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  • 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 : nanoaperture enhanced fluorescence for fast FCS analysis

    28 janvier 2009 ( #Recent research work )

    Published in January 15th issue of Analytical Chemistry : http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac8024015 The manuscript presents a thorough study of the signal-to-noise improvement in Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) measurements within a nanoaperture....

  • Research highlighted by CNRS Le Journal

    31 mars 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Our recent research results on single molecule fluorescence control with nanoantennas have just been highlighted in the April issue of CNRS Le Journal, the monthly magazine presenting the most recent scientific results obtained within the CNRS. See the...

  • Background-free optical fiber probe for Raman spectroscopy

    12 novembre 2012 ( #Recent research work )

    Optical fiber probes are generating a large interest for portable Raman spectrometers. However, the use of conventional fibers is severely limited by the high luminescence background generated in the silica, which complicates the signal processing and/or...

  • C'Nano PACA project funded

    24 juillet 2009 ( #Recent research work )

    Antensat : Antennes plasmoniques sous saturation de fluorescence : ultralocalisation lumineuse et émission exaltée. (Technologies Innovantes / Biologie et Santé) Porteur : Jérôme Wenger, Institut Fresnel / CNRS UMR6133 Partenaire : Christian Dominici,...

  • 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...

  • OMNT annual meeting 2011

    14 décembre 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    My colleague Renaud Bachelot will give a seminar on plasmonic nanosources of light during the next annual meeting of the French Observatory of Micro and Nano Technologies OMNT. If you have the opportunity to attend to this series of seminars, don't miss...

  • Erasmus Mundus Master & Doctorate

    12 novembre 2009 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The Erasmus Mundus program EUROPHOTONICS financed by the European Community will start in september 2010. EUROPHOTONICS (see website : http://www.europhotonics.org) is divided in two parts : MASTER and DOCTORATE in the field of PHOTONICS. For the Master,...

  • 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...

  • Upcoming conference: SPIE Photonics Europe 2014

    02 avril 2014 ( #Recent research work )

    Jerome will attend SPIE Photonics Europe 2014 conference in Brussels on April 14-17. He will present four contributions from the group: Paper 9126-57 Plasmonic nanoantennas for enhanced single molecule analysis at high concentrations (invited paper) Paper...

  • 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...

  • Bert Hecht visits the Fresnel Institute

    24 septembre 2012 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    It's a great pleasure to welcome Prof. Bert Hecht for a colloquium on Sept. 27th 2pm (Ponte amphitheater). Nano-Optics: From optical antennas to atomic-scale confinement of optical fields Abstract: In 1959, when nanoscience as we know it today was still...

  • Nanoapertures to enhance energy transfer between molecules

    19 août 2014 ( #Recent research work )

    Energy transfer between molecules is promoted when they are set in an environment that confines light The energy transfer between molecules is an essential phenomenon for photosynthesis, photovoltaics and biotechnology. Now, thanks to the work of the...

  • Sarkozy éclairé : excellent !

    04 février 2009 ( #Fancy lab )

    Une réponse intéressante du conseil scientifique du CNRS : "Le Conseil scientifique du CNRS réuni le 27 janvier 2009 s’associe à la forte émotion des personnels de la recherche provoquée par le discours du Président de la République du 22 janvier 2009....

  • Demonstrating scientific independence

    04 mars 2011 ( #Fancy lab )

    Last week, I had a (long) discussion with French colleagues about the most relevant way to show scientific independence. The issue in France is that as young researchers (age typically < 40), we are NOT intended to run our own group, but have to be integrated...

  • 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....

  • Multi-focus FCS with photonic nanojets arrays

    02 octobre 2014 ( #Recent research work )

    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...

  • Latest article: imaging the Gouy phase shift in photonic nanojets

    03 septembre 2012 ( #Recent research work )

    Recently released in Optics Letters, our article reports on the use of a commercial wavefront sensor to directly monitor and image the Gouy phase shift in photonic nanojets created by micrometer-sized dielectric spheres. Compared to previous demonstrations,...

  • Nano Letters paper published online

    21 janvier 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    Our study on fluorescence enhancement and beaming in nanoapertures with circular corrugations has just been released on the Nano Letters website. See the abstract here. A free reprint (for personal use only) can be downloaded here. Rationale: A wide range...

  • Assistant Professor position in Marseille : nanophotonics & biophotonics

    05 février 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The Fresnel Institute at the University of Marseilles (http://www.fresnel.fr), a leading laboratory in the field of Optics, Electromagnetism and Image Processing invites applications for an Associate Professor level position in the field of Biophotonics....

  • Latest article: analyzing fluorescence

    02 septembre 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    Fluorescence is a powerful and versatile method that is widely used in several scientific fields. However, when it comes to analyze the origin of a given fluorescence signal (i.e. calibrating the excitation intensity, the number of emitters and their...

  • Invited talk at SPP6 conference Ottawa

    28 mars 2013 ( #Recent research work )

    Deep's abstract on Plasmonic nanoantennas for enhanced single molecule analysis at micromolar conentrations has just been promoted for invited talk presentation at the 6th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics SPP6. As a teaser, our main...

  • France-Japan Workshop on Nanophotonics

    06 juillet 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Un séminaire thématique franco-japonais sur la nanophotonique est organisé du 07 au 09 novembre 2011 au Japon (région Ise Kanko, entre Osaka et Tokyo). L'objectif est de permettre une meilleure connaissance des acteurs japonais de la nanophotonique et...

  • Optical Antennas Book Released

    22 janvier 2013 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Now available from Cambridge University Press, the Optical Antennas book edited by Mario Agio and Andrea Alu. This consistent and systematic review of recent advances in optical antenna theory and practice brings together leading experts in the fields...

  • SPIE Photonics West Proceedings 2

    02 avril 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Following in SPIE Photonics West conference in last January, we have a second proceedings paper published. This one corresponds to an invited contribution. Enhanced fluorescence from metal nanoapertures: physical characterizations and biophotonic applications...

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