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  • Do you want to give a boost to your h index ?

    21 septembre 2010 ( #Fancy lab )

    With a title like this, I'm sure my blog will receive much visits from search engines . If you came here while looking for some h index or h factor data, then you'll already wasting your time. Procrastinate a few more minutes to this very well written...

  • Next conference : EOS annual meeting 2010

    06 octobre 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Meet me at the TOM3 Nanophotonics and Metamaterials during the next annual meeting of the European Optical Society. I'll have a talk on Thursday October 28th 10am. While most of the presentation should focus on our recent methods to experimentally characterize...

  • Latest paper: single nanoaperture SERS

    07 octobre 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    My team has released an article in the October 7th issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. A wide range of studies had been recently devoted to nanoaperture arrays as substrates to enhance the Raman scattering spectrocopy of adsorbed molecules....

  • In the magazine: portable single molecule fluorescence sensor

    14 octobre 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Following up with the story of the smallest single molecule detection apparatus ever, and first portable FCS system with true single molecule routine sensitivity, my team has recently published a technical note in the Spectra Analyse magazine. This is...

  • Latest article: enhanced two-photon excitation of fluorescence

    04 novembre 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Two-photon excitation of single fluorescent molecules has generated much interest and expectations, especially for analytical sciences. However, current demonstrations struggle with low two-photon fluorescence rate per molecule and/or high background....

  • Cool video: iso-microscopy

    23 novembre 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Isotropic single-objective microscopy (ISO-microscopy) is a novel method developed by colleagues at the Fresnel Institute to overcome the limits set by diffraction in optical microscopy. With ISO-microscopy, light is focused into an isotropic spherical...

  • Latest article: enhanced second harmonic generation on nanoapertures

    07 décembre 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    My team has recently published a study on second harmonic generation on single gold nanoapertures. This was released in the December 1st issue of Optics Letters. You can find a free reprint here. Metal nanostructures are interesting emitters for second...

  • Training project / Internship / PhD position nanophotonics

    08 décembre 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Currenly open is a position for undergraduate internship training project working on nanophotonics for advanced fluorescence sensing and single molecule detection. More details are given here. Relevant candidates have a physics, biophysics or engineering...

  • 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...

  • Surface enhanced fluorescence

    23 décembre 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    A certain fraction of the visits paid to my blog every month come here through searching for surface-enhanced fluorescence. So I guess writing up a few words about this effect isn't totally useless... Surface-enhanced fluorescence deals with the improvement...

  • Scientific achievements 2007-2010

    01 janvier 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    On January 05-06th, the entire Fresnel Institute will be evaluated regarding its activities during the 2007-2010 period. The final slide of my presentation for this evaluation will summarize the main achievements (see the links to read more): 2007: live...

  • 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...

  • NanoBioPhotonics Conferences selection 2011

    31 janvier 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Here is a quick list of conferences where my group's work will be presented. It also provides a short selection of European conferences on nano-bio-photonics, check the weblinks: - March 14th: invited seminar at FOM-AMOLF, Amsterdam - March 17th: "Antennas...

  • Research highlighted by CNRS

    03 février 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    Our latest research published in a Nano Letters article has been selected by the CNRS in the "highlighted news" section. Here is an English version: Molecular Nano-Headlight: turning a single molecule into a bright source of light Looking for single molecules...

  • Assistant Professor position open on nanophotonics

    02 mars 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The Fresnel Institute is hiring a top qualified researcher to fill an assistant professor (Maitre de Conference in French) position. The research topic will primarily deal with theoretical simulations of nanophotonics. Read the full details here, and...

  • Summer School on Plasmonics Porquerolles SSOP 2

    02 mars 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Many of you were awaiting it (I can see it from the visits and research keywords pointing to this blog), here it comes for your greatest nanoplasmonic pleasure : the Summer School on Plasmonics 2nd edition 2011 in the beautiful Porquerolles island. Book...

  • 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...

  • Nanophotonics Assistant Professor position open

    18 mars 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Only one week left until the application deadline ! The Fresnel Institute is seeking a top qualified researcher to fill an assistant professor (Maitre de Conference in French) position. The research topic will primarily deal with theoretical simulations...

  • 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...

  • Top Gun Day is May 13th !!

    06 mai 2011 ( #Fancy lab )

    Forget about administrative work, prepare yourself for the next Top Gun Day coming up next Friday. What is Top Gun Day ? Check the original TGD website. Top Gun quotes to insert in your next (scientific) conference talk : "The further on the edge, the...

  • Latest article : fluorescence directional sorting with antennas

    23 mai 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    Despite intense recent research on optical antennas, tuning the directionality of fluorescence emission remains an open challenge for emitters with random positions and orientations. We address this issue in a recent Nano Letters report, and propose a...

  • OMNT nanophotonic articles selection

    28 juin 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Below are a few articles that I recently selected for the OMNT. “Video-Rate Molecular Imaging in Vivo with Stimulated Raman Scattering” ; Brian G. Saar, Christian W. Freudiger, Jay Reichman, C. Michael Stanley, Gary R. Holtom, X. Sunney Xie, Science 330,...

  • Surface-enhanced fluorescence with corrugated nanoapertures

    04 juillet 2011 ( #Recent research work )

    Subwavelength apertures milled in metallic films are receiving a growing interest to tailor light at the nanoscale, and improve the detection methods of single molecules. In an article published in the July 04th issue of Optics Express, we quantify the...

  • 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...

  • PhD Defense Heykel Aouani

    24 août 2011 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    My coworker Heykel Aouani will defend his PhD on September 08th (13:00, Ponte Amphi). The thesis is entitled "Optical nanoantennas to enhance and control molecular fluorescence in subwavelength volumes". Thesis committee: - Prof. Romain Quidant (ICFO...

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