CREOL COLLOQUIUM: Vlad Shalaev, Purdue University

Thursday, April 11, 2024 11 a.m. to noon

Title: Extreme Space-Time Optics & Quantum Meta-Photonics

Abstract: We first discuss all-optical modulation with single photons using electron avalanche, resulting in record-high nonlinearities. Then we show that transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) operating in the near-zero index (NZI) regime can provide strong single-cycle modulation, thus enabling novel photonic time crystals. Finally, we discuss scalable quantum photonics with single-photon emitters in silicon nitride that we recently discovered as well as the intriguing possibility to generate indistinguishable single photons by using plasmonic speedup that could enable important quantum photonics applications, including quantum communication and quantum computing.

About the Speaker: Vladimir M. Shalaev, Scientific Director for Nanophotonics at Birck Nanotechnology Center and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, specializes in nanophotonics, plasmonics, optical metamaterials and quantum photonics. Prof. Shalaev has received several awards for his research in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials, including the APS Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, the Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America for his pioneering contributions to the field of optical metamaterials, the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, Rolf Landauer medal of the ETOPIM (Electrical, Transport and Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Media) International Association, the UNESCO Medal for the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, and the OSA and SPIE Goodman Book Writing Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, SPIE, MRS and Optica.

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