseva received the 2013 IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award, 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award, MIT Technology Review Top Young Innovator (TR35) award. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), a member of MRS Board of Directors and Editor-in-Chief for OSA's Optical Materials Express.