Emulating Quantum Phenomena with Metamaterials: From Fano Resonances to Topological Insulators


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  • Speaker: Gennady Shvets (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 03/12/2013
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 335 West Hall

  • Description:

    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.