Conference 11775 > Paper 11775-6
Paper 11775-6

Subwavelength metamaterials: the path towards next-generation silicon photonic devices.

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Silicon photonic waveguides patterned at the subwavelength level behave as metamaterials whose optical properties, including refractive index, dispersion and anisotropy can be tuned by judiciously designing the subwavelength geometry. Over the past years, the added design freedom afforded by these structures has enabled a wide variety of novel high performance devices, ranging from high efficiency fibre-to-chip couplers, to on-chip polarization and mode management, and ultra-broadband waveguide couplers covering several optical communication bands. In this invited keynote talk we will revisit the physical foundations of these structures, explore some of the latest advances in the field with applications in both telecommunications and sensing, and discuss some of the outstanding challenges to move these structures from research labs to large-scale commercialisation.

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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Jonas Leuermann
Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Juan Gonzalo Wangüemert-Pérez
Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Alejandro Ortega-Moñux
Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
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Jens Schmid
National Research Council Canada (Canada)
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National Research Council Canada (Canada)
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Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
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Aitor Villafranca Velasco
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
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Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
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Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
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Antonio Dias-Ponte
Alcyon Photonics S.L. (Spain)
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Milos Nedeljkovic
Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
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Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)