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Plasmonics
Light-Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale
(This meeting is currently known as "Plasmonics & Nanophotonics")
June 10-15, 2012
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Chair:
Nader Engheta

Vice Chair:
Mark L. Brongersma

Related Meeting Information
The Plasmonics Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Plasmonics Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Plasmonics GRS web page for more information.

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, 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 properties—such as negative refraction, near-zero material parameters, and extreme-value material parameters—have been suggested and implemented. Plasmonic optics and metamaterials are suitable paradigms for development of the field of transformation optics which allows for manipulation of light by controlling material parameters in space and time domains.

Inspired by the huge success of the previous three Gordon Research Conferences on Plasmonics in 2006, 2008, and 2010, the 2012 GRC on Plasmonics 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 (June 9) and Sunday (June 10) prior to the start of the GRC. (Please note that a separate application is needed for the associated GRS).


Contributors

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 pmActive, Tunable, and Flexible Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Harry Atwater (Caltech, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmThomas Ebbesen (University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France)
"Polaritons of Polaritons"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:45 pmVlad Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
"Negative Refraction with Active and Low-Loss Metamaterials"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmMark Stockman (Georgia State University, USA)
"Strong-field phenomena in plasmonics and nanooptics"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPlasmonics and Electron Beams
Discussion Leader: Peter Nordlander (Rice University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amAlbert Polman (AMOLF, The Netherlands)
"Plasmonics with Electron Beams"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amChristian Colliex (CNRS and University of Paris Sud, France)
"Electron beam studies of plasmonic modes"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amEric Plum (University Southampton, UK)
"Driving Metamaterials with Plasmonic Opto-mechanical Forces"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmJavier Garcia de Abajo (IQFR-CSIC, Spain)
"New spectral microscopies based upon plasmon-ebeam interaction"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Materials for Plasmonics and Metamaterials
Discussion Leader: Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmAlexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
"Oxides and nitrides as alternative plasmonic materials in the optical range"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmChris Murray (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Synthesis and directed self-assembly of nanocrystal based metamaterials"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmPhilippe Tassin (Iowa State University, USA)
"Graphene, Superconductors and Metals: What makes a good conductor for Plasmonics and Metamaterials?"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPlasmonic Nanoantennas and Resonators
Discussion Leader: Harald Giessen (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:30 amRashid Zia (Brown University, USA)
"Emitters as Antennas: Beyond the Electric Dipole Approximation"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amHideki Miyazaki (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
"Plasmon nanocavities - controlled gaps as optical antennas"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amAndrea Alù (University of Texas Austin, USA)
"Plasmonic nanoantennas to control light at the nanoscale: giant nonlinear effects, localized phase and polarization control"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmMeir Orenstein (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
"Broadband Nanoplasmonic Antennas in the Near IR and Applications"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmOptical Forces and Momentum
Discussion Leader: Michelle Povinelli (USC, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmHenri Lezec (NIST, USA)
"Electromagnetic Radiation Pressure on Plasmonic Metamaterials"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmByoungho Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea)
"Plasmonic vortex, caustics and beaming"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmReuven Gordon (University of Victoria, Canada)
"Optical trapping, sensing and unfolding of a protein using a nanoaperture in a metal film"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLonger-Wavelength Plasmonics
Discussion Leader: Mikhail Noginov (Norfolk State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amShanhui Fan (Stanford University, USA)
"Control near-field and far-field thermal electromagnetic properties with nanophotonic concepts"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amJean-Jacques Greffet (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France)
"IR Absorption/emission mediated by surface waves"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amBusiness Meeting, Part I
Vice chair nominations and statements
10:30 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amDavid Norris (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Thermal Plasmonics"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmSilvio Hrabar (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
"Microwave Plasmonics"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
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 pmPlasmonics in Biology and Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Paul Dawson (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmCatherine Murphy (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Gold Nanoparticles In, On and At Cells"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmLuke Lee (UC Berkeley, CA)
"Photonic Gene Circuits in Living Cells"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmBengt Kasemo (Chalmers, Sweden)
"Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing (INPS) and Examples from Catalysis, Energy technology, Materials science and Biointerfaces"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmPlasmonic and Quantum Devices
Discussion Leader: Ulrike Woggon (TU Berlin, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:30 amPierre Berini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
"Amplification and lasing with surface plasmons"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amFrancisco Garcia-Vidal (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
"Dissipative-driven generation of entanglement via surface plasmons"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amUriel Levy (Hebrew University, Israel)
"On-Chip Light-Matter Interactions in Silicon Plasmonics Platform"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmAnatoly Zayats (King's College, UK)
"Active Plasmonic Devices"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmPerspectives and Predictions
Discussion Leader: Luis Martin-Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmNaomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
"Plasmonic Effects Enabling New Applications"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmLate News Presentations:
  • Frank Koppens (ICFO, Spain)
  • Jon Schuller (Columbia University, USA)
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmOpen Forum for Discussion: Where do we go from here?
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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