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Plasmonics (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

The Science and Engineering of Nanoscale Optics
Note: This conference is currently known as "Plasmonics & Nanophotonics (GRS)".


June 12-13, 2010


Colby College
Waterville, ME


Mark W. Knight & James B. Lassiter

Meeting Description

The Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Plasmonics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting will be recent developments in fundamental and quantum plasmonics, active plasmonics and devices, and nonlinear and ultrafast plasmonics. In addition to student talks and posters, this meeting will feature an introduction to electrodynamics modeling and a round table discussion with leading researchers on career development.

Related Meeting

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

Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by Mark Knight and Britt Lassiter (GRS Conference Chair/Co-chair)
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Address
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmYaroslav Urzhumov (Duke University)
"Computational Plasmonics: From Nanoparticles to Optical Metamaterials"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I (presenters having last names starting with A-M)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFundamental and Quantum Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Vahid Sandoghdar (ETH Zurich)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Jorge Zuloaga (Rice University)
"Quantum plasmonics: establishing the limits of classical descriptions"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm Sinan Karaveli (Brown University)
"Strong Purcell enhancement of magnetic dipole emission in multilevel electronic systems"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm Alberto Curto (IFCO - Institute of Photonic Sciences)
"Nanowire optical antennas in interaction with quantum dots"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Martina Abb (University of Southampton)
"Nonlinear plasmonic nanoantenna switches"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm Colin Stuart (Northwestern University)
"Active metamaterials as a highly directional light emitter"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm Andreas Dahlin (ETH Zurich)
"Electrochemical potential influence on nanoplasmonic resonances"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 amCareer Panel: "Developing Careers in an Emerging Field"
Richard Averitt (Boston University), Jennifer Dionne (Caltech), Rainer Hillenbrand (Max Planck Institute), Martin Moskovits (University of California, Santa Barbara), Vahid Sandoghdar (ETH Zurich), Toni Taylor (Los Alamos Nat'l Lab)
10:00 am - 12:30 pmActive Plasmonics and Devices
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Dionne (Caltech)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Jon A. Schuller (Columbia University)
"Dielectric optical antenna transmitters and receivers"
10:15 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 10:35 am Jeremy N. Munday (Caltech)
"Design and fabrication of ultrathin plasmonic solar cells"
10:35 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
11:10 am - 11:25 am Svetlana Boriskina (Boston University)
"Broadband hybrid photonic-plasmonic nanoantennas for lab-on-a-chip applications"
11:25 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 11:45 am Aaron Hryciw (Stanford University)
"Plasmon-mediated decay rate engineering of erbium-doped silicon-rich silicon oxide in MOS waveguides"
11:45 am - 11:50 am Discussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pm Ahmet Yanik (Boston University)
"Subwavelength Nanofluidic-Nanoplasmonic biosensors overcoming mass transport limitations"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pm Discussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pm Anastasia Rusina (Georgia State University)
"Limits on terahertz plasmonic energy concentration"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPoster Session II (presenters having last names starting with N-Z)
3:30 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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