• Technical Conference:  16 – 19 September 2019
  • Science & Industry Showcase:  17 – 18 September 2019

2018 Theme: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Over the past twenty years, studies of the interactions and manipulation of light with nanostructures have demonstrated new and unique applications of nanophotonics and plasmonics with a promise for new devices that can filter, trap, confine and enhance light at the nanometer scale. During these sessions attendees will hear how nanoplasmonics is driving a “second nanophotonic revolution”, uncovering new effects and translating nanophotonics to innovative practical functions through new materials, near-field optics on the extreme nano-scale, nano-complexity and using quantum emitters and gain. 

Visionary Talk: Peering through the Looking Glass: The Next Frontier in Nano-optics 

Visionary Speaker: Teri Odom
Over the past decade, significant progress in controlling light-matter interactions at the nanoscale has been achieved. Most of the advances, however, have relied on fixed systems limited to as-fabricated nanostructures and singly periodic arrays and simple unit cells. This visionary talk will discuss how the ability to engineer complex nanophotonics responses—on demand—may address key challenges and open unexpected possibilities in nanoscale optics. We will highlight new designs in topological photonics, stimuli-responsive nanostructured substrates for tunable nano-lasing and reconfigurable lensing, and prospects of multi-periodic structured materials. 

Visionary Talk: Activities Shaping the Wavefront of Nanophotonics 

LS Visionary Speaker: Mark Brongersma
In the field of nanophotonics we aim to manipulate the flow of light using optically resonant nanostructures. I will share my personal perspective on a number of exciting recent developments in the field that are transforming the way we create new optical materials and devices.

Session: Frontiers of Nanoplasmonics: New Materials – Active – Slow Light

Marc Stockman, Georgia State University, USA
Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, USA
Päivi Tormä, Aalto University, Finland
Xiang Zhang, University of California Berkeley, USA 

Session: Complex Nanophotonics

Nader Engheta University of Pennsylvania, USA
Min Gu, RMIT University, Australia
Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA
Bumki Min, KAIST, Republic of Korea

Session: Applied Nanoplasmonics: Solar – Sensing – Communication

Harry Atwater, Jr., California Institute of Technology, USA
Svetlana Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Eli Yablonovitch, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Session: Quantum and Near-Field Nanoplasmonics

Bert Hecht, Univ. of Wuerzburg, Germany
Rupert Oulton, Imperial College London, UK
Sahin Ozdemir, Pennsylvania State University, USA

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