Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices

Science Leader
Project Leader
Deputy Project Leader
Yuri Kivshar Powell       
Prof Yuri Kivshar
Australian National University
Dr Mikhail Lapine
University of Technology, Sydney
Dr David Powell
Australian National University

We are developing artificial materials with unique properties that completely change the way light interacts with matter, and we are integrating them on photonic chips.

Figure One - Fishnet Structures

Figure One - Fishnet Structures

Figure Two - Chrial Structures

Figure Two - Chrial Structures

Figure Three - Split-Ring Resonator

Figure Three - Split-Ring Resonator

Figure Four - Positive to negative tuning with liquid crystals.

Figure Four - Positive to negative tuning with liquid crystals

Photonic chips currently don’t have the necessary performance because they are limited by available materials. Functional metamaterials will overcome these constraints, providing engineered and tunable optical linear and nonlinear responses.

Positive to negative tuning with liquid crystals.
There are many questions and problems that we need to overcome to realise real-world applications of metamaterials. There will be exciting fundamental discoveries along the way that will lead to future photonics applications where light can be manipulated at the nanoscale with high speed and efficiency.

Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015

Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015