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NonlinearMeta

Controlling optical nonlinearity with plasmonic metamaterials

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 

Organization address
address: Edgbaston
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B15 2TT
website: www.bham.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2019-02-28

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1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

Metamaterials are artificial photonic structures that have revolutionised the field of optics by bringing an array of novel optical properties and applications into reality such as negative refraction and invisibility cloaking. However, the control over electromagnetic waves with metamaterials is so far mostly limited to the linear regime. On the other hand, nonlinear optical effects, such as harmonic generations, are very important technically and have been widely employed in various applications such as laser sources, optical information processing, optical communications, quantum technology and integrated photonic circuits. In this project, the applicant in collaboration with the supervisor at the host institution will explore a new class of metamaterials that enable unprecedented control over the nonlinear susceptibilities. The nonlinear susceptibility control is based on a novel mechanism that involves Berry phase in the nonlinear optical regime, which arises from the coupling between the spin of the photons and the orientation of the individual optical antennas. The realisation of such nonlinear metamaterials would enable exact phase matching condition for achieving high conversion efficiency, nonlinear holography for information coding, and gigantic nonlinear circular dichroism with harmonic generations. In addition, this project will incorporate organic polymers into the plasmonic metamaterial design to further enhance the efficiencies of harmonic generations. Upon completion of this project, the applicant is expected to acquire strong background in metamaterials and nonlinear optics and becomes a scientific leader in these growing research areas.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Shumei Chen, King Fai Li, Guixin Li, Kok Wai Cheah, Shuang Zhang
Gigantic electric-field-induced second harmonic generation from an organic conjugated polymer enhanced by a band-edge effect
published pages: , ISSN: 2047-7538, DOI: 10.1038/s41377-019-0128-z
Light: Science & Applications 8/1 2019-09-02
2018 Guixin Li, Giovanni Sartorello, Shumei Chen, Luke H. Nicholls, King Fai Li, Thomas Zentgraf, Shuang Zhang, Anatoly V. Zayats
Spin and Geometric Phase Control Four-Wave Mixing from Metasurfaces
published pages: 1800034, ISSN: 1863-8880, DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201800034
Laser & Photonics Reviews 12/6 2019-09-02
2017 Guixin Li, Lin Wu, King F. Li, Shumei Chen, Christian Schlickriede, Zhengji Xu, Siya Huang, Wendi Li, Yanjun Liu, Edwin Y. B. Pun, Thomas Zentgraf, Kok W. Cheah, Yu Luo, Shuang Zhang
Nonlinear Metasurface for Simultaneous Control of Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum in Second Harmonic Generation
published pages: 7974-7979, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04451
Nano Letters 17/12 2019-09-02
2018 Shumei Chen, Guixin Li, Kok Wai Cheah, Thomas Zentgraf, Shuang Zhang
Controlling the phase of optical nonlinearity with plasmonic metasurfaces
published pages: 1013-1024, ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2018-0011
Nanophotonics 7/6 2019-09-02
2018 Shumei Chen, Mohsen Rahmani, King Fai Li, Andrey Miroshnichenko, Thomas Zentgraf, Guixin Li, Dragomir Neshev, Shuang Zhang
Third Harmonic Generation Enhanced by Multipolar Interference in Complementary Silicon Metasurfaces
published pages: 1671-1675, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01423
ACS Photonics 5/5 2019-09-02

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