Detail Project and Funding

Nonlinear photonics with metal-less nanoantennas and metasurfaces (OMEN)

Progetto Laboratori Congiunti (OMEN)

Funded by: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)  
Calls: Bando Laboratori Congiunti
Start date: 2019-03-01  End date: 2022-02-28
Total Budget: EUR 135.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 135.000,00
Scientific manager: De Angelis Costantino   and for INO is: De Angelis Costantino

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
Univerisité Paris Diderot РParis 7 РFrance

other INO’s people involved:
Baratto Camilla
Ponzoni Andrea
Gandolfi Marco

Abstract: OMEN capitalises on a newly developed scheme for enhanced second order optical nonlinearities to design, fabricate and test new classical and quantum platforms based on all-dielectric nanoantennas and metasurfaces. OMEN will fulfil its ambitious goals by engineering near and far field patterns of nanoantennas and by demonstrating all-dielectric metasurfaces featuring control over the spatial, polarization and frequency properties of the nonlinearly-generated photons. We intend to prove that in these dielectric metasurfaces sum and difference frequency generation and spontaneous parametric down conversion can all be efficiently achieved. OMEN is designed to establish a framework for our researchers to access both fabrication and characterization facilities in an integrated fashion, fostering new research activities that will in the end spur applications for nanoscale photonic devices.