"Computational Modelling for Nanophotonic Phenomena, Components and Devices"

Who: Jost Adam, University of Southern Denmark

Place: nanoGUNE seminar room, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, Donostia - San Sebastian

Date: Monday, 9 April 2018, 11:00

The recent years showed a vast increase in the number and diversity of photonics applications. This can be mainly addressed to the arising of new nanofabrication techniques, to the development of new optical and structural characterization methods, and to the increased accessibility and the rapid progress of computational modeling and design tools. Nanophotonics, where the interplay of light with structures and devices with dimensions on the order of or below the wavelength of light are studied, is one of the prominent and prospective research fields in this area. Mainly due to the ease of fabrication and the prospect of mass production, especially thin-film devices incorporating corrugated, metallic or dielectric nanostructures are of particular interest. To fully understand the arising phenomena and, ultimately, the experimentally obtained component or device behavior, it is of paramount importance to develop, implement and verify appropriately tailored mathematical and computational modelling approaches. I introduce the modelling activities performed at SDU?s NanoSYD-Nanophotonics group and present investigations of the optical, plasmonic, and electric behavior in nanostructured photonic devices, with application to sensing, lighting and material science.

Host: A. Seifert

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