Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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Advanced DPG Physics School

Nanoantennas and Hybrid Quantum Systems

supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation 25 - 30 September, 2011, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Harald Giessen (Stuttgart), Stefan Maier (London) and Daniel Dregely (Stuttgart)

Plasmonic nanoantennas have recently gained tremendous attention in the field of nanooptics. Antenna theory from the electrical engineering perspective and its transfer into the optical world, impedance matching, light concentration, emission and reception enhancement as well as increased directionality, tailoring of the local density of states, coupling to quantum emitters such as quantum dots and NV centers, the Purcell effect near nanoantennas, nonlinear effects, visible as well as near- and midinfrared applications, nanomanipulation of objects with light forces near nanoantennas, enhanced nonlinear optics, as well as antennaenhanced sensing are subjects of current interest.
The school aims at graduate students as well as postdocs at all levels. The speakers are world leaders in their field and will present introductory and overview lectures. The participants are encouraged to submit posters in order to stimulate lively discussions.


Group photo of the participants

Invited Speakers & Topics
  • Lukas Novotny, University of Rochester
    From near-field optics to optical antennas
  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
    From Microwave Antennas to Optical Nanoantennas
  • Andrea Alù, University of Texas
    Light Manipulation with Optical Nanoantennas
  • Femius Koenderink, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam
    How magneto-electric and plasmonic scatterers control photons and emitters
  • Christophe Caloz, École Polytechnique de Montréal
    Graphene for Electromagnetic Applications at Microwave and THz Frequencies
  • Richard Berndt, University of Kiel
    Coupled plasmons at the transition from tunneling to contact
  • Jürgen Kroseberg, University of Bonn
    Searching for the Higgs Boson - Status Quo at LHC
  • Vahid Sandoghdar, MPI for the Science of Light, Erlangen
    Controlled coupling of optical antennas to single molecules: directionality, spontaneous emission, fluorescence enhancement, quenching, microscopy
  • Markus Lippitz, MPI for Solid State Research
    Antenna-enhanced nonlinear optical spectroscopy
  • Javier Aizpurua, DIPC San Sebastian
    Close encounters in optical nanoantennas: basics and applications
  • Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC nanoGUNE San Sebastian
    Mid-infrared nanophotonics based on antennas and transmission lines nanospectroscopy at visible, infrared and terahertz frequencies
  • Bert Hecht, University of Würzburg
    Single crystalline optical antennas
  • Hatice Altug, University of Boston
    Bio-Photonics: Optical Biosensors, Optofluidics and Spectroscopy
  • Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart
    Atom-like probes for plasmonic structures
  • Oliver Benson, University of Berlin
    Plasmonic-photonic hybrid structures
  • Romain Quidant, ICFO Barcelona
    Optical Antennas and their application to optical trapping and Biosensing
  • Niek van Hulst, ICFO Barcelona
    Controlled coupling of single photon emitters and nanoantennas
  • Alexandre Bouhelier, Université de Bourgogne
    Bilateral electron-photon transduction by optical gap antennas operating in the tunneling regime
  • Olivier Martin, EPFL Lausanne
    Fano resonances in plasmonic systems
  • Annemarie Pucci, University of Heidelberg
    Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Rashid Zia, Brown University
    Seeing Magnetic Light: Quantifying and Enhancing Magnetic Dipole Transitions
  • Na Liu, Rice University
    Antenna-enhanced gas sensing
  • F. Javier García de Abajo, CSIC Madrid
    Quantum phenomena in nanostructured systems
  • Rudolf Bratschitsch, TU Chemnitz
    Ultrafast nanoplasmonics: from nanoantennas to microinterferometers

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