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Professor Joanne Etheridge
Phone: (03) 9905 5563
mcem@monash.edu

27 November - November 27, 2017
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About Professor Albert Polman

Professor Albert Polman is the 2017 Frew Fellow and in addition to providing the Frew Lecture at the in New Zealand, the Frew Fellow is also invited to visit universities and research institutions in Australia. As part of this visit Professor Polman has offered to undertake a number of Frew lectures.

Professor Polman is program leader of the “Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials” program at the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Polman's research group focuses on nanophotovoltaics, the study of light management at the nanoscale to realize solar cells with ultra-high efficiency that can be made at low costs.

Professor Polman is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the MRS, OSA, and recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016), the EPS Research into the Science of Light Prize (2017), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society (2014), the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2014), the ENI Renewable Energy Award (2012), and the MRS Materials Innovation and Characterization Award (2012). Professor Polman is co-founder of Delmic BV, that brings on the market an instrument for angle-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy developed in his group.

About the lecture

Time-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of optical metasurfaces

A fast electron beam passing through the surface of a polarizable material generates a single-cycle electric field oscillation near the surface that couples strongly to the free or bound electrons in the material. The ultrafast field oscillation presents a spectrally broadband excitation from deep UV to near IR, and the nanoscale electron probe size results in deep-subwavelength spatial excitation resolution. As such, electron beam excitation is one of the purest forms of optical excitation, directly addressing the quantum nature of optical matter. We study the generation of femtosecond plasmonic and photonic wave packets on metallic and dielectric metasurfaces by a 30 keV electron beam. We measure the angular radiation profile of optical metasurfaces and reconstruct the optical band structure, and determine the full polarization state of the emitted light. Finally, we introduce our newly built time-resolved cathodoluminescence microscope and present measurements of photon bunching statistics.

Lecture dates:

27 November 2017 - Monash University - Lecture Theatre S2, 16 Rainforest Walk - 11:00am - 12:00pm

1 December 2017 - University of New South Wales Sydney (Time and venue TBC)

About the Award

The Frew Fellowship was initiated in 1970 through a personal donation from Mr G S V Frew, Chair of Varian Techtron Pty Ltd. Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to participate in the Australian Spectroscopy Conferences and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Conferences are held biennially. Since 2015 the Australian Optical Society have generously matched the Academy's funding support to this Fellowship.


The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

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Contact Information

Professor Joanne Etheridge
Phone: (03) 9905 5563
mcem@monash.edu

11:00 AM November 27 - 12:00 PM November 27, 2017

2017 Frew Fellowship Lecture—Monash

About Professor Albert Polman

Professor Albert Polman is the 2017 Frew Fellow and in addition to providing the Frew Lecture at the 2017 Australia New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) in New Zealand, the Frew Fellow is also invited to visit universities and research institutions in Australia. As part of this visit Professor Polman has offered to undertake a number of Frew lectures.

Professor Polman is program leader of the “Light Management in New Photovoltaic Materials” program at the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Professor of Photonic Materials for Photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Polman's research group focuses on nanophotovoltaics, the study of light management at the nanoscale to realize solar cells with ultra-high efficiency that can be made at low costs.

Professor Polman is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Fellow of the MRS, OSA, and recipient of ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (2011, 2016), the EPS Research into the Science of Light Prize (2017), the Physica Prize of the Dutch Physical Society (2014), the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2014), the ENI Renewable Energy Award (2012), and the MRS Materials Innovation and Characterization Award (2012). Professor Polman is co-founder of Delmic BV, that brings on the market an instrument for angle-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy developed in his group.

About the lecture

Time-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of optical metasurfaces

A fast electron beam passing through the surface of a polarizable material generates a single-cycle electric field oscillation near the surface that couples strongly to the free or bound electrons in the material. The ultrafast field oscillation presents a spectrally broadband excitation from deep UV to near IR, and the nanoscale electron probe size results in deep-subwavelength spatial excitation resolution. As such, electron beam excitation is one of the purest forms of optical excitation, directly addressing the quantum nature of optical matter. We study the generation of femtosecond plasmonic and photonic wave packets on metallic and dielectric metasurfaces by a 30 keV electron beam. We measure the angular radiation profile of optical metasurfaces and reconstruct the optical band structure, and determine the full polarization state of the emitted light. Finally, we introduce our newly built time-resolved cathodoluminescence microscope and present measurements of photon bunching statistics.

Lecture dates:

27 November 2017 - Monash University - Lecture Theatre S2, 16 Rainforest Walk - 11:00am - 12:00pm

1 December 2017 - University of New South Wales Sydney (Time and venue TBC)

4 December 2017 - ANZCOP Conference -Time-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of optical metasurfaces

19 December 2017 - Australian National University - China in the World Lecture Theatre, Bld 188 - 11:00am -12:00pm

About the Award

The Frew Fellowship was initiated in 1970 through a personal donation from Mr G S V Frew, Chair of Varian Techtron Pty Ltd. Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to participate in the Australian Spectroscopy Conferences and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Conferences are held biennially. Since 2015 the Australian Optical Society have generously matched the Academy's funding support to this Fellowship.


The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice.

Lecture Theatre S2, 16 Rainforest Walk , Victoria

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