Electrical Engineering Seminar Series - Engineering And Spectroscopy Of Photon Momentum

Speaker Name: 
Jon Schuller
Speaker Title: 
Assistant Professor
Speaker Organization: 
University of California, Santa Barbara
Start Time: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:40am
End Time: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:40am
E2 192
Prof. Sara Abrahamsson and Prof. Yu Zhang



Talk Title: Engineering and Spectroscopy of Photon Momentum

: Electromagnetic wavefront-shaping technologies exploit
control of photon momentum to perform beam-steering and light-focusing functions. Reciprocally, measurements of photon momentum provide substantial insight into the structure and optical excitations of ordered materials. Research in my group synthesizes these topics and focuses on Engineering and Spectroscopy of Photon Momentum. Activities are divided into two main themes: 1) Achieving reconfigurable metasurfaces and programmable infrared optics with widely tunable high-index semiconductor nanostructures and 2) Developing and exploiting novel momentum-resolved optical spectroscopies to gain new insight into properties of organic and inorganic nanomaterials.

Bio: Jon Schuller is currently an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at UC Santa Barbara. He graduated from the Physics Department at UC Santa Barbara in 2003. Afterwards, he joined the Applied Physics Department at Stanford University where he got his PH.D. Working with Professor Mark Brongersma. His research interests comprised Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, and IR Spectroscopy. After graduating in 2009, he took a postition as a fellow of The Enegry Frontier Research Center, where he applied Nanophotonics concepts and techniques towards the fundamental study of Solar Cell materials and Optics.