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Plasmonics
Gordon Research Conference

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

Dates

June 13-18, 2010

Location

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Naomi J. Halas

Vice Chair:
Nader Engheta

Meeting Description

The field of plasmonics lies at the forefront of current revolutionary developments in optics at nanoscale dimensions, with broad applications in the fields of biology, chemistry, and engineering. Advancing these applications will require an enhanced focus on the fundamental science of plasmonics in new and exotic regimes.

This 2010 Gordon Conference on Plasmonics will focus on recent advances in fundamental and applied plasmonics. As with past conferences, this meeting will bring together top researchers and future leaders for substantial interactions between students, young speakers, and senior figures in the field. Participants should expect lively discussion during the sessions, intermingled with unstructured time where ideas move, collaborations form, and connections are made. Invited talks will cover a diverse range of topics, including active devices, coherence effects, metamaterials and cloaking, quantum optical phenomena, and plasmons in exotic media and in new wavelength regimes. At the conclusion of the conference, our final session will look forward and begin defining upcoming challenges and opportunities for plasmonics.

We expect that the 2010 conference will attract a number of senior scientists; it will also feature a large number of younger participants, including graduate students and postdocs. A highlight of the past two Plasmonics conferences has been the stimulating poster sessions, and we encourage participants to share their work in this way again next summer. We also encourage these young scientists to attend the associated GRS (note that a separate application is required). The setting of Colby College affords many opportunities for informal scientific conversations, as well as afternoon activities both on the 714 acre campus, and in the neighboring town of Waterville. Scientific session titles and individual speaker names will be listed here as they are confirmed. This is the third Plasmonics GRC following the highly successful meetings in 2006 and 2008.

Related Meeting

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

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmPLASMONICS: TRANSITIONING TO TECHNOLOGIES
Discussion Leader: Albert Polman (FOM-AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pm Federico Capasso (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)
"Novel colloidal nanoclusters for functional plasmonic and metamaterial applications"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pm Discussion
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Martin Moskovits (University of California, Santa Barbara / API Nanotronics Corp.)
"SERS at a distance: using plasmonic propagation to excite SERS where you want to"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA)
"Chemical Approaches to Making Plasmonically Active Nanostructures"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNANOPLASMONICS
Discussion Leader: Mark Stockman (Georgia State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Lukas Novotny (University of Rochester, NY, USA)
"Nonlinear excitation of surface plasmons"
9:30 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 10:10 am Olivier Martin (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Plasmonic antennas for sensing applications"
10:10 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Prabhat Verma (University of Osaka, Osaka, Japan)
"Plasmonics for high resolution nanoimaging"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Niek Van Hulst (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)
"Nanoscale Control of Single Photon Emitters by Optical Nano-Antennas and Tailored fs Pulses"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmGroup Photo / Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmACTIVE PLASMONICS
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Dionne (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, CA, USA)
"Active Plasmonic Devices Employing Extreme Light Concentration"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Alexandre Bouhelier (l'Université de Bourgogne, France)
"External control of the scattering properties of individual optical antennas"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Pieter Kik (CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, FL, USA)
"Strong LSP-SPP interactions in surface-coupled metal nanoparticle arrays"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPLASMONIC SENSING AND SPECTROSCOPIES
Discussion Leader: Roman Quidant
9:00 am - 9:30 am Mikael Käll (Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden)
"Optical manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles"
9:30 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 10:10 am Annemarie Pucci (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
"Metal nanowires in the infrared: resonances and interactions"
10:10 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Zee Hwan Kim (University of Korea)
"Strongly Coupled Plasmons of Nanoparticles"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Björn Reinhard (Boston University)
"Resolving subdiffraction limit distances with plasmon coupling microscopy"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTERAHERTZ PLASMONICS
Discussion Leader: Antoinette Taylor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Richard Averitt (Boston University, MA, USA)
"The marriage of Metamaterials and MEMS: Towards Reconfigurable Electromagnetic Composites"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Daniel Mittleman (Rice University, TX, USA)
"Subwavelength focusing of terahertz radiation with tapered plasmonic waveguides"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Dai Sik Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
"Nano Optical Magnetic Field Detection: Surface Plasmon Polariton Case"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQUANTUM PLASMONICS
Discussion Leader: Peter Nordlander (Rice University, US)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Shiwu Gao (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
"Coupling and damping of surface plasmons, insights from quantum-mechanical studies"
9:30 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 10:10 am Lasse Jensen (Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA)
"Theoretical studies of SERS using electronic structure theory"
10:10 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amBusiness Meeting, Part I
(Vice Chair nominations and statements)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Vahid Sandoghdar (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
"Building blocks of a plasmonic quantum network"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Javier Aizpurua (DIPC, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain)
"Loaded plasmonic nanoantennas for optical switching and molecular conductance probing"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmBusiness Meeting, Part II
(Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session III
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCOHERENCE, COOPERATIVITY, COMPLEXITY
Discussion Leader: Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Jean-Jacques Greffet (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, FR)
"Radiative heat transfer mediated by surface phonon polaritons"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm F. Javier Garcia de Abajo (Instituto de Óptica, Madrid, Spain)
"Quantum aspects of electron-plasmon interaction"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Alex Govorov (Ohio University, OH, USA)
"Exciton-plasmon interactions and Fano effect in nanostructures"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting, Part III
(Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Election of the next Vice Chair)
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMETAMATERIALS, GAIN, and PROPAGATION EFFECTS
Discussion Leader: Rashid Zia (Brown University, RI, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 am L. Kuipers (FOM-AMOLF)
"Light fields at the nanoscale"
9:30 am - 9:40 am Discussion
9:40 am - 10:10 am Harald Giessen (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
"Plasmonic coupling games"
10:10 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Mikhail A. Noginov (Norfolk State U., Virginia, USA)
"Plasmonic metamaterials with low loss and gain"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pm Rainer Hillenbrand (nanoGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain)
"Infrared Plamonics"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session IV
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPLASMONICS: PERSPECTIVES AND PREDICTIONS
Discussion Leader: Nader Engheta (U. Pennsylvania, PA, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Harry A. Atwater (Caltech, CA, USA)
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Open Forum for New Research
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Closing Remarks and Discussions
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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