Emulating Quantum Phenomena with Metamaterials: From Fano Resonances to Topological Insulators
Metamaterials are artificial electromagnetic materials exhibiting unusual optical responses that are difficult to elicit from naturally-occurring media. Those include negative refractive index, strong magneto-electric response, and highly asymmetric/non-reciprocal behaviors. The emphasis of this talk will be on emulating some of the well-known atomic and condensed matter phenomena such as Fano resonances, electromagnetically induced transparency, and topological insulation. Applications of metamaterials to super-resolution imaging, biosensing and fingerprinting of protein monolayers, and single-layer graphene spectroscopy will be reviewed.