12:00 – 12:45 Online

Lunch Chat: From Metasurfaces to Optical Fibres

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Soft Photonics: from Metasurfaces to Optical Fibers

The ability to fabricate state-of-the-art photonics systems on soft and deformable substrates can find tremendous opportunities in sensing, bio-engineering, health-care, and smart wearables devices. The materials and processing challenges however remain significant since most existing photonics systems rely on rigid materials, with processes not well adapted to soft substrates such as elastomers. In this discussion, I will introduce novel strategies based on fluid dynamics that we are developing in my laboratory to fabricate soft advanced photonic architectures. I will focus on two systems: glass-based metasurfaces on elastomeric substrates via templated dewetting, and the thermal drawing of soft optical fibers and 1D photonics crystals. The challenges and opportunities of these approaches will be discussed.

Registration only necessary once
This event series requires registration (see link above). We will send you the access information (Zoom-link and ID) by email after the registration. As the Zoom link remains the same every week, you do not need to register again for the following meetings.