Photonic structures: Advanced thermal control, and effective gauge field for light

Shanhui Fan, Zongfu Yu, Kejie Fang, Eden Rephaeli, Aaswath Raman

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Abstract

Novel mechanisms to control electromagnetic interaction, as evidenced by the recent developments of a wide variety of nanophotonic structures, have broad implications for both fundamental and applied research. In this talk, we will present two separate classes of examples of some of our recent works in seeking to create novel electromagnetic interactions, and to exploit these interactions for new applications. We will show that one can achieve an effective gauge field for photons, which leads to a rich set of new non-reciprocal physics effects, as well as a very promising avenue towards on-chip non-magnetic linear optical isolator. We will also discuss some of our recent works in using nanophotonic structures to control heat flow, which results in the possibility for overcoming the apparent blackbody radiation limit to the far field for a given emitter size, and daytime radiative cooling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages232-234
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2013 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: Sep 16 2013Sep 19 2013

Other

Other2013 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2013
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period9/16/139/19/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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