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  • Latest funded project : ANR ANTARES

    17 septembre 2007 ( #Recent research work )

    The 3-years ANTARES project aims at fabricating and characterizing nanostructured substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence emission. The controlled arrangement of the colloidal structure and the use of single crystal colloids...

  • Meet me at…

    28 juin 2007 ( #Recent research work )

    Next conference “Optique Grenoble 2007” (02-05 July) Plenary talk PL4 by Hervé Rigneault : “Structures nanophotoniques pour étudier l'organisation sub-longueur d'onde des biomembranes” Poster P36 by Davy Gérard : “Exaltation de l’émission de fluorescence...

  • Latest publication : photokinetic rates inside nanoapertures

    14 juillet 2007 ( #Recent research work )

    So finally, it got accepted in J. Phys. Chem. C and is now available on the journal homepage following this link. In this paper, we resolve the photokinetics alteration of fluorescent Rh6G molecules diffusing in a water-glycerol mixture within a single...

  • Training periods and PhD positions in optics & biophotonics

    29 octobre 2007 ( #Recent research work )

    The Mosaic group at the Institut Fresnel offers training periods for graduate students in optics and photonics. PhD positions are also available based on the different internship subjects, depending on the applicant’s profile and fundings (read more about...

  • Microscope Setup Views

    29 décembre 2006 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Maybe one of the most crucial part, which will never be published in a paper ! The main picture shows the microscope at the left, the lasers at the center back, and the confocal detection at the forefront right. There are many optical parts, each has...

  • SPP3 conference

    25 juin 2007 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Now back from the third international conference in surface plasmon photonics in Dijon () last week. A very nice thing is that the abstract book is freely available on the net at http://www.plasmonanodevices.org/spp3/index.html and reports at a glance...

  • Workshop : Plasmonics in biology and medicine

    22 octobre 2007 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    I’ll attend (and give a talk) at the next workshop on plasmonics in biology and medicine, to be held on Friday December 14th 2007 at ESPCI, 10 rue vauquelin 75005, Paris Visit the website : http://gdr2588.ibl.fr/plasmon/intro_plasmonique.php Registration...

  • Arjeplog Lapland

    28 décembre 2006 ( #Fancy lab )

    To brighten the scope of this blog, here is a new category about various fancy things and thoughts. My best way to end up a scientific meeting (and the rush of the few days before) is to take advantage of it to discover new places and cultures. Following...

  • Boost your experimental research work

    03 février 2007 ( #Fancy lab )

    To get the experiments work properly, of course, much time has to be spent, much care has to be taken, BUT this is (generally) not enough. There is a third point, which each expert knows, but mostly no one discusses about : the Experiment’s God needs...

  • French elections

    11 mai 2007 ( #Fancy lab )

    Mr S., the newly elected French president, publicly affirms that paedophilia and suicide are genetically determined. A positive point is that we no more feel ashamed for our president’s irrelevant opinions. Nevertheless, the next five years are going...

  • Demonstration microscope and Fourier optics

    16 janvier 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    As an interdisciplinary project for students of the Ecole Centrale Marseille, a joint team with my lab developed a demonstration version of a trinocular microscope. The aim is to introduce students to the principles of image formation, Fourier optics,...

  • Latest paper published

    21 janvier 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Now it’s made available online : D. Gerard et al, Phys Rev B 77, 045413 (2008) Briefly, we experimentally compare the properties of circular nanoapertures milled in gold and aluminium to enhance the fluorescence of dyes diffusing within the nanoapertures....

  • Latest publication : plasmon-assisted enhancement in a single nanoaperture

    20 février 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Published recently in Optics Express, it’s freely available at : http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2276 A single nanometric aperture surrounded by a circular channel groove in a metallic screen can increase the electric field intensity...

  • Latest paper published : emission and excitation enhancements in single gold nanoapertures

    14 mars 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Released in the march 03rd issue of Optics Express : we detail the role of single nanometric apertures milled in a gold film to enhance the fluorescence emission of Alexa Fluor 647 molecules. By “detailing”, we mean we characterise the effects of the...

  • NanoLum workshop presentations

    03 avril 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Full text presentations of the NanoLum workshop (luminescence of nano-objects) are freely available on the net : http://nanolum.univ-lyon1.fr/spip.php?article95 . For an introduction to topics related to nanophotonics, it’s nice to have a look at this...

  • Next international conferences

    06 mai 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    The following meetings are scheduled : - France/Taiwan Frontier of Science Symposium, Taiwan, June 26-27 http://www-direction.inria.fr/international/ASIE_OCEANIE/FoS_France_Taiwan/ - Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics, Tilton NH, July 26-31 htt...

  • ResearcherID world resource

    07 mai 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    By clicking on the “published papers” link on the left, you’ll be redirected to the ResearcherID webpage, which contains an additional link to the ResearcherID new features “Labs”. Alternatively, this can be accessed directly by http://labs.researcherid.com/mashlets/rid/?rid=A-5657-2008...

  • French-Taiwanese symposium on Frontiers of Sciences

    15 juillet 2008 ( #Fancy lab )

    Back from the first French-Taiwanese symposium on Frontiers of Sciences, which was held in Taiwan from 25th to 29th of June this year. I’m very pleased to have attended this stimulating exchange. Taking some distance from the everyday’s lab work is always...

  • OMNT article selection

    15 juillet 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    This trimester’s selection is pretty short (sorry, I’m in a rush to finish several research projects). I pointed out a contribution of Jordan Gerton’s team in Optics Express : http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-9-6183 The papers points...

  • Gordon Research Conference : Plasmonics

    26 août 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Back from the Plasmonics GRC in Tilton NH last July. As a synthesis, here is my selection of the top 10 hot stuff / challenges in the field for the next years, from the list that was written at the end of the meeting. The list was voluntary limited to...

  • Latest paper published : microspheres for fluorescence detection

    05 septembre 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Just published in September 1 issue of Analytical Chemistry : Disposable Microscope Objective Lenses for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Using Latex Microspheres An inexpensive low numerical aperture lens is used instead of a costly conventional...

  • Next conference : European Optical Society Annual Meeting

    24 septembre 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Paris September 29th – October 2nd, several talks related to my work are planned : 09/29 TOM1 12:50 : J. Wenger et al “Dielectric microspheres to enhance single molecule fluorescence detection” 10/01 TOM4 13:50 : P. Ferrand et al “Direct observation of...

  • Latest paper : single molecule fluorescence close to microspheres

    01 octobre 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Published in September 15th issue of Optics Express : http://oe.osa.org/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-16-19-15297 It’s the first experimental and theoretical report of a new effect : the 3-axis subwavelength confinement of light by a high refractive index microsphere....

  • Latest paper published : review nanoapertures

    11 décembre 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    In the November issue of Histochemistry and Cell Biology : open access to download here Abstract: During the past years, nanophotonics has provided new approaches to study the biological processes below the optical diffraction limit. How single molecules...

  • Plasmonics Summer School 2009

    22 décembre 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    This is a project for a summer school devoted to the foundations and applications of plasmonics, to be held on the island of Porquerolles (France) from September 13th to September 17th. We’re hoping to get a bunch of brilliant speakers for the lessons....

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