Professor Anatoly Zayats

Professor Anatoly Zayats
Department: Physics
Position: Permanent staff
Institution: King's College
Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 2477
Website: Website

Research Summary:

See Professor Zayat's latest Research Highlights here:

Optical 'watermills' control spinning light

Collective strength: enhancing sensors

Controlling light with light

Scientists spin photons to send light in one direction

Linewidth enhancement in spasers and plasmonic nanolasers

Nanoscale 'rainbows' could lead to improved solar cells and TV screens

We study all possible optical effects in nanostructured materials and, in particular, plasmonic nanostructures. We apply these effects to achieve novel photonic functionalities on the sub-wavelength scale. We employ these functionalities to improve photonic device performance, optical data processing, bio- and chemical sensing. Nonlinear and ultrafast plasmonics, tuneable and active metamaterials are currently main focus.


Nanoscale Electromagnetism, Negative Refractive Index, Finite Difference, Finite Elements, Gas Sensing, Metamaterials, Nanoparticles, Nanopores, Nanorods, Nanostructures, Photonics, Plasmonics, Scanning-Probe Microscopies, Effective medium theory