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Controlling light on demand with dynamic plasmonic pixels

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering

RO# Location
64.15.09.C0387 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Jacob Paul Fontana jake.fontana@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.1687

Description

With the end of Moore's law, information needs to move from electron- to photon-based systems, if computational processing power is going to continue to increase. To enable this paradigm shift, optical elements are needed to dynamically control the propagation of light. We recently demonstrate 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 lithographically defined electrodes. We aim to understand and develop these spatio-temporal properties into materials for optical display, filter and spatial light modulators applications. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and at least one letter of recommendation to Dr. Jake Fontana (jake.fontana@nrl.navy.mil).

Additional postdoctoral information can be found at http://hroffice.nrl.navy.mil/jobs/postdoc.htm

Greybush, N. J.;  Charipar, K.;  Geldmeier, J. A.;  Bauman, S. J.;  Johns, P.;  Naciri, J.;  Charipar, N.;  Park, K.;  Vaia, R. A.; Fontana, J., Dynamic Plasmonic Pixels. ACS nano 2019, 13 (4), 3875-3883.

Etcheverry, S.;  Araujo, L. F.;  da Costa, G. K. B.;  Pereira, J. M. B.;  Camara, A. R.;  Naciri, J.;  Ratna, B. R.;  Hernández-Romano, I.;  de Matos, C. J. S.;  Carvalho, I. C. S.;  Margulis, W.; Fontana, J., Microsecond switching of plasmonic nanorods in an all-fiber optofluidic component. Optica 2017, 4 (8), 864-870.

Fontana, J.;  da Costa, G. K. B.;  Pereira, J. M.;  Naciri, J.;  Ratna, B. R.;  Palffy-Muhoray, P.; Carvalho, I. C. S., Electric field induced orientational order of gold nanorods in dilute organic suspensions. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2016, 108 (8), 081904.

Keywords:
Dynamic; active; adaptive; plasmonics; alignment; orientational order; color display; switching; pixel; hyper-spectral

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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