Just got back from the frontiers of engineering symposium held end February in Kyoto Japan. Very positive impression of both Japan and conference.
Kyoto conference center
Japanese-style conference dinner
Colleagues Aloyse Degiron and Alexandre Bouhelier getting their first real meal after 24h of travel: happy faces
Recently released in International Journal of Optics, this study describes how to show enlarged values of fluorescence enhancement factor using optical (plasmonic) antennas without changing the antenna design. The discussion here focuses on the influence of excitation intensity, reference quantum yield and collection efficiency. Some general formulas are given, which should help avoid some confusions.
To my knowledge, this is also the first reference of Didier Wampas in a research article. Enjoy!
Edouard Branly in his office, circa 1932
80 years later... JW in Edouard Branly's office, after the Branly prize award.
See the funny detail in the painting by Branly's daughter, you can see Branly taking Zeus lightnings
Edouard Branly's intruments have been collected in his old laboratory and office, which is now a small museum located in the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris ISEP. If you pass by, the visit is interesting, especially the Faraday's cage room all covered by copper.
In late 2012, several job offers in nano-optics and biophotonics were posted. See the call webpage here. Several positions have been filled now, I am delighted to welcome new young scientists in the coming weeks.
Positions still open:
Key benefits from Fresnel - Marseille:
* ambitious innovative research, projects were selected by most prestigious national and european grants.
* state-of-the-art equipment resources & know-how
* close mentorship from a senior CNRS researcher
* long-term career visibility, contracts have several years duration
* full social advantages from being employed by French CNRS
* South France quality of life: sun, see, mountains & food