Applicants are invited for a PhD studentship on Tuneable Plasmonic Metasurfaces for On-Chip Beam Steering Applications. Optical frequency reflectarrays are much smaller than those operating in the Radio Frequency (RF). The smaller footprint allows for on-chip integration and lower power consumption. Many potential applications including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), free-space optical communications and on-chip photonic devices can be realised. The aim of this project is to optimise and realise plasmonic VO2 reflective metasurface devices for strategic wavelengths including 830 nm and 1.55 microns. The project will include design, growth, fabrication and optical characterization. All the facilities required for the project are in available in TCD.
Position will remain open until filled but preferred start date is the 2nd of September 2020. Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.
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