META 2018, the 9th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Round-trip Marseille Cruise

June 24, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Join us for the next edition META 2019
in Lisbon - Portugal!

For its 10th Anniversary, META 2018 will be a memorable event - the most spectacular conference we ever arranged! We will embark on the Dream-class cruise ship Costa Diadema, the largest vessel flying an Italian flag. We will be sailing together in the Western Mediterranean for 8 days and visiting 6 exciting cities. Don’t miss to join, with your families, this once-in-a lifetime experience!


META 2018 will be the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. The program will facilitate discussions on various current hot topics such as metasurfaces & metadevices, topological effects in optics, two-dimensional materials, light-matter interaction in nanocavities, plasmonic circuits, thermal engineering, quantum photonic systems, etc. Featuring several plenary, keynote and invited speakers, the program will provide insights into the latest trends and strategies actionable to deal with the practical challenges faced by the community.

Associated Journals & Special Issues

All conference participants are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration in one of the journal special issues associated with the conference: Nanophotonics (De Gruyter), Applied Physics A (Springer), Optical Materials Express (OSA) & Advanced Electromagnetics.

Year after year, META becomes a MUST ATTEND Event!

Conference Videos

Below you can find videos of the plenary presentations from META'17 conference held in Incheon (Korea), 25-28 July 2017.

Metaoptics in the visible

Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA


Towards Scalable Semiconductor Quantum Networks

Dirk Englund, MIT, USA


Active Quantum Nanoplasmonics: From Single Molecule Strong Coupling to Stopped-Light QED and Lasing

Ortwin Hess, Imperial College London, UK


Tip-enhanced Raman scattering microscopy: plasmonic molecular imaging beyond the limits

Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University, Japan


Parity-Time-Symmetric Optics, extraordinary momentum and spin in evanescent waves, and the quantum spin Hall effect of light

Franco Nori, RIKEN, Japan & University of Michigan, USA


Optical Antennas; Spontaneous Emission Faster Than Stimulated Emission

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, USA


Parity-time Symmetry Breaking Lasing and Anti-Lasing

Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley, USA


Metamaterials, anapoles and flying donuts

Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK & NTU, Singapore


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Special Issues in Journals


We are delighted to announce that the following journals will be publishing special issues to mark this year's conference:

  • Nanophotonics (De Gruyter)
  • Applied Physics A (Springer)
  • Optical Materials Express (OSA)
  • Advanced Electromagnetics

All conference presenters are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration in one of these special issues.

Posted: 2018-02-09 More...

Conference programme


Download the Full Preliminary Program (pdf):

Posted: 2014-03-30

Registration to META'14 is open


Registration to META'14 is now open, Earlybird registration will close on 28 February 2014, register before this date to benefit from reduced registration fees. Please note that all participants are required to register and pay the registration fee. A registered author is limited to present no more than two papers in either oral or poster sessions.

Register now!

Posted: 2014-02-14

NTU-TECHNION Workshop on Photonics and Nanophotonics


A Workshop on Photonics and Nanophotonics is organized at NTU on 18 - 19 May 2014, all META participants are welcome to attend (no additional fee required). More information can be found here.

Posted: 2014-02-13
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