MSE Colloquium: Stephen Kuebler, University of Central Florida

3:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014
4:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 205
Abstract: Nanophotonics involves the development of fundamental science, materials, and applications that leverage the interaction of light and matter on the nanometer to micrometer length scales. This growing and highly interdisciplinary field involves chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, and bio-science. In this presentation Dr. Kuebler will briefly introduce nanophotonics and describe some work done in this field by his students. He will focus on their development of materials and processes for multi-photon direct laser writing and show how they have used it to create nanophotonic structures, including including aperiodic photonic crystals that behave like artificial anisotropic media. He will also show how his team has used direct laser writing to create micro-optics on the tip of optical fibers. This approach can be used to create new integrated photonic devices, including low-profile sensors. Related Publications Z. Luo and S. M. Kuebler. “Axial superresolution of focused radially polarized light using diffractive optical elements.” Opt. Commun. 2013, in press. A. Dutta, C. J. Clukay, C. N. Grabill, B. Yuan, D. J. Freppon, A. Bhattacharya, S. M. Kuebler and H. Heinrich. “Nanoscale characterization of gold nanoparticles for electroless deposition on polymeric surfaces.” J. Microscopy 2013, 251(1), 27-34. H. E. Williams, Z. Luo and S. M. Kuebler. ”Effect of refractive index mismatch on multi-photon direct laser writing.” Opt. Express 2012, 20(22), 25030 – 25040. D. T. Restrepo, K. E. Lynch, K. Giesler, S. M. Kuebler and R. G. Blair. “Low-temperature (210