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Unique session on Optically Engineered Surfaces - Call for Participation!!

General SMS conference, Lisbon, Portugal

PHENOmenon project co-organizes, together with SETCOR, the Focus Session "Optically Engineered Surfaces". The program will include the presentation of the first results of the project, together with high level keynote and invited speakers in the fields of metaoptics, micro-nanophotonics and nanofabrication, and is now open for additional contributors.


Within the 5th SMS Congress (Smart Materials and Surfaces), in the lovely city of Lisbon, PHENOmenon will celebrate a special session on the topic of Engineered Optical Surfaces.

In the recent years there has been an explosion of exciting optical structures, based on 2D and 3D architectures at the micro and nanoscale with unique properties, which allow breaking the limits of conventional optics. The prospect of extraordinary imaging resolution, sensitivity of optical sensors, wavefront shaping and advanced light manipulation, together with the use of ultra-slim and ultra-light metaoptics, open the possibility for designing novel devices and applications in fields like displays, security, space, personalized medicine or datacom. The use of optical metasurfaces and optically engineered surfaces is still being harnessed at the theoretical and practical level, with new effects being identified in resonant dielectric metastructures, 2D materials, hybrid metal/nonmetal nanostructures, etc… Anyway, precise and cost-effective fabrication of such smart optical structures, and its up-scaling for industrial application, is still a big challenge.

While the capabilities of optical metasurfaces to break the boundaries of the current refractive optic design, its translation into practical application demand the development of adequate computation, simulation and design frameworks, models and tools, and new product design approaches.The session covers all the aspects from fundamentals to applications, in the leading edge of engineered optical surfaces, stressing 3D surfaces, nanostructured surfaces and metaoptics. The talks will range from the fundamentals of optical nanostructures, to modeling techniques, manufacturing technology, materials, product design and industrial applications.

The session is open for registration, and we accept abstracts for oral contributions, from any researcher in the following fields:

  • Optical design
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Metalenses
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Sub-Wavelength Structures