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Plasmonics & Nanophotonics
Gordon Research Conference

From Plasmonic Fundamentals to Nanooptical Applications

Dates

July 10-15, 2016

Location

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Harald W. Giessen

Vice Chair:
Peter Nordlander

Meeting Description

The field of plasmonics encompasses the science and engineering of optical interaction with nanostructures. Prospects of subwavelength confinement and enhancement of optical fields near properly designed nanoscale objects has been a motivation to extensively investigate a variety of plasmonic optical phenomena in recent years. As a result of these investigations, the dynamic and vibrant field of plasmonics has reached across various disciplines, suggesting exciting applications in chemistry, material science, biology, medicine, and engineering. Moreover, plasmonic optics has enriched and enhanced the field of metamaterials, particular metasurfaces, in which based on the collective electromagnetic behavior of many subwavelength inclusions and building elements as "meta-atoms", novel engineered composite materials with unconventional bulk and surface properties—such as near-zero material parameters, and extreme-value material parameters—have been suggested and implemented. Metasurfaces allow for unprecedented control over light wavefronts within a thickness of only a few tens of nanometers. Now is the time that the fundamental research in the field is finding its way towards first applications and into industry.

Inspired by the huge success of the previous five Gordon Research Conferences on Plasmonics in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014, the 2016 GRC on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics will bring some of the most active world renowned senior and junior scientists in the field to deliver exciting, cutting-edge, and thought-provoking invited lectures and to actively engage in extensive scientific discussions and interaction with researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellow participants. After each lecture, there will be ample time for lively discussion and question-and-answer sessions among invited speakers, discussion leaders, and all participants. There will be unstructured time in the afternoons where the free flow of ideas and discussion among all participants are highly encouraged, and there will also be stimulating poster sessions by participants, which is one of the highlights of Gordon Research Conferences. In addition to participating in the GRC week, students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior scientists are also encouraged to attend the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on the Saturday (July 9) and Sunday (July 10) prior to the start of the GRC. Please note that a separate application is needed for the associated GRS.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Plasmonics & Nanophotonics" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmHybrid and Active Plasmonics, Nanooptics, and Metasurfaces
Discussion Leader: Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmMark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
"Semiconductor Metafilm Devices"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmNikolay Zheludev (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
"Back to the Future: Phase Change Nanophotonics"
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:25 pmAndrea Alu (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Nonlinearity and Nonreciprocity with Plasmonic Nanostructures and Metasurfaces"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNonlinear and Ultrafast Optics and Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Jacob Khurgin (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMartin Aeschlimann (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany)
"Ultrafast Plasmon and Relaxation Dynamics"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amChristoph Lienau (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
"Controlling Electron Motion in Plasmonic Nanostructures on Ultrashort Length and Time Scales"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amMarkus Raschke (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Ultrafast Nano-Imaging and Control of Spatio-Temporal Plasmon Dynamics"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmArseniy Kuznetsov (Data Storage Institute, A*STAR, Singapore)
"Dielectric Nanoantennas and Metasurfaces as an Alternative to Metal Plasmonics"
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmJian Cui (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Investigation of the Stimulated Emission of Surface Plasmon Polaritons by Colloidal Quantum Dots in Plasmonic Waveguides and Resonators"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Maiken Mikkelsen (Duke University, USA) and Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPlasmon-Induced Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Laura Na Liu (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmJames Hutchison (University of Strasbourg / CNRS, France)
"Modifying Reaction Landscapes Through Strong Light-Matter Coupling"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmNaomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
"Can We Use Plasmonics to Control Catalysis?"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmTim Lian (Emory University, USA)
"Efficient Hot Electron Transfer by Plasmon-Induced Interfacial Charge Transfer Transition"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLow-Energy Photonics and Plasmonics
This session gives a chance for young speakers to report on exciting new and unpublished developments.
Discussion Leader: Lukas Novotny (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
9:00 am - 9:30 amHiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Photochemical Reaction Field Created by Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures and Its Application to Energy Conversion Systems"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amChristy Landes (Rice University, USA)
"Active Control of Nanoparticle Optical Properties by Electrochemistry"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amAnnemarie Pucci (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
"Plasmon-Like Excitations in Really One-Dimensional Systems"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmRainer Hillenbrand (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain)
"Real-Space Mapping of Low-Energy Polaritons"
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmAshwin Gopinath (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"DNA Origami Enabled Hybrid Nanophotonics"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm2D and Van-der-Waals Solids
Discussion Leader: Albert Polman (FOM Institute AMOLF, The Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmJavier Garcia De Abajo (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
"Photonless 2D Plasmonics"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmFrank Koppens (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
"Graphene Plasmonics in Extreme Limits"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmAlejandro Manjavacas (University of New Mexico, USA)
"Novel Plasmonic Structures"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHybrid Photonics and Light-Matter Interaction
Discussion Leader: Romain Quidant (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMaiken Mikkelsen (Duke University, USA)
"Extreme Radiative Decay Engineering Using Nanopatch Antennas"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amArno Rauschenbeutel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
"Chiral Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amPaivi Torma (Aalto University, Finland)
"Light-Matter Interaction in Plasmonic Nanoarrays"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmUriel Levy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
"Nanoscale Devices with Photonic and Atomic Resonance"
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmRohit Chikkaraddy (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"Single-Molecule Strong Coupling in Plasmonic Nanocavities"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNovel Concepts, Devices, and Applications
Discussion Leader: Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmHans Lochbihler (Louisenthal, Germany)
"Plasmonic Color Filters Embedded in Plastic Foils for Security Feature Applications"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmReza Khorasaninejad (Harvard University, USA)
"Planar Lenses in the Visible Spectrum"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmJoel Yang (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
"Nanostructured Color Elements and Antennas"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLate-Breaking Topics: Latest Developments in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
This session will review the state of the field and look into the future: What do we need, what has been promised and where will the field probably move into?
Discussion Leaders: Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Benjamin Gallinet (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), Switzerland)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
"Plasmonic Methods to Understand and Improve Renewable Energy Generation and Storage"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amMikhail Belkin (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Flat Nonlinear Optics: Efficient Frequency Conversion in Ultrathin Nonlinear Metasurfaces"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amJuerg Leuthold (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Single Atom Plasmonics at Room Temperature"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:50 amGero Decher (Université de Strasbourg, France)
"'Self-Assembly' and Beyond"
11:50 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:20 pmJustus Ndukaife (Purdue University, USA)
"Shaping the Future of Plasmon Nano-Optical Tweezing"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmOutlook onto Plasmonics and Nanophotonics: Where Do We Go from Here?
Discussion Leader: Peter Nordlander (Rice University, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
5:40 pm - 6:30 pmVladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
"New Platforms and Metasurface Designs for Nano- and Quantum Photonics"
6:30 pm - 6:55 pmDiscussion
6:55 pm - 7:15 pmGeneral Discussion: Plasmonic and Nanophotonics: What's Ahead?
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmClosing Remarks
8:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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