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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Photonic spin density of light: quantum magnetometry, acoustic waves and thermal radiation” Dr. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University 2/8/23

Posted by on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Colloquium, Events, News.

zubinDr. Zubin Jacob
Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Noon – Engineering Science Building 044/048
Lunch available to the first 60 attendees.

Abstract. The first part of the talk will be theoretical and introduce a quantum field theory to rigorously analyze the spin angular momentum of photons. The second part of the talk will discuss experiments where the photonic spin density of classical light fields is manifested: quantum magnetometry with spin qubits, surface acoustic waves in lithium niobate and thermal radiation in metasurfaces.

Bio. Zubin Jacob completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University (2010) and his M.S.E.E. from Princeton University (2007). Dr. Jacob was previously at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he was an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and has also been a visiting faculty member at the International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India. He serves on the editorial board of Scientific Reports (a journal by the nature publishing group) and Journal of Optics (UK Institute of Physics). He is the technical chair of the metamaterials sessions at Meta 2015 New York and serves on the scientific committee of multiple international conferences. Dr. Jacob was invited to present his group’s recent achievements at over 20 leading nanophotonics conferences worldwide during 2013 and 2014. Dr. Jacob’s research areas include nanophotonics, thermophotovoltaics, nanoscale radiative heat transfer, metamaterials, plasmonics, quantum optics, super-resolution imaging, and Casimir physics.

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