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Plasmonic Nanolasers: Physics, Applications, and Challenges


Plasmonic Nanolasers: Physics, Applications, and Challenges

Hosted By: Nanophotonics Technical Group

4 September 2019, 20:00 - 21:00

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Nanolasers generate coherent light at the nanoscale. In the past decade, they have attracted intense interest, because they are more compact, faster and more power-efficient than conventional lasers. Thanks to their fundamentally new capabilities, nanolasers are now an emergent tool for a variety of practical applications.

In this webinar, hosted by the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group, Dr. Ren-Min Ma of Peking University will explain the intrinsic merits of nanolasers and assess recent progress on their application, particularly in the directions of optical interconnects, near-field spectroscopy and sensing, optical probing for biological systems and far-field beam synthesis through near-field eigenmode engineering. The scientific and engineering challenges that remain for forging nanolasers into powerful tools for nanoscience and nanotechnology will also be highlighted.

What You Will Learn:

  • Past developments and future directions of plasmon lasers
  • Applications of plasmon lasers
  • Discussion on the similarity and difference between plasmon lasers and traditional lasers

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Researchers in universities, government labs, and companies


About the presenter(s):

Ren-Min Ma, Peking University

Dr. Ren-Min Ma is a youth 1000 plan assistant professor at the School of Physics, Peking University. He received a PhD in Physics from Peking University, China in 2009, and holds the national top 100 PhD dissertations award of China. He was a postdoc researcher at UC Berkeley during 2009 to 2014 before joining Peking University as faculty. He published 5 patents and over 40 peer reviewed papers, including 1 in Science, 4 in Nature and Nature sub-journals, 1 in Science Advances, 1 in Physical Review Letters, 4 in Nano Letters and 2 in Advanced Materials. His works receive over 5000 citations and have been featured many times by public media and scientific journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, MIT Technology Review and US News. He delivered more than 40 invited talks in international conferences. His current research interests include nanoscale lasers and physics, nanophotonics, and non-Hermitian optics.