Nanophotonics for tailoring radiation from fast electrons

Nanophotonic methods provide intriguing options for manipulating scintillation phenomena. We will outline recent developments in this domain, along with our theoretical framework for modeling these occurrences, supported by our experimental findings. Additionally, Smith-Purcell radiation, characterized by fast electrons interacting with nano-structured materials to produce light, offers a broad spectrum of possibilities for creation of novel light sources. We will discuss our new theoretical framework designed to comprehend and tailor such phenomena, as well as our techniques for boosting Smith-Purcell radiation.

A plenary speaker presentation by Marin Soljačić, Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

About Marin Soljačić
Marin Soljačić is a Professor of Physics at MIT. He is a recipient of many awards, including Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America (2005), the TR35 award of the Technology Review magazine (2006), MacArthur fellowship “genius” grant (2008), Blavatnik National Award (2014), Max Born award of Optica (2023). He was also Highly Cited Researcher according to WoS for 2019,2020,2021,2022&2023.

About Professor Marin Soljačić’s Group at MIT
Technological advances of the past decade have enabled the control of the material structure at length-scales smaller than the wavelength of light. This enabled creation of new material-systems (e.g. photonic crystals, meta-materials, or various surface plasmon systems), whose optical properties are dramatically different than those of any naturally occurring material. Our research interests are in exploring the new and exciting physical phenomena enabled by such materials. Our work is roughly equally split between theoretical and experimental studies.

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Marin Soljačić is plenary speaker at the 2024 edition of the European Conference on Integrated Optics talking about Nanophotonic methods provide intriguing options for manipulating scintillation phenomena.

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