Workshop information

Vladimir Shalaev

Purdue University (USA)

    Federico Capasso

    Harvard University (USA)

      Miriam Serena Vitiello

      NEST, CNR-NANO and Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy)

        • Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale

        • Nano-structured materials

        • Graphene and other 2D materials  

        • Mid-infrared and Terahertz nano photonics

        • Near field optics and scanning probe microscopy 

        • Plasmonics with semiconductors and other materials

        • Metasurfaces and Flat optics

        • Polariton optics

        • Structured light and Singular optics

        • Topological photonics

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        May 15th, 2022
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        Confirmed Invited Speakers

        Monika Ritsch-Marte

        Medical University of Innsbruck (Austria)

          Dave Phillips

          University of Exeter (UK)

            Rainer Hillenbrand

            NanoGune (Spain)

              Alexandra Boltasseva

              Purdue University (USA)

                Hatice Altug

                EPFL (Switzerland)

                  Diederik S. Wiersma

                  LENS and University of Florence (Italy)

                    Michele Tamagnone

                    Harvard University (USA)

                      Carlo Sirtori

                      Ecole Normale Superieure (France)

                        Boubakar Kante

                        University of California, Berkeley (USA)

                          Rupert Huber

                          University of Regensburg (Germany)

                            Evelyn Hu

                            Harvard University (USA)

                              Cornelia Denz

                              University of Muenster (Germany)

                                Michael Berry

                                Physics dept. University of Bristol (UK)

                                  Antonio Ambrosio

                                  Italian Institute of Technology (Italy)

                                    COSTANTINO DE ANGELIS

                                    University of Brescia (Italy)

                                      Program at a glance

                                      12.00 - 18.30
                                      Arrival & Registration
                                      19.30 - 21.30
                                      Welcome dinner

                                      sicilian cakes, marsala and piano music in the “Marsala Room Cave”

                                      09.00 - 13.00
                                      Arrival and Registration
                                      12:00 - 14:00

                                      Chair: Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University)

                                      “Topological Lasers and Berkeley Surface Emitting Lasers (BerkSELs)”

                                      15:30 - 16:00
                                      Coffee Break

                                      Chair: Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)

                                      “Rendering the opaque transparent: recovering spatial information hidden in scattered light”

                                      “Plasmonic Au Decoration on TiO2 Nanostructures for Solar Powered Redox Cells”

                                      “Hydrovoltaic energy generator using Nanostructured silicon and natural evaporation”

                                      “Tuning of nonlinear device through opto-thermal response”

                                      “Onset of vortex clustering and inverse energy cascade in dissipative quantum fluids”

                                      From 21:30: Sicilian cakes, marsala piano music in the “Marsala Room Cave”

                                      SESSION III

                                      Chair: Miriam S. Vitiello (CNR-NANO, Italy)

                                      “Diffraction-free structured light for 3D holography”

                                      10.45 - 11.15
                                      coffe break

                                      “Where Imperfections Lead to Opportunities: Semiconductor “Defects” as Nano-Photonic Emitters”

                                      “Minimalistic efficient quantum devices build of dipole coupled nano arrays of quantum emitters”

                                      “Optomechanically Reconfigurable Metalens”

                                      “New innovative approach for XUV focusing: Extreme Ultraviolet Metasurfaces”

                                      13.00 - 16.00
                                      lunch break and Free Time

                                      Chair: Boubacar Kante (University of California, Berkeley (USA)

                                      “Structuring topologies in light: from singularities to skyrmionic Hopfions”

                                      “Topological Trapped-Rainbow and Nonreciprocal Guides Beyond the Time-Bandwidth Limit”

                                      “Topological protection of polarization singularities in four dimensions”

                                      “Pure vortex beams from a phase-amplitude metasurface”

                                      “Orbital angular momentum of light structured by a highly scattering medium”

                                      From 21:30: Sicilian cakes, marsala and piano music in the “Marsala Room Cave”

                                      SESSION V

                                      Chair: Cornelia Denz (University of Muenster, Germany)

                                      “On the Perspectives of Dynamic Kerker Effect in Nonmetal Single Nanoparticles”

                                      10:45 - 11:15
                                      coffe break

                                      “Machine-Learning-Assisted Photonics”

                                      “Multimodal interference and bound in the continuum modes in indirectly-patterned hyperbolic cavities”

                                      “Twist-tunable Polaritonic Nanoresonators in a van der Waals Crystal”

                                      “All-dielectric nanophotonics with Transition Metal Dichalcogenides semiconductors”

                                      13.00 - 16.00
                                      Lunch Break and Free Time

                                      Chair: Rupert Huber (University of Regensburg, Germany)

                                      “THz Emission from Nanometer Thick Spintronic Heterojunctions”

                                      “Intracavity Second Harmonic Generation in Quantum Cascade Lasers”

                                      “Terahertz frequency comb-based hyperspectral near-field imaging and spectroscopy”

                                      “Tailoring light-matter coupling in a plasmonic nanofin metasurface harnessing bound states in the continuum”

                                      21:30: Sicilian cakes, marsala and piano music in the “Marsala Room Cave”

                                      SESSION VII

                                      Chair: Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)

                                      “Structuring Light for Direct Measurement of Optical Force and Torque”

                                      10.30 - 11.00
                                      Coffee Break

                                      “Spectral super-resolution spectroscopy using a random laser”

                                      “Hyperspectral nano-imaging in the THz range with low spatially coherent multimode random lasers”

                                      “Studying Light Matter Coupling and the Dielectric Function of van der Waals Materials by Near Field Optical Microscopy and Tip Enhanced Spectroscopy”

                                      12:30 - 13:45
                                      Lunch Break

                                      Visit to the archeological site of Selinunte (Selinus), an ancient Greek city in front of the Mediterranean sea, followed by a swimming and dinner at the nearby beach of Marinella.

                                      SESSION VIII

                                      Chair: Carlo Sirtori (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)

                                      “Sculpting quantum trajectories with light fields”

                                      “Strong coupling with WS2-intrinsic bound states in the continuum”

                                      10:45 - 11:15
                                      Coffee Break

                                      “Real-space IR and THz nanoimaging of hybrid polaritons”

                                      “Active Tuning of Highly Anisotropic Phonon Polaritons in Van der Waals Crystal Slabs by Gated Graphene”

                                      “Identification of ABCB stacked tetralayer graphene by near-field spectroscopy of interband transitions”

                                      “Near-field Mapping of THz Polaritons Propagation in Topological Insulators and Black Phosphorus”

                                      13.00 - 16.00
                                      Lunch Break and Free Time

                                      Chair: Evelyn Hu (Harvard University, USA)

                                      “Applications of Nanophotonic Metasurfaces for Optical Biosensing, Spectroscopy and Bioimaging”

                                      “Dynamic light-engineering platforms based on flat optical devices”

                                      “Collective States in Organic 2D-Materials”

                                      “Imaging van der Waals Forces in a Twisted 2D Material”

                                      “Nonlinear Interactions of Dipolar Excitons and Polaritons in MoS2 Bilayers”

                                      20.00 - 22.30
                                      Conference Banquet
                                      SESSION X

                                      Chair: Hatice Haltug (Ecole Polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

                                      “Reconfigurable nonlinear photonic metasurfaces”

                                      “Optimization of patch-antenna metamaterial for the realisation of quantum cascade laser arrays”

                                      10:30 - 11:00
                                      Coffee Break

                                      Chair: Rainer Hillenbrand (NanoGune, Spain)

                                      “Polaritonic Resonators in 2D and van der Waals Materials”

                                      “Terahertz-lightwave induced electron field emission from graphene”

                                      “Wafer-scale integration of graphene on silicon-on-insulator”

                                      “Surface enhanced Raman scattering of graphene by higherorder plasmon modes”

                                      “Charge-carrier complexes in monolayer semiconductors”

                                      13:00 - 13:15
                                      Closing Remarks
                                      13:15 - 15:00
                                      Traditional Closing Sicilian Lunch

                                      21:30: Sicilian cakes, marsala and piano music in the “Marsala Room Cave”


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