Igal Brener

Nanophotonics Thrust Leader, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust: Nanophotonics

Phone: 505-844-8097
Fax: 505-284-7690

MS 1082, POB 5800
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185


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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..


Selected Publications

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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.