IEEE AP/MTT/EMC/ED Turkey Seminar Series-16 November 2018

Topic: “Slow Light and Optical Cloaking”

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: In recent years, there have been huge research efforts in the field of nanophotonics to reduce the speed of light (ultimately reaching zero group velocity) and manipulate the way that light interacts with the objects. While optical communication ensures high speed data transportation what would be the benefits of slowing down the light propagation in optical waveguides. Similarly, detection and imaging are very important applications of photonics. However, making an object invisible (if possible) at first seems counterintuitive. The importance of optical invisibility and slow light studies will be explained during the presentation.