Watson Lecture Series: "Flat Metasurface Optics" by Andrei Faraon, KNI-Wheatley Scholar

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KNI-Wheatley Scholar, Prof. Andrei Faraon

Watson Lecture Series: "Flat Metasurface Optics" by Andrei Faraon, KNI-Wheatley Scholar

January 17, 2018

8 PM

Andrei Faraon

Beckman Auditorium
Caltech

FLAT METASURFACE OPTICS

Andrei Faraon

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and KNI-Wheatley Scholar

In this special Watson Lecture Series, Andrei Faraon will discuss how his KNI-Wheatley Scholar seed funding was used to propel his research.

For hundreds of years, most optical elements like lenses and polarizers have been fabricated using carefully polished crystals or pieces of glass and assembled in optical systems such as cameras and microscopes. In this talk, Andrei Faraon will discuss how nanotechnology enables new ways of making optical components using fabrication processes already developed in the semiconductor industry. These nano-patterned structures, named optical metasurfaces, allow for extreme miniaturization of optical systems with applications in consumer electronics and medical devices.