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Call for Papers

Symposium ED13—Novel Photonic, Electronic and Plasmonic Phenomena in Materials

Nanophotonics and plasmonics present an interesting challenge as they involve competing degrees of freedom and constraints with coupled electrons, photons, and atomic structures. Properties that emerge from correlations between these atomic, electronic and photonic phenomena determine the intermediate length and time scales that can be exploited in applications and devices. This symposium invites abstracts from experimental, theory and simulation efforts in exploring novel photonic, electronic and plasmonic effects in materials, including artificially structured metamaterials and two-dimensional metasurfaces. A particular focus will lie on the interplay between classical and quantum phenomena, and its exploitation for control of materials properties, as well as on plasmonics in 2D materials.

Interdisciplinary topics related to physics, materials science and engineering would be connected by invited speakers in order to accelerate the development of these materials toward applications in energy conversion, photodetection, sensing and quantum devices. The closing session will discuss frontiers in correlated photonic, plasmonic and electronic phenomena to motivate new work in this field.

Topics will include:

  • Mesoscale photonics and metasurfaces
  • Photonic and optoelectronic effects in 2D materials
  • Plasmonic hot carrier generation, spectroscopy and imaging
  • Materials for topological photonics
  • Integration into applications and devices
  • Theory and calculations of quantum photonic and plasmonic phenomena
  • Electronic structure descriptions of plasmonic nanostructures
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Quantum phenomena and realization of quantum information processing
  • Interplay of electronic and photonic effects in plasmon-enhanced catalysis
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Javier Aizpurua (DIPC Donostia, Spain)
  • Andrea Alu (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Peter Bermel (Purdue University, USA)
  • Hrvoje Buljan (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Josh Caldwell (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)
  • Phillip Christopher (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Dirk Englund (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Kate Fountaine (Northrop Grumman, USA)
  • Liang Fu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Vincenzo Giannini (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Frank Koppens (ICFO, Spain)
  • Ling Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Stefan Maier (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • N. Asger Mortensen (Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark)
  • Jeff Neaton (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Peter Nordlander (Rice University, USA)
  • Rupert Oulton (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Bin Ren (Xiamen University, China)
  • Riccardo Sapienza (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Sebastian Schlücker (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Ravishankar Sundararaman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Prineha Narang
California Institute of Technology
Applied Physics and Materials Science
215-882-0385, prineha@caltech.edu

Emiliano Cortes
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
44-(0)20-759-46063, e.cortes@imperial.ac.uk

Suljo Linic
University of Michigan
Chemical Engineering
734-647-7984, linic@umich.edu

Marin Soljacic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
617-253-2467, soljacic@mit.edu