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Light-bending strategies of next generation scalable plasmonic devices (DECRA)

Funding: 2016: $100,000
2017: $100,000
2018: $100,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC DECRA Scheme)

Start year: 2016

Summary: Plasmonic metamaterials offer a unique ability to control subwavelength light propagation, thus achieving unprecedented sensing sensitivities and emerging nanophotonics phenomena. However, fabrication challenges and high losses hamper their application in the visible spectral range. This DECRA project will focus on engineering novel plasmonic metamaterials for manipulating light at the nanoscale. In particular, it will employ curved anodized alumina templates as well as 3D hybrid structures to achieve light bending and strong resonances at the visible spectral range. The new range of hybrid nano-structured materials will facilitate the development of next-generation scalable plasmonic devices including bio-sensors, superlenses and switches.


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Keywords: Plasmonic metamaterials, light-bending strategies

FOR Codes: Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly, Photonics and Electro-Optical Engineering (excl. Communications), Functional Materials, Expanding Knowledge in Technology, Emerging Defence Technologies, Photonic and electro-optical devices, sensors and systems (excl. communications), Nanofabrication, growth and self assembly, DEFENCE, EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE