Physics and applications of advanced meta surfaces

Project Details


In this project we want to formulate answers to some pressing research questions that currently exist around the development of meta-surfaces. We do this through three different but intrinsically connected objectives. First we study the physics of complex meta-surfaces where we replace the meta-atoms with meta-molecules. Then we develop an analytical formalism with which meta-surfaces can be designed for guiding surface waves. Finally, we broaden the functionalities of meta-surfaces by taking into account time-dependent material properties. The combination of these three objectives will provide us with fundamental insights from the improve the physical functioning of meta-surfaces and offer new perspectives for their applicability in the coming generation of photonic components.
Effective start/end date1/10/1430/09/17


  • Holography
  • Non-Linear Optics
  • Photonics
  • Optival Instrumentation
  • Optical Computing
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Optical Switches And Modulators
  • Optical Fibre Sensors
  • Optical Measurements
  • Optical Materials
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Vcsels
  • Micro-Optics
  • Opto-Electronic Devices
  • Plastic Photonics

Flemish discipline codes

  • Optics, electromagnetic theory
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Classical physics
  • Applied mathematics in specific fields