Towards Exploration of Quantum Plasmonics
presented by Dr. Jae Yong Suh
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 - 8:30pm, Woods Labs 216
Plasmonics is a well-established sub-field of optics that has progressed with the development of state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques. Unlike traditional optical elements, metal nanostructures can localize and transfer electromagnetic fields at subwavelength scales. Collective electron oscillations known as surface plasmons can interact strongly with light in metal nanostructures such as nanoholes or nanodisks arranged in periodic arrays. I will present my recent work on the realization of plasmonic lasing from arrays of single and dimer gold nanoparticles. I will also discuss projects my research group is currently exploring, including exciton-plasmon coupling in hybrid metal-WS2 nanostructures. Advancing this work towards quantum plasmonics may lead to new types of quantum optical devices.
Jae Yong Suh is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at Michigan Technological University. He received a PhD in Physics from Vanderbilt University for his study of the plasmonic properties of metal-VO2nanostructures. After graduation, he gained industrial experience as a research scientist at LG (South Korea), followed by postdoctoral work in nanophotonics at Northwestern University. His current work at Michigan Tech focuses on quantum and nonlinear optical phenomena such as single-photon generation and topological nanolasing from plasmonic metamaterials.