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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Engineered Electromagnetic Materials, Metamaterials, Light-Matter Interactions, Subwavelength Photonics

Location

Munitions Directorate, RW/Weapons Engagement

RO# Location
13.45.04.B8425 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Allen, Jeffery W jeffery.allen.12@us.af.mil 850.882.3559

Description

Opportunities exist in fundamental physics of electromagnetic radiation matter interaction and electronic material properties (e.g., engineered electromagnetic materials, metamaterials, photonic crystals, band gap materials, semiconductors, 2D and 1D materials). This will include propagation, mechanisms for absorption and emission, scattering, and quantum effects. One focus of the work will be to explore how to control the spatial anisotropic properties of materials or material systems, natural or engineered, to control electromagnetic radiation. Another thrust is the exploration of new analytical, quasi-analytical, and homogenization techniques to describe engineered electromagnetic materials so they can be applied to practical devices and systems. 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 and electronic properties for multifunctional materials and devices that adapt to varying operating environments. The efforts will include theoretical analysis, design, simulation, fabrication, and testing prototype devices and complex materials. The research will utilize test equipment, optical and microwave simulation software, and fabrication facilities to support these efforts.

 

References

Fannin AL, et al: "Experimental Evidence for Coherent Perfect Absorption in Guided-Mode Resonant Silicon Films". IEEE Photonics Journal 8(3): 1-7, 2016

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

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

 

Keywords:
Metamaterials; Electromagnetics; Photonics; Engineered materials; Modeling and simulation; Nanofabrication; Characterization; Semiconductors; Multifunctional;

Eligibility

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