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What we expect from high refractive index materials

Professor Boris Luk`yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 138634 Singapore

During light scattering in structures with high refractive index one can produce strong optically-induced electric and magnetic resonances. This permits to control many characteristics of scattered light, including scattering diagram, intensity distribution and light polarization. One can realize some nontrivial interference effects such as Kerker and Fano resonances, formation of optical vortices and formation of anapole mode. In the given presentation the basic physics of these effects can be illustrated with the help of exact solutions in the Mie theory.


Education: Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. PhD (Physics and Mathematics) from P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Academy of Sciences of USSR, 1979; Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics) - Second Doctorate from General Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of USSR, 1991; and State Professor’s Degree (Physics and Mathematics) from State Highest Certifying Committee of Russian Federation, 1992.

Work: Senior Researcher at P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Acad. of Sci. of USSR, Moscow 1980 - 1983: Head of the Laboratory at General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1983-1999. Since 1999 Professor, Scientific Advisor, Principal Scientist at Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore. Adjunct Professor of Nanyang Technological University. Invited Professor in Austria, Italy, France, Sweden, Japan and Australia.

Published 5 monographs and about 300 original papers

Awards:Honorary Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 1991, IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2004, Singapore, 2004, DSI Award 2004/05 for Most Outstanding R&D Staff, Singapore 2005, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 2011, President’s Science Award, Singapore 2013