Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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DPG Physics School 2006
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

17 to 22 September 2006, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials

Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart & Sir John Pendry, Imperial College, London

Metamaterials are gaining a lot of interest in optics. Dielectric and metallic nanostructures are leading the research towards optical elements of the 21st century. The interaction of light and matter is influenced by diffraction, refraction, and by electronic resonances such as plasmons. Recently, magnetic resonances in the near-infrared and even in the visible spectral region were found. The ultimate goals are materials with a negative refractive index and the perfect lens. Optics can learn a lot from high-frequency electrical engineering when it comes to all these topics.
The course will cover the whole range of metamaterials and metallic photonic crystals, from basics and exciting current research to the visionary applications in the future. The course is aimed at advanced students, PhD candidates, and post-docs in physics and electrical engineering.

Invited speakers::

  • Victor Veselago, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
    Electrodynamics of materials with negative refraction - some words about history and problems around
  • Sir John Pendry, Imperial College
    I: Negative Refraction, the Perfect Lens and Metamaterials
    II: Cloaking and Chiral Materials
  • Vlad Shalaev, Purdue University
    Empowering Metamaterials: from low- to no-loss and from linear to nonlinear optics
  • David Smith, Duke University / Purdue
    RF negative index metamaterials
  • Mike Wiltshire, Imperial College
    RF metamaterials
  • Martin Wegener / Stefan Linden, University of Karlsruhe
    Metamaterials for Photonics: Negative Index, Negative Group and Phase Velocity, Nonlinear Optical Properties
  • Georges Elephteriades, University of Toronto
    I:Negative-Refraction Transmission-Line Matamaterials, Part I: Fundamentals, negative refraction and sub-diffraction imaging
    II: Negative-Refraction Transmission-Line Matamaterials, Part II: Enabling applications
  • Costas Soukoulis, AMES and FORTH Crete
    Electric and magnetic response of metamaterials: Theory, simulations, design, fabrication and testing
  • Ekaterina Shamonina, University of Osnabrück
    Magnetoinductive waves in metamaterials
  • Christophe Caloz, Montreal University
    Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications of Metamaterials
  • Steven Brueck, University of New Mexico
    Large-Area Near-Infrared Plasmonic Structures and Metamaterials using Interferometric Lithography
  • Ekmel Özbay, Bilkent University
    Experimental Demonstration of Sub-wavelength imaging by left handed metamaterials
  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
    Metamaterials and Novel Devices
  • Michael Fleischhauer, University of Kaiserslautern
    I: Absorption-free negative refraction in the visible range by means of EIT
    II: Radiative coupling of atoms in negative index media
  • Ricardo Marques, University of Sevilla, Spain
    Artificial metamaterials made of SRRs, from microwaves to optical frequencies
  • Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley
    I: Photonic metamaterials, nano-plasmonics, and superlens
    II: Negative index material in the mechanical domain

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