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Low dimensional optics
Author(s): F. Flory; Ludovic Escoubas; J. Le Rouzo; G. Berginc; C. C. Lee

Paper Abstract

Thanks to progresses in material science and nanotechnologies, surfaces and thin films can now be structured at different scales. Photonics components take benefit of this possibility to fulfill still more and more complex functions. They are composed as well of organic as inorganic materials, dielectric, semiconductor, and metallic materials, or a mixture of them. Multiscale and chiral structures can be used to control both spectral, spatial distribution of light together with its polarization state. The optical mode density in the near field and in the far field can then be designed in particular by combining more or less resonant structures for the optical waves, associating diffraction, interferences and anisotropic structures like Fabry-Perot, waveguide, plasmons, photonic crystals ... Artificially nanostructured materials often called metamaterials exhibit new properties. Different phenomena recently considered, including optical topological insulator and structures for vortex waves transporting angular momentum of photons, will be also discussed and illustrated. With the development of nanometer size structures another step is overtaken allowing the control of the intimate interaction of optical waves with materials to tune their basic electronic properties and permittivity. Both optical and electronic properties are also strongly dependent on coupling effects needing a global approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9172, Nanostructured Thin Films VII, 917202 (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060186
Show Author Affiliations
F. Flory, IM2NP, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
Ludovic Escoubas, IM2NP, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
J. Le Rouzo, IM2NP, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
G. Berginc, Thales Optronique S.A.S. (France)
C. C. Lee, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9172:
Nanostructured Thin Films VII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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