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ELOS 2021

Xiangping Li

Xiangping Li, Speaker at Xiangping Li: Speaker for Optics Conference
Jinan University, China
Title : Nanoplasmonics enabled multi-dimensional optical multiplexing


The electromagnetic radiation in the vicinity of metallic nanoparticles or nanostructures can be concentrated and confined to a region with sizes far smaller than the wavelength. Consequently, the augmented electric fields can lead to a variety of amplified photophysical or photochemical processes, underpinning tremendous appealing optical applications. Moreover, the dispersion of nanoplasmonics can be tailored to manipulate nanoscale light matter interaction to introduce advanced functionalities. In particular, femtosecond laser beam can induce enormous photothermal effects and even permanent shape transitions. In this talk, we present the recent progresses towards ultra-high capacity multi-dimensional optical memories. This is achieved through multiplexing information in the physical domain of the writing beams through tailoring the interaction between a tightly focused pulsed laser beam and nanoplasmonic materials. Amplitude, polarization, wavelength, wavevector and orbital angular momentum represent the basic dimensions over which we describe and manipulate light’s wavefronts, can be utilized to multiplex information in the volume of focal spots. By circumventing the diffraction limit, multi-dimensional optical storage paves the new way to next generation big data technologies.


Dr. Xiangping Li completed his PhD at Swinburne University of Technology in 2009. His research is focused on nanophotonic techniques for high capacity optical information technologies including optical multiplexing, plasmonics and superresolution microscopy. Dr. Li has published over 60 internationally referred journal publications including Science, Nature Photonics, and Nature Communications. He is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Australian Postdoctoral Fellow funded by Australian Research Council in 2011, Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor Award for early career researcher in 2012, Victoria Fellowship in 2013, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award by Australian Research Council in 2014 and Distinguished Young Scholars from National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2015. He joined the Institute of Photonics Technology at Jinan University as a full professor and research leader in nanophotonic devices group in 2015.