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Interaction of light and matter at nanoscale: in fabrication, numerical simulation and measurements of surface plasmon dynamics

Grant number: 10/18178-2
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: March 11, 2011 - February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Classical Areas of Phenomenology and Applications
Principal Investigator:Euclydes Marega Junior
Grantee:Euclydes Marega Junior
Visiting researcher: John Weiner
Visiting researcher institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57858-9 - National Institute for Optics and Photonics, AP.TEM

Abstract

We propose to implement a research program in nanoplasmonics at the University of São Paulo, São Carlos. This program will consist of several elements: (1) experimental and theoretical basic research on the interaction of light with subwavelength structured metallic layers, (2) design and fabrication of planar nonlinear optical elements for the purpose of developing all-optical modulators and switches at petahertz (1015Hz) frequencies, (3) application of lumped circuit and transmission analysis to the design of plasmonic functional devices such as oscillators, modulators and filters at the optical (petahertz) domain, (4) Investigate diamond-like carbon materials for plasmonics and photonics devices, (5) Establish capability for nanofabrication development. (AU)