Subcategory: STEM Research
Natalia Noginova - Norfolk State University
Co-Author(s): Soheila Mashhadi, Alexis Bullock, Marvin Clemmons, Nelly Jerop, Festus Bett, Mikhail A. Noginov, Norfolk State University
Interaction of light and matter in natural materials is mostly determined by the electric component of light. In our research we create and explore nanostructured systems, which respond to the magnetic component of the optical field. In the experiment, we used organic materials with Eu3+ ions, which have both electric dipole and magnetic dipole transitions in the emission spectra. Significant enhancement of the magnetic dipole emission has been demonstrated in vicinity of metallic and dielectric metasurfaces designed to have magnetic resonance at optical frequencies. Our work can provide pathways for enhancing and controlling interactions of matter with magnetic component of light and add a new degree of freedom in photonics and optoelectronics, leading to novel materials and devices exploiting magnetic dipole transitions.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF DMR EPM 1830886
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP