Workshop on Optical Plasmonic Materials

Workshop on Optical Plasmonic Materials

The communities developing optical components and devices based on plasmonics and metamaterial designs are still somewhat limited by the materials that are available from which to fabricate them.  Noble metals are lossy and new materials need to be identified and developed.  Recently there have been advances in doped transparent oxides and transition metal nitrides which can be tuned, e.g. through doping, to provide low loss materials whose plasma frequency is in the near or mid-infrared.

This one-day workshop will focus on materials such as aluminium doped zinc oxide, tunable/phase change materials like vanadium dioxide and novel materials that can be used for active plasmonics and optical metamaterials having new properties. The workshop will be relevant to those who are interested in some of the fundamental aspects of modifying these materials for the design of improved tunable plasmonic materials and metamaterials.  Participation by material scientists and chemists who work with optical materials would be most welcome.

Michael A. Fiddy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, Organizer

Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology, United States, Gate-Tunable Oxide Plasmonic Structures for Metamaterials and Chip-based Lightwave Circuits, Invited

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, United States, Ceramics as Material Platform for Plasmonics and Optical Metamaterials , Invited

Nicholas Fang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Electromechanical Processes in Plasmonic Nanostructures: From Continuum Flows to Quantum Effects , Invited

Javier García de Abajo, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Plasmons in Low Dimensional Structures, Invited

Harald Giessen, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, New Materials for Active, Switchable and Hybrid Magnetooptical Plasmonics, Invited

Clifford Krowne, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Nanostructure Oxide, Metal Oxide and Composite Cylindrical Shapes For Energy and Electromagnetic Spectrum Uses: First Principles Structural, Electronic, and Transport Characterization of SiO2 NanoWires, RuO2 NanoTubes, and SiO2/RuO2 NanoCables, Invited

Olivier Martin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, A New Fabrication Method for Aluminum and Silver Plasmonic Nanostructures, Invited

Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Inst for Gravitational Physic, Germany, Reconfigurable 3D Plasmonic Nanomachine, Invited

Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas, Consejo Sup Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain, Why Does The Spectrum Of Localized Surface Plasmons Shifts From Near-Field To Far-Field, And Viceversa? , Invited
laser optics Reception
Tuesday, 18 March, 17:00 - 21:00
Join your fellow attendees at the laser optics reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to full congress attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Poster Sessions
Wednesday, 19 March, 10:30 - 11:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Postdeadline Papers
Wednesday, 19 March, 17:30 - 19:00
The QIM and HILAS committees will accept a limited number of postdeadline papers for oral presentation.  Before the sessions begin light refreshments will be served.

Collocated Trade Show