Characterization of plasmonic structures and metamaterials

Purdue University uses a SuperK EXTREME supercontinuum laser for characterization of graphene and other metamaterials.


At professor Alexandra Boltasseva’s group at BIRCK nanotechnology center at Purdue University, they are working on a number of areas within plasmonics and metamaterials in which they use the SuperK EXTREME supercontinuum laser for characterization.

  • Alternative Plasmonic Materials
  • Dynamic Plasmonics with Graphene
  • Integrated Plasmonic Devices with Alternative Materials
  • Nonlinear Optical Properties of Alternative Plasmonic Materials
  • Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs) for Metasurface and Epsilon-Near-Zero (ENZ) Applications
  • Hybrid Electro-Plasmonic Tweezers
  • Glancing Angle Deposition

“The SuperK is a great source for characterization of plasmonic structures and optical metamaterials. It is very broad-band and suitable for characterization both in the visible and near-infrared ranges, high power (which is very important for the characterization of lossy plasmonic structures), very stable, flexible, and easy to use.”

Prof. Alexandra Boltasseva
Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University