International Commission for Optics (ICO), Optical Society of America (OSA), International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), European Optical Society (EOS), Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica (SIOF), US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Photonics Society (IEEE), International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
6 February 2012 at 08:00
17 February 2012
Trieste - Italy
LB (Main Lecture Hall)
Directors: M. Bertolotti, N. Zheludev, Z. Ben Lakhdar - Local Organizers: J. Niemela, M. Danailov
The Winter College will present the new advances in nano-optics and nanophotonics with emphasis on plasmon physics and plasmonic devices. Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are electromagnetic excitations on the surface of a good metal whose electromagnetic field is confined to the vicinity of the dielectric-metal interface. This confinement leads to an enhancement of the electromagnetic field at the interface, and the resulting increase in sensitivity is extensively used in chemo- and bio-sensors. The field enhancement is also responsible for surface enhancement of optical phenomena such as Raman scattering, second harmonic generation, fluorescence, etc. Light manipulation using SPPs can be effectively reduced from three to two dimensions and SPPs also allow scaling down optical and electronic devices to nanometric dimensions as well as providing a great deal of flexibility in photonic integration in all-optical circuits. Innovative integrated components combining photonics and electronics can therefore be devised and the manipulation of optical signals on a sub-wavelength scale is made possible. They play a role in an increasing number of applications, including in the field of energy, and new lasers and nonlinear devices are possible. Plasmons are also needed to explain the behavior of nanoscale systems and devices.
* Introduction to nano-optics
* Basic plasmon physics
* Nonlinear optics at nanoscale
* Modelling and simulation
* Experimental methods and tools
* Techniques to make structures
* Quantum plasmonics
* Applications: bio-sensors, energy, communications
* Nano lasers and nonlinear devices
An ICTP PREPARATORY SCHOOL will be organized the week before the College (from 30 January to 3 February 2012) for a limited number of selected participants. The Preparatory School will provide background tutorials and exercises in areas of electromagnetism, general optics and Fourier transforms.
If you wish to apply also to the School, please indicate so when applying to the College through the below indicated Online Application Form.
DEADLINE for applying EXPIRED (14 October 2011)
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The selection results have been communicated to each candidate by e-mail. Please find below the link to the Preliminary List of Participants. If you are among the list but have not received our invitation message, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
Surface plasmon propagation in metal nanostrip waveguide structures with anisotropic substrates 15'
||Anju Babu  (St. Thomas College, India)|
Biofunctionalization of plasmonic nanostructured surfaces
for detection devices 15'
||Maria Antonieta Daza Millone  (Centro Atomico Bariloche, CAB Laboratorio de Fotonica y Optoelectronica, Argentina)|
Physics beyond RWA and Scattering problems 15'
||Hichem Eleuch  (Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Technologie, Tunisia)|
Design And Evaluation Of Millimeter-Wave Photonic Transmitter Modules For Radio-over-Fiber Applications 15'
||Ivan Flammia  (University of Duisburg, Germany)|
Optical biosensors for detection of the bacteria existing at the aquatic environment 15'
||Pawel Gluchowski  (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)|
Plasmonic nanostructuring by Ion beams 15'
||Manish Kumar  (Inter University Accelerator Centre, India)|
Modelling of near field effects for nanowaveguide applications 15'
||Jesly Jacob  (St. Thomas College, India & Bharathiar University, India)|
Antenna-Integrated Terahertz Photodiodes For Optical Microwave-To-Terahertz Generation 15'
||Andrzej Jankowski  (University of Duisburg, Germany)|
Multiparametric Surface Plasmons Resonance Imaging: Experiment and modeling 15'
||Nakkach Mohamed  (Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Atomique Moleculaire et Applications, Tunisia)|
FDTD analysis of photonic crystals with square and hexagonal symmetry 15'
||Dana Popescu  (National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania)|
Application of Nobel Metals in Dye sensitized Solar Cells: Near field and far field Effects 15'
||Nafiseh Sharifi  (Sharif University of Technology Azadi, Islamic Republic of Iran)|
A multichannel surface plasmon resonance sensor using a new spectral readout system without moving optics 15'
||Boonsong Sutapun  (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center Thailand Science Park, Thailand)|
nvestigations of Photocurrent in Individual Nanowire with Global and Localized Irradiation 15'
||Rajesh Tamang  (University of Osnabruck, Germany)|
Laser Induced Photochemistry for Metallic Nanoparticles and Micro/nanostructures Fabrication 15'
||Nicoleta Tosa  (National Institute of Research & Development for Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Romania)|
Laser-induced radial birefringence and spin-to-orbital optical angularmomentum conversion in silver-doped glasses 15'
||Ebrahim Karimi  (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)|
Counting protocol for malaria Plasmodium falciparum parasites from microscopic image, using K-means clustering based on L*a*b* colour space 15'
||Benjamin Anderson  (Laser and Fibre Optics Centre, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)|
Silicon structuring by etching with liquid chlorine and fluorine precursors using femtosecond laser pulses 15'
||Magdalena Ulmeanu  (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania)|
Pulse - Oximetry and transillumination signal analysis as an optical technique for biomedical diagnosis 15'
||Camille Vazquez Jaccaud  (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, CIO, Mexico)|
Investigation on refractive index profiles of copper ion exchange glass planar waveguides 15'
||Hongyun Xia  (Jilin University, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, People's Republic of China)|
Multiple tumors treated by means of Photodynamic Therapy 15'
||Humberto Cabrera  (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research IVIC, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)|
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