Project title: Investigating the spatio temperal dynamics of amplification and gain in nano-plasmonic metamaterials at different lengthscales
Supervisors: Prof Ortwin Hess, Dr Andrew Horsfield and Dr Rupert Oulton
Metamaterials promise a future for a range of novel applications  such as invisibility cloaks , perfect lenses  or light emitting materials . Unfortunately in the optical regime, the dissipative losses in the materials often inhibit practical applications . The idea of incorporating gain material offers a route to loss-compensated optical metamaterials . However, due to the dynamic temporal evolution of gain systems and the multi-scale nature of the problem, the accurate theoretical description of the system is challenging. This project aims to explore and implement new analytical and numerical techniques to further increase the understanding of the dynamics in metamaterials.
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