Electromagnetic waves (red inputs) interact with metamaterials that are designed to manipulate how the waves transform and propagate (blue, green and orange outputs). An international team of researchers led by the ASRC's Photonics Initiative Director Andrea AlÃ¹ will establish a design framework to enhance light/matter interactions developing a broad range of new technologies. Credit Andrea Alu
NISTâ€™s grid-on-a-chip distributes light signals precisely, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks. The three-dimensional structure enables complex routing schemes, which are necessary to mimic the brain. Light could travel farther and faster than electrical signals.
NAU physicist Ryan Behuninâ€™s research explores the physics of fluctuation-induced phenomena and optomechanics, investigating fundamental questions regarding the interaction of light, sound and matterâ€”from quantum friction to laser noise.