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Seminar 4/6/2011 - Prof. Mikhail Noginov, Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University: Metamaterials: Low Loss and Gain

Optical loss caused by absorption in metal and a need for active control are among the major challenges of plasmonic metamaterials. Both can be addressed by utilizing optical gain. Recent efforts aimed at the reduction of loss and the stimulated emission in nanoplasmonic systems with gain will be discussed.

Many plasmonic systems would benefit even more from loss reduction techniques, which do not require optical gain. Several prospective gain-less solutions of the loss problem, including modification of electronic surface states and n-doping of noble metals, will be reviewed.

MIKHAIL A. NOGINOV graduated from the MOSCOW INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY (Moscow, Russia) with a Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering in 1985. In 1990 he received a Ph.D. degree in Physical-Mathematical Sciences from GENERAL PHYSICS INSTITUTE OF THE USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Moscow, Russia).

The appointments of Dr. Noginov include GENERAL PHYSICS INSTITUTE OF THE USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Moscow, Russia) Junior Staff Research Scientist, then Staff Research Scientist (1985-1991); MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA; Center for Materials Science and Engineering; Post Doctoral Research Associate (1991-1993); ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Huntsville, AL, Assistant Research Professor, then Associate Research Professor (1993-1997); and NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, Norfolk, VA, Department of Physics, Center for Materials Research. Research Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and currently Professor (1997-present). 2010-2011 NSU Eminent Scholar.

Dr. Noginov has published two books, five book chapters, over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 100 publications in proceedings of professional societies and conference technical digests.

Dr. Noginov is a member of Sigma Xi, OSA, SPIE, and APS. He has served as a chair and a committee member on several conferences of SPIE and OSA. Since 2003, Dr. Noginov is a faculty advisor of the OSA student chapter at NSU.

Research interests of Dr. Noginov include Metamaterials, Nanoplasmonics, Random Lasers, Solid-State Laser Materials, and Nonlinear Optics.

Location: Bowen Hall Auditorium

Date/Time: 04/06/11 at 12:00 pm - 04/06/11 at 1:00 pm

Category: PRISM/PCCM Seminar Series

Department: PRISM