At its heart spectroscopy probes the interactions of photons with materials. The resulting spectra reveal the material dependent electromagnetic response allowing for the retreaval of the materials optical constants. In our group we utilize a variety of spectroscopy tools and techniques that allow us to characterize materials over a range of the electromagnetic spectrum from microwave to UV.
Major Research Areas
Experimental determination of the optical constants of differerent materials allows for the development of computational models using accurate properties for the constituant materials.
Results from the characterization of a metamaterial designs spectral response are compared to the predicted performance from simulation. Deviations between the perdicted and actual performance are identified and the results incorperating into future computational models for optimization of the metamaterial designs.