Associate Professor Kimani Toussaint delivered a webinar on April 6, “Table-Top Fabrication of Plasmonics-Based Ultrathin Optical Components,” for the online magazine Photonics.com. He presented an overview of his research group’s work with plasmonic nanoantennas, and illuminated how these structures could be harnessed to develop a simplified, table-top approach to producing flat, ultrathin optics using plasmon-assisted etching.
About 200 people from around the world were registered to attend, from a wide range of academic institutions as well as top companies and varied industries. The webinar is still available for viewing.
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Toussaint is also an affiliate faculty in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, as well as the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He directs the laboratory for Photonics Research of Bio/Nano Environments (PROBE Lab) at Illinois, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on quantitative nonlinear optical imaging of biological tissues and on investigating the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures for light-driven control of matter. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.