Congratulations to Deep Punj for his successful PhD defence and his cum laude award!
Committee: Philip Tinnefeld (president), Sebastien Bidault (reviewer), Cyriaque Genet (reviewer), Sophie Brasselet (member), Herve Rigneault (co-supervisor), Jerome Wenger (supervisor)
Where is Niek? I want Niek!
Paper submission is open to join the next CLEO/Europe-EQEC conference at Munich in June 2015. The CLEO/Europe-EQEC conference series has a strong tradition as a comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers in Europe.
Plasmonics and metamaterials are specially highlighted by a dedicated topical meeting, see EQEC 2015 topic EH Plasmonics and Metamaterials. Metal nanophotonics from fundamentals towards applications and including all spectral regimes: plasmonic nanostructures, antennas, cavities and waveguides; metamaterials; hybrid materials; nonlinear structures and effects; active systems, systems with gain.
Theodor W. Hänsch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Serge Haroche, Collège de France & Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Federico Capasso, University of Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA
Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Niek van Hulst, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
Thomas Ebbesen, Université de Strasbourg, France
Yuri S. Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia
The committee EH Plasmonics and Metamaterials is composed of:
Chair: Jérôme Wenger, Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
Javier Aizpurua, Center for Material Physics (CSIC - UPV/EHU and DIPC), Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain
Andrea Alù, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Alexandre Bouhelier, CNRS, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Sol Carretero Palacios, Instituto de Cienca de Materiales de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, Boston, USA
Vassili Fedotov, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Femius Koenderink, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kristjan Leosson, Innovation Center Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ralf Vogelgesang, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Our article “Multi-focus parallel detection of fluorescent molecules at picomolar concentration with photonic nanojets arrays” has just been released in Applied Physics Letters. We replace the complex microscope objective commonly used in fluorescence sensing by an array of latex microspheres. This realizes a novel regime where several focal spots are illuminated to detect the possible presence of a fluorescent molecule in one of them. A detailed theoretical description of the phenomen is provided along with experimental demonstration.
This work describes an efficient disposable lens element that enables single molecule sensitivity at low picomolar concentration. The simplicity of the design makes it perfect for integration in portable microfluidic readers.