Special Sessions


Title Session Organizer (s)      


Bottom-up approach towards metamaterials and plasmonics

Description: The session will cover all aspects of novel approaches to manufacturing of metamaterials and plasmonic materials such as bottom-up methods. It will include manufacturing, theory, characterization and application. The session aims to bring together material scientists, experts on electromagnetic theory and characterization as well as presenting applications of the materials.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Carmen N. Afonso, Instituto de Optica, CSIC, Spain
    "Artificially designed plasmonic nanostructures using laser techniques" 
  2. Alexandre Dmitriev, Chalmers, Sweden
    "Bottom-up magnetoplasmonics and ultracompact standalone nanoantennas in the visible" 
  3. Maria Farsari, IESL-FORTH, Greece
    "3D active photonic nanostructures" 
  4. Vassili Fedotov, University of Southampton, UK
    "Alternative route to low-loss plasmonics" 
  5. Rosalba Fittipaldi, University of Salerno, Italy 
  6. Marcin Gajc, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Poland 
  7. Jaime Gomez-Rivas, AMOLF, Netherlands
    "Metallic and semiconducting nanoantennas" 
  8. Laszlo Granasy, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, HAS, Hungary 
  9. Andrei V. Kabashin, Mediterranean Aix-Marseille University & CNRS, France
    "Laser-ablative synthesis of plasmonic nanomaterials for biosensing, imaging and therapy" 
  10. Maria Kafesaki, IESL-FORTH, Greece
  11. Detlef Klimm, Institute for Crystal Growth, Germany 
  12. Rosa Isabel Merino, CSIC-University of Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain
    "Directionally solidified alkali halide eutectics as polaritonic metamaterials" 
  13. Mikhail Noginov, Norfolk State University, USA 
  14. Won Park, University of Colorado, USA
    "Scalable Optical Metamaterials by Self-Assembly" 
  15. Virginie Ponsinet, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, France
    "Plasmonic nanoparticles ordered in self-assembled materials"
  16. Carsten Rockhstuhl, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
    "Bottom-up metamaterials and plasmonic elements with metallic nanoparticles as basic building blocks" 
  17. Toralf Scharf, EPFL, Switzerland
    "Self-organized plasmonic materials based on spatially arranged nanoparticles: concepts and realizations" 
  18. Walther Schwarzacher, University of Bristol, UK
    "Protein-guided assembly of (magnetic) nanostructures" 
  19. Augustine Urbas, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
    "Self assembled metamaterials for nonlinear and ultrafast properties enhancement" 
  20. Ulrich Wiesner, Cornell University, USA
    "Block Copolymer based Bottom-up approaches to Metamaterials"  
  21. Vassilis Yannopappas, University of Patras, Greece
    "Optical properties of metamaterials with clusters of metallic nanoparticles as meta-atoms"
Dorota Pawlak, ITME, Poland


Plasmonic sensing


Invited Speakers:

  1. Christoph Langhammer, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    "Nanoplasmonic Sensing for Nanomaterials Science"
Harald Giessen, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Na Liu, Rice University, USA


Plasmonics and biomedical applications

Description: This session includes presentations about the variety of plsmonics structures and antennas for biomedical applications ranging from in vitro nucleic diagnostics, protein detection, and cellular metabolic pathways biomonitoring to theranostics (i.e., simultaneous diagnostics and therapy) applications

Invited Speakers:

  1. Michael Canva, Instittut d'Optique, France
  2. Emmanuel Fort, University Paris Diderot and ESCPI, France
  3. Samuel Gresillon, University Paris Diderot and ESCPI, France
  4. Olivier Martin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  5. Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke University, Durham, USA
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke University, USA


Computational techniques for photonic crystals


Invited Speakers:

Robert C. Gauthier, Carleton University, Canada


Metamaterial and photonics applications


Invited Speakers:

Humberto C. C. Fernandes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


Negative group delay (NGD) devices

Description:The negative group delay (NGD) function was identified as an abnormal phenomenon developed in various areas and recently recognized as an intriguing function in electronic and optical domains. This session is aimed to share the overview and advances on the NGD concept and their applications. Physical fundamental points of views and contributions in various fields of applications are solicited.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Greg Bridges, University of Manitoba, Canada 
  2. Mohammad Mojahedi, University of Toronto, Canada
  3. Blaise Ravelo, ESIGELEC, France
  4. Y. W. Zhang, Tongji University, China

Blaise Ravelo, ESIGELEC, France
Mohammad Mojahedi, University of Toronto, Canada


Allan Boardman symposium on Nonlinear waves and Metamaterials

Description: This special Research Symposium is dedicated to the remarkable contribution to science that has been made and is being made by Professor Allan Boardman.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Ortwin Hess, Imperial College London, UK
    "Stopped Light in Metamaterials"
  2. Yuri Kivshar, The Australian National University, Australia
    "Spatial optical solitons"
  3. Mikhail Lapine, The Australian National University, Australia
    "Novel approaches to nonlinear metamaterials: a structural perspective"
  4. Natalia M. Litchinitser, The State University of New York, USA
    "Nonlinear metamaterial waveguides and cavities"
  5. Eric Plum, University of Southampton, UK
    "Giant linear and nonlinear optical activity in metamaterials"
  6. Ilya V. Shadrivov, The Australian National University, Australia
    "Tunable metamaterials"
  7. David R. Smith, Duke University, USA
    "Enhancing nonlinear processes with metamaterials"
  8. Philippe Tassin,  Ames Laboratory-US DOE & Iowa State University, USA
    "Dissipative loss in Metamaterials and plasmonics"
  9. Anatoly Zayats, King's College London, UK
    "Nonlinear plasmonics"
  10. Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK
Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK
Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, USA


Active and Quantum Metamaterials

Description: This special session aims to cover various aspects of active and quantum metamaterials, a novel intriguing type of hybrid artificially engineered media that utilizes non-linear and phase-change effects, as well as quantum-mechanical phenomena in conventional materials yielding dramatically expanded range of electromagnetic functionalities and improved application flexibility.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Koray Aydin, Northwestern University, USA 
    “From Tunable, Stretchable Metamaterials to Complex Plasmonic Super Absorbers”
  2. Ashod Aradian, CNRS & University of Bordeaux, France 
    “Plasmonic nanoparticles, gain media and loss compensation”
  3. Allan Boardman, Salford University, UK
    “Nonlinear control of light in magneto-optic metamaterial waveguides and transformation-driven electromagnetic and acoustic field superfocusing energy concentrators”
  4. Igal Brener, Sandia Laboratories, USA
    "Semiconductor approaches for tunable metamaterials in the infrared"
  5. Vladimir Drachev, Purdue University, USA
    “Hybrid plasmonic metamaterials”
  6. Eugenii Ilichev, Institut für Photonische Technologien, Germany
    "Superconducting multi-qubit systems: towards quantum metamaterials"
  7. Iam-Choon Khoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    “Active Metamaterials with liquid-crystals-plasmonics”
  8. Chris Phillips, Imperial College, UK
    “Sub-wavelength imaging from Perfect lenses made with Quantum Metamaterials”
  9. David Smith, Duke University, USA
    “Nonlinear Metamaterials Enhance Efficiency for Quantum Optical Applications”
  10. Alexandre Zagoskin, Loughborough University, UK
    “Quantum metamaterials: concept and possible implementations”
Arkadi Chipouline, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Vassili Fedotov, University of Southampton, UK


Mid-infrared and THz plasmonics: from basic physics to device applications

Description: The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the emerging field of mid-infrared and THz plasmonics. We aim at bringing together scientists experts in physics, devices and applications, and at addressing a broad diversity of topics. Contributions for the conference are solicited in the following areas:

  • Plasmonic passive devices (IR detectors, filters, thermo-photovoltaics)
  • Plasmonic active devices (lasers, emitters, transducers)
  • Applications to sensing and imaging
  • Designer’s surface-plasmons and plasmonic circuits
  • THz and mid-IR surface and interface waves
  • Long-wavelength metamaterials

Invited Speakers:

  1. D.N. Basov, University of California San Diego, USA
    "Infrared nano-spectroscopy and nano-imaging of Dirac plasmons in graphene"
  2. Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA
    "Phase control of light with plasmonic interfaces: Two- and three-dimensional laws of reflection and refraction" 
  3. Stephane Collin, Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures, France
    "Optics of free-standing nanostructure arrays: application to multispectral imaging"
  4. Jean-Jaques Greffet, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, France
    "Epsilon Near Zero Mode for active THz devices"
  5. Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC Nanogune, Spain
    "Nanofocusing of mid-infrared light with antennas and transmission lines"
  6. Sanjay Krishna, The University of New Mexico, USA
    "Infrared Detectors with Plasmonic Structures"
  7. Stefan Maier, Imperial College, UK
    "Nanoantennas for field enhancement in the mid-IR and THz regime: Applications in SEIRA and cw THz emission"
  8. Esteban Moreno, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    "Propagating and localized spoof surface plasmons in the sub-mm regime"
  9. Willie Padilla, Boston College, USA
    "On Surface Plasmons, Babinet Metamaterials, and Enhanced light Transmission"
  10. Marco Rahm, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
    "Terahertz surface plasmonics on metamaterials"
  11. Giacomo Scalari, ETHZ, Switzerland
    "Strong coupling of the cyclotron transition of a 2DEG in a THz metamaterial"
  12. Carlo Sirtori, University Paris 7, France
    "Plasmonic Nanostructures for Mid- and Far- Infrared Frequencies"
Raffaele Colombelli, Paris-Sud University, France
Yannick De Wilde, ESPCI, France


Acoustic metamaterials

Description: This special session "acoustic metamaterials" is focusing on recent advances in the study concerning sonic and elastic material properties which has witnessed a growing interest concerning basic research and potential engineering applications. We will use this session to discuss and sharing ideas in the context of unusual acoustic material behavior and full control of the wave motion:

  • Negative mass density and bulk modulus 
  • Cloaking
  • Subwavelength imaging
  • Extraordinary sound transmission and shielding
  • Negative refraction
  • Phononic crystals

Invited Speakers:

  1. John H. Page, University of Manitoba, Canada 
  2. Nicholas Fang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 
  3. Steven Cummer, Duke University, USA 
  4. Hector Estrada, ICMM-CSIC Valencia, Spain 
  5. Zhengyou Liu, Wuhan University, China 
  6. José Sánchez-Dehesa, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain 
  7. Graeme Milton, University of Utah, USA 
  8. Che Tin Chan, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Jensen Li, City Universtiy of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Johan Christensen, CSIC, Spain


Microscopy and Detectors based on THz and IR Plasmonics and Metamaterials


Invited Speakers:

  1. Tahsin Akalin, Lille Univ, France
  2. Ken Crozier, Harvard Univ, USA
  3. Antonio Dominguez, Fernandez, Imperial College, UK
  4. Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC Nanogune, Spain
  5. Sergey Kuznetsov, Novosibirsk State Univ, Russia 
  6. Oleg Mitrofanov, UCL, UK
Tahsin Akalin, Lille 1 University, France


Plasmonic antennas and lenses


Invited Speakers:

  1. Tahsin Akalin, Lille Univ, France
  2. Hatice Altug, Boston University, USA 
  3. Miguel Beruete, UPNA, Spain
  4. Ken Crozier, Harvard Univ, USA
  5. Zeno Gaburro, Harvard University, USA
  6. Masanori Hangyo, Osaka University, Japan
  7. Mona Jarrahi, Michigan University, USA 
  8. Alexander. V. Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
  9. Yury Kivshar, The Australian National University, Australia
  10. Femius Koenderink, AMOLF, Netherlands
  11. Zhaowei Liu, University of California, San Diego, USA 
  12. Stefan Maier, Imperial College, UK
  13. Daniel Mittleman, Rice University, USA 
  14. Willie Padilla, Boston College, USA 
  15. Marco Rahm, Kaiserslautern University, Germany
  16. Brice Rolly, Institut Fresnel, France
  17. Kürsat Sendur, Sabanci Univ, Turkey
  18. Tatiana Teperik, Paris-Sud University, France
  19. Benjamin Williams, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  20. Nanfang Yu, Harvard University, USA
Tahsin Akalin, Lille 1 University, France


Photothermal effects in plasmonics and metamaterials

Description: An “inconvenient” truth about passive plasmonic devices and metamaterials is that they are all lossy. On the other hand, there exists the positive message: metals exhibit the most efficient photothermal effects among all natural substances. Photothermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures have already resulted in many important applications, including photothermal cancer therapy, nano-welding, optical storage, imaging, sensing. Indeed, intelligent plasmonic and metamaterial designs can offer new dimensions in manipulating the photothermal effect. The objective of this special session is to gather scientists working on light absorptions or photothermal effects in the field of plasmonics and metamaterials, to discuss new designs, simulation methods, devices, systems, and applications.

Invited Speakers:

  1. James Chon, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 
  2. Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
  3. Jean Jacques Greffet, Institut d’Optique, France 
  4. Alex Govorov, Ohio University,USA
  5. Naomi Halas, Rice University, USA 
  6. Yalin Lu, U.S. Air Force Academy, USA 
  7. Willie Padilla, Boston College, USA 
  8. Romain Quidant, ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
  9. Carsten Reinhardt, Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V., Germany
Min Qiu, KTH, Sweden
Min Yan, KTH, Sweden


Energy Transportation in Metamaterials

Description: The purpose of this session is to report and to discuss on recent results in Energy Transportation in Metamaterials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: energy transport process in metamaterial, energy flux velocity in metamaterials, time process of mode set-up in metamaterials, tunneling properties in composite structures, slow wave in metamaterials.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Y. Feng, Nanjing University, China
  2. J. Radovanovi, University of Belgrade Serbia, Serbia
  3. Rui-xin Wu, Nanjing University, China 
  4. L. W. Zhang, Henan Polytechnic University , China
Yewen Zhang, Tongji University, China
Xiaodong Chen, Queen Mary Univ. London, UK


Large-area Nanofabrication of Photonic Nanostructures


Invited Speakers:

  1. Luke P. Lee, UC Berkeley, USA 
    "Plasmonic Optofluidics and Biophotonic Gene Circuits for Translational Medicine"
Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University, USA


Plasmon amplification and lasing

Description: The session will review the latest advances in surface plasmon amplification and lasing, both from theoretical and experimental points of view

Invited Speakers:

  1. Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
    "Noise in surface plasmon amplifiers" 
  2. Sonia García Blanco, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  3. Malte C. Gather, TU Dresden, Germany
    "LRSPP amplification with fluorescent polymers"
  4. Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
    "Experiment-fit time-domain modeling of high-optical-gain dyes for active plasmonic nanostructures"
  5. Rupert Oulton, Imperial College, UK
    "Laser Science in a Nano-scale Gap" 
  6. Rémi Vincent,  CNRS-Universite de Bourgogne, France
    "Dipolar and quadrupolar plasmon LASER modes for core-shell composites"
Kristjan Leosson, University of Iceland, Iceland



Metamaterials for aeronautics and transports

Description: The purpose of this session is to report the advance in applications using metamaterials in the field of aeronautics and transports.

Invited Speakers:

  1. M. Beruete, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves Laboratory, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
    “Using extraordinary transmission material in compact diode-like unidirectional device”
  2. C. Craeye, ICTEAM, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    “Fast Transient Analysis of cylindrical cloaks with cyclic symmetry”
  3. A. de Lustrac, IEF, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, UMR 8622, France
    “Novel antenna concepts via coordinate transformation”
  4. M. Grelier, C. Djoma, M. Jousset, S. Mallégol, A.-C. Lepage, X. Begaud, Telecom Paristech, France
    “Axial ratio improvement of an Archimedean spiral antenna over a radial AMC reflector”
  5. I. Huynen, ICTEAM, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    “Multi-hierarchical metamaterials combining conductive inclusions and polymer matrices for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding”
  6.  F. Martin, CIMITEC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
    “How can metamaterials help in aeronautics and transport?”
  7. Gérard Pascal Piau, Sajad Haq
    EADS Innovation Works, France & BAE Systems, UK 
    "MIMICRA: Metamaterial Inspired Microwave Conformal Radar Antennas"
  8.  S. Wiggin, Antennas and Electromagnetic Theory Group, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
    “A Flat Profile Cooke Triplet made from Dielectrics”
Andre de Lustrac, IEF, France
Shah N. Burokur
, Paris Ouest University, France


Metamaterials for diffractive components

Description: This session will bring together optical and electrical engineers and scientists who use subwavelength structures acting as artificial dielectrics or metals to control the phase, the polarization or the temporal shape of free space, surface or bounded waves.

Invited Speakers: 

  1. Stefan Enoch, Institut Fresnel, France
    "Conformal plasmonics"
  2. Yeshaiahu Fainman, University of California San Diego, USA
    "Nanophotonics with subwavelength composites"
  3. Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada
    "Metamaterials and the New Limits of Subwavelength Focusing"
  4. Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue University, USA
    "Probing the generalized laws of reflection and refraction with plasmonic metasurfaces "
  5. David Smith, Duke University, USA
    "Metamaterials for diffractive optics"
  6. Uwe Zeitner, Fraunhofer-IO, Germany
    "High performance dielectric gratings for space applications"
Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique, France


Advances in Metamaterials and Plasmonics


Invited Speakers: 

  1. Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    "Enhanced Nonlinear Effects in Metamaterials and Plasmonics"
  2. Sergey Bozhevolnyi , University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    "Plasmonic functionalities based on detuned electrical dipoles"
  3. Jorge Bravo-Abad, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
    "Gain-assisted extraordinary optical transmission through periodic arrays of subwavelength apertures"
  4. Kurt Busch, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
  5. Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
    "Metamaterial Absorbers and Antireflection Coatings: Experiments and Theory"
  6. Tie Jun Cui, Southeast University, China
  7. Gérald Dujardin, Paris-Sud University, France
    "Molecular Nanoscience Group"
  8. Mady Elbahri, University of Kiel, Germany
    "Plasmonic Nanocomposites: From Transparent Conductor to Black Absorber"
  9. Nicloas Fang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  10. Yijun Feng, Nanjing University, China
    "Broadband invisibility cloak with multilayer of normal dielectrics"
  11. Wolfgang Fritzsche, Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Germany
  12. Qihuang Gong, Peking University, China
  13. Mikhail Lapine, Australian National University, Australia
    "Specific surface mesoscopy in metamaterials, and how to avoid it"
  14. Andrei Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    "Plasmonic solutions for coupling and modulation"
  15. Jensen Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  16. Haitao Liu, Nankai University, China
    "Effect of surface waves on light transmission through subwavelength apertures and on field enhancement in nanocavities"
  17. Zhaowei Liu, University of California San Diego, USA
    "Multilayer metamaterials and their applications"
  18. Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China
    "Opportunities in plasmonic metamaterials: From super imaging to perfect absorber"
Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China
Jiaming Hao, LGEP-SUPELEC, France


Optical Emission from Metamaterials and Plasmonic Systems

Description: One key factor in the implementation of active systems and a pursuit unto itself, is emission from metamaterials structures and plasmonic media. In the optical domain especially, the close coupling of emissive species to plasmonic structures has shown evidence of control and influence of this fundamental process. This can range from the coupling of individual emitters to optical antennae or plasmonic elements in a metamaterial array to intriguing thermal emission from metamaterial surfaces and plasmonic structures

Invited Speakers: 

  1.  Naomi Halas, Rice University, USA
    “Optical emission from plasmonic structures”
  2. Evgenni Narimanov, Princeton University, USA
    “Thermal emission from hyperbolic materials”
  3. Mikhail Noginov, Norfolk State University, USA
    “Control of spontaneous emission with hyperbolic metamaterials and plasmonic structures”
  4. Stephan Parola, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    "Fluorescent hybrid gold nanoparticles and nanocapsules"
  5. Brice Rolly, Institut Fresnel, France
    “How can we predict the directivity of a particle antenna?”
  6. Gennady Shvets, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    "Metamaterial-based integrated plasmonic absorber/emitter for solar thermo-photovoltaic systems"
  7. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkely, USA
    ”The Two Conflicting Narratives of Metal-Optics”
Augustine Urbas, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA


The Consolider EMET project

Description: This session is aimed to highlight the research activities of the EMET (Engineering Metamaterials) project. This project has been founded by the Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation (MICIIN) and is participated by a consortium of 8 Centres or Universities of Spain. The project covers almost all aspects of interest in Metamaterials research, and covers the full electromagnetic spectrum, from microwaves to optics, including also acoustic waves.

Invited Speakers:

  1. J. M. Algarín, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  2. C. Camacho-Peñalosa, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
    "Multiband Slot-Based Dual Composite Right/Left Handed Transmission Line" 
  3. R. Gonzalo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
    "ChessBoard Structure Evolution for RCS Reduction"
  4. J.C. González, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    "Super-resolution properties of the Spherical Geodesic Waveguides using the perfect drain"
  5. F. Martín, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
    "Selective mode suppression in coplanar waveguides using metamaterial resonators"
  6. A. Martínez, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
    "Strong Magnetic Enhancement in the Visible Range by Al Nano-hoops"
  7. M. Navarro-Cia, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
    "Engineering the diffraction orders of the fishnet metamaterial for subterahertz dual-band backward wave propagation"
  8. A. Rodríguez, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
    "Practical Application of Space Mapping Techniques to the Synthesis of CSRR-based Artificial Transmission Lines" 
  9. F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
    "Three-dimensional stereo filter metamaterial"
  10. J. Sánchez-Dehesa, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
    "Acoustic analog of graphene: Dirac cones of acoustic surface waves"
  11. J. A. Sánchez-Gil, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
    "Optical properties of metallo-dielectric nanospheres and their application to three-dimensional, isotropic, optical metamaterials"


Ferran Martin, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Plasmonics and nanophotonics for sensing, imaging, and spectroscopy

Description: This session will bring together researchers who develop engineered optical nanostructures that can serve as new tools for bio/chemical sensing, nanoscale imaging, and spectroscopy. We invite abstracts covering all aspects of nanofabrication, characterization, or applications of engineered optical nanostructures.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
  2. Alexandre Brolo, University of Victoria, Canada
  3. Henri Lezec, NIST, USA 
  4. Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada 
  5. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
  6. Daisik Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  7. Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
    "Plasmonic hot spot and pattern generation for sensor applications" 
  8. David Norris, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    "Improved Plasmonic Films via Template Stripping"
  9. Sang-Hyun Oh, University of Minnesota, USA
  10. James Schuck, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  11. Li-Lin Tay, National Research Council, Canada
  12. Gilbert Walker, University of Toronto, Canada


Sang-Hyun Oh, University of Minnesota, USA
Alexandre Brolo, University of Victoria, Canada


Quantum metamaterials

Description: The recent years have witnessed a raising interest in nanostructures presenting a collective behavior resulting from the coupling between an effective band structure and the quantum degrees of freedom of matter. This happens in quantum plasmonics, in active metamaterials, ion the quantum optics of photonic crystals, but also in the field of cold atoms, in microcavities with the evidence of a Bose-Einstein condensation of polaritons, or in arrays of coupled Josephson junctions. The point of this session is to ease the interactions between these different branches and initiate a convergence of these burgeoning fields.

Invited Speakers:

  1. Andrea Alù, University of Texas, Austin, USA
  2. Joël Bellessa, LPMCN, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
  3. Pavel Belov, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  4. Cristiano Ciuti, LMPQ, Paris 7, France
  5. Wayne Diskson, King's College, London, UK
  6. Haitao Jiang, Tongji University, Shanghai, Chine
  7. Riccardo Messina, Observatoire de Paris, France
  8. Gangyi Xu, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, Paris-Sud, France
  9. Alexander Zagoskin, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK


Didier Felbacq, Institut Universitaire de France, France


Characterization and modeling of metamaterials


Invited Speakers: 


Steven Weiss, Army Research Lab, USA
Amir Zaghloul, Army Research Lab, USA
Mahbub Hoque, US Army/CERDEC, USA


Plasmonic Nanodevices

Description: This session will cover researches on theoretical and experimental study of nanodevices that take advantage of surface plasmon resonances

Invited Speakers:

  1. André de Lustrac, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, France 
  2. Jianwen Dong, Sun Yat-sen University, China 
  3. Didier Felbacq, University of Montpellier 2, France 
  4. Changzhi Gu, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  5. Andrei Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark , Denmark
  6. Joshua Le-Wei Li, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, China 
  7. Tao Li, Nanjing University, China 
  8. Hess Ortwin, Imperial College, UK 
  9. Timur Shegai, Bionanophotonics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  10. Ding Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan 
  11. H. Paul Urbach, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  12. Haifeng Wang, Data Storage Institute, A*STAR, Singapore 
  13. Jianfang Wang, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China 
  14. Xianying Wang, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China 
  15. Hongxing Xu, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
  16. Xianfan Xu, Purdue University, USA


Haifeng Wang, DSI, A*STAR, Singapore
Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore, Singapore  


Participants interested in organizing Special Sessions as part of META'12 are requested to submit a proposal according to the following guidelines.







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