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Electromagnetics, Plasmonics, Photonics, and Metamaterials


Munitions Directorate, RW/Ordnance Division

RO# Location
13.45.02.B8392 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810


Name E-mail Phone
Allen, Monica S 850.883.0593


This research involves multidisciplinary work in the application of various engineering and scientific disciplines with the purpose of exploration, discovery, and exploitation of basic materials properties to design and control the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter. Our aim is to develop new, improved multifunctional materials, technologies, and devices to operate in complex electromagnetic environments and environmental conditions. Specifically the major objectives of this work are to design, simulate, and fabricate subwavelength structures, plasmonic, and micro-/nano-resonant structures and devices for optical, photonic, and RF applications. Examples of such structures include metallic media, semiconductor patterned structures, Fano-resonant antennas, plasmonic metamaterials, resonant nanocavities, etc. Theoretical models and computational simulations will be developed for these structures to describe the electromagnetic behavior, as well as to optimize the material systems and devices. The resulting fabrication techniques and modeling methods will lead to new technology for devices that can be tailored for specific detection schemes for optical signal enhancement and detection. It is anticipated that the modeling/fabrication/characterization efforts will be iterative towards the development of a highly sensitive platforms that are robust and wavelength scalable.



Fannin AL, et al: “Experimental Evidence for Coherent Perfect Absorption in Guided-Mode Resonant Silicon Films.” IEEE Photonics Journal 8(3): June 2016

Liu R, et al: “Room Temperature Photodetector using Resonant RF Circuits.” Applied Physics Letters 108: 061101, 2016

Mousavi SH, et al: “Gyromagnetically Induced Transparency of Meta-Surfaces.” Physical Review Letters 112: 117402, 2014


Plasmonics; Electromagnetics; Photonics; Optics; Modeling and simulation; Nanofabrication; Characterization; Semiconductors; Metamaterials;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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