Nanophotonics Thrust Leader, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust: Nanophotonics
MS 1082, POB 5800
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Education and Training
Undergraduate: Technion Physics, B.A., 1983
Undergraduate: Technion Electrical engineering, B.Sc., 1983
Graduate: Technion Physics, D.Sc., 1991
Igal’s research at CINT deals with fundamental and applied aspects of metamaterials, plasmonics and other nanophotonics phenomena. Recent examples include novel metamaterial designs in the infrared (active and passive), the integration of nanoparticles and nanofabricated photonic structures, uses of plasmonics and metamaterials in sensing, and nanowire lasers. Some recent developments in the area of metamaterials include the integration of semiconductor heterostructures with mid-infrared metallic metamaterials for active tuning and the development of low loss all-dielectric metamaterials in the mid infrared. For his research, he uses extensively the nanofabrication facilities and a variety of spectroscopic techniques (linear, non-linear and time-resolved) all available at CINT. He also contributes to the development of new optical instrumentation such as broadband THz and time-resolved PL systems from the visible to the near IR..
- “Optical Manipulation with Plasmonic Beam Shaping Antenna Structures”, Young Chul Jun, Igal Brener, Advances in OptoElectronics 2012.
- “Single-mode lasing of GaN nanowire-pairs”, Huiwen Xu, Jeremy B Wright, Ting-Shan Luk, Jeffery J Figiel, Karen Cross, Luke F Lester, Ganesh Balakrishnan, George T Wang, Igal Brener, Qiming Li, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 113106 (2012).
- “Single-mode GaN nanowire lasers”, Qiming Li, Jeremy B. Wright, Weng W. Chow, Ting Shan Luk, Igal Brener, Luke F. Lester, and George T. Wang, Optics Express 20, 17873 (2012)
- “Realizing Optical Magnetism From Dielectric Metamaterials”, James C Ginn, Igal Brener, David W Peters, Joel R Wendt, Jeffrey O Stevens, Paul F Hines, Lorena I Basilio, Larry K Warne, Jon F Ihlefeld, Paul G Clem, Michael B Sinclair, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 097402 (2012).
- “Active tuning of mid-infrared metamaterials by electrical control of carrier densities”, Young Chul Jun, Edward Gonzales, John L. Reno, Eric A. Shaner, Alon Gabbay, and Igal Brener, Optics Express 20, 1903 (2012).
- “Nonresonant Broadband Funneling of Light via Ultrasubwavelength Channels”, G. Subramania, S. Foteinopoulou, and I. Brener, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 163902 (2011)
- “Interaction between metamaterial resonators and intersubband transitions in semiconductor quantum wells”, Alon Gabbay, John Reno, Joel R. Wendt, Aaron Gin, Michael C. Wanke, Michael B. Sinclair, Eric Shaner, and Igal Brener, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 203103 (2011)
- “Strong Coupling between Nanoscale Metamaterials and Phonons”, D.J. Shelton, I. Brener, J. C. Ginn, M. B. Sinclair, D. W. Peters, K. R. Coffey, and G. D. Boreman, Nano Lett. 11, 2104 (2011).
- “Micrometer-Scale Cubic Unit Cell 3D Metamaterial Layers”, D. Bruce Burckel, Joel R. Wendt, Gregory A. Ten Eyck, James C. Ginn, A. Robert Ellis, Igal Brener and Michael B. Sinclair, Advanced Materials 22, 5053 (2010).
- “Nanocomposite plasmonic fluorescence emitters with core/shell configurations”, Xiaoyu Miao, Igal Brener, and Ting Shan Luk, JOSA B 27, 1561 (2010).
- “A spatial light modulator for terahertz beams”, Wai Lam Chan, Hou-Tong Chen. Antoinette J. Taylor, Igal Brener, Michael J. Cich, and Daniel M. Mittleman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 213511 (2009).
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Selected User Projects
- Development of non-metallic Fano-resonant infrared metamaterials with exceptionally high quality factors, G. Shvets, University of Texas, Austin.
- Development of Surface Plasmon Nanocavities for Biosensing, S-Y. Cho, New Mexico Tech. University
- Controllable spatial terahertz modulators, D. Mittleman, Rice University
- New Terahertz metamaterials and their application as chem-bio sensors, X. Peralta, U. of Texas, San Antonio.
- Top-down and Bottom-up Synthesis of Infrared Dielectric Metamaterials, P. Clem, Sandia National Labs.