PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2017: Boris Luk'yanchuk, Data Storage Institute

Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Abstract: Materials with relatively small refractive indices (n < 2), such as glass, quartz, polymers, some ceramics, etc., are the basic materials in most optical components (lenses, optical fibers, etc.). In this review, we present some of the phenomena and possible applications arising from the interaction of light with particles with a refractive index less than 2. The vast majority of the physics involved can be described with the help of the exact, analytical solution of Maxwell’s equations for spherical particles (so called Mie theory). We also discuss some other particle geometries (spheroidal, cubic, etc.) and different particle configurations (isolated or interacting) and draw an overview of the possible applications of such materials, in connection with field enhancement and super resolution nanoscopy.

All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. in the Bowen Hall Auditorium Room 222. A light lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. in the Bowen Hall Atrium immediately prior to the seminar.

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222