||Physics and advanced simulations of photonic and plasmonic structures
Ivan Richter, Ph.D.
Joint project of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Institute of Photonics and Electronics ASCR (IPE),
and Brno University of Technology (BUT) is aimed at the theoretical analysis and numerical modelling of optical
effects in nanophotonic structures perspective for photonic integration. Entirely new types of magnetophotonic
crystals exhibiting nonreciprocal optical properties enhanced by plasmonic heterostructures, photonic crystals
with step-index as well as graded-index profiles, dielectric as well as plasmonic guided-wave subwavelength
structures, and coupled-resonator waveguide structures will be thoroughly studied having in mind their potential
applications in signal processing ("slow light"), optical communication (integrated isolators), and possibly
also sensors. Each laboratory will coordinate joint research in a specific area: CTU the analysis of two- and
three-dimensional photonic crystals and the overall development of the numerical methods, IPE nonreciprocal
and magnetophotonic crystals, and BUT surface and localized plasmons. Strong participation of undergraduate
and graduate students and direct application of results in education is envisaged.