Controlling light on demand with dynamic plasmonic materials.

Washington D.C.
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May 28, 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Field of specialization
Materials, Nanotechnology
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Controlling light on demand with dynamic plasmonic materials.  Plasmonic materials have revolutionized our ability to control the flow of light through materials. By resonantly coupling light onto the surface of plasmonic nanoparticles the ability to optically sense and signal at nanometer length scales has been realized, leading to unique materials. We recently demonstrated the spatial, spectral and temporal control of light using electric field aligned plasmonic nanorods. These suspensions are color tunable from visible to infrared wavelengths, with microsecond switching times, and can be spatially tuned using external fields. Principle interests include understanding the spatio-temporal properties, the linear and nonlinear optical properties, and actively controlling the orientational or positional order.  We aim to develop these materials into novel optical display, filter and spatial light modulators applications.  Expertise in plasmonics, nanomaterial synthesis, soft matter, nanocomposites, liquid crystals, optics, spectroscopy, or lasers is encouraged.  Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to 69-1J58-00