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Phoebus Optoelectronics Receives an SBIR Award

Phoebus Optoelectronics receives an SBIR award for the "Innovative concept for detection and identification of biological toxins" project. Details on the award below.

CfM Student Semi-finalist in SPIE Start-up Challenge

Hossein Alisafaee, an aspiring photonics entrepreneur and a CfM student working with professor Michael Fiddy at UNCC has been named a semi-finalist in the 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge. His submitted project title is “Metamaterial Dispersion Device” and the final product is expected to be a compact metamaterial dispersion compensator for use in the telecom industry.

CfM Presents at Photonics West

Simona Popescu, a CfM graduate student, will discuss the results of her work on "Active Metasurfaces" at the Photonics West Conference in February. She will present an innovative method of examining the properties of metasurfaces. A pump-probe technique is used to create a metasurface composed of conductive shapes on a silicon surface. The applications of this research are beam forming, beam steering, remote sensing, and charging.

CfM's Executive Director Speaks at the International Conference on Laser, Optics, and Photonics

David Crouse, CfM's executive director, will be speaking at the upcoming International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics during October 7-9, 2013 at Hilton San Antonio Airport, USA hosted by OMICS Group Inc.

CfM Awarded with REV and REU grants

Two grants that support undergraduate and veteran students were received by the NSF IUCRC Center for Metamaterials. Two highly qualified and deserving students will start their internship in the Center for Metamaterials in January. 

CfM receives significant attention in the NSF Compendium

CfM's "Development of Modeling and Design Algorithms" project received significant attention in the NSF Compendium (please see attached)

CfM Successes in the News

CfM newsletter features highlights and news about our recent successes.

CfM Presents at SPIE Conference

Simona Popescu, CfM graduate student, will be presenting the poster "Optical Properties of Aqueous Dispersions of Diamond Nanoparticles" at the SPIE Conference in August. She will demonstrate results of electrophoretic experiments that modify the structure of a metasurface by using diamond nanoparticles with sizes much smaller than the wavelength of light. Optical metasurfaces demonstrate outstanding capabilities of optical parameters modifications by changes in the structural architecture at the nano-scale level.

Professor David Crouse Published in Optics Express

The light filtering and guiding properties of high finesse phase resonant compound gratings, Accepted to Optics Express

Synopsis:  This paper investigated general properties of phase resonances, how phase resonances are excited, how they concentrate, radiate, filter light, and how to extract energy from the phase resonances.  A new type of corrugated surface antenna using phase resonances is described.

UNCC Hosts CfM 4th Semi-Annual Meeting

The NSF I/UCRC Center for Metamaterials (CfM) held its 4th semi-annual meeting on October 10-11, 2012, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The two-day meeting consisted of current project updates, new project proposals and student poster presentations.

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