IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Plasmonics Workshop  

Part of the LEOS 30th Anniversary Program and cosponsored by the Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
Wednesday, October 10, 17, 24, 30*, November 7, 2007, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

The accelerating rise of plasmonics, a technology that squeezes electromagnetic waves into minuscule nano-structures, is promising to lead to a new generation of super-fast computer chips, smaller and brighter LEDs and super-compact lasers, ultra-sensitive chemical and biological detectors for homeland security and cancer treatment, and even meta-materials for practical invisibility cloaks. To learn about this amazing new technology and separate fact from science fiction, attend this local LEOS Workshop to discover the latest results at the cutting edge of these technologies from ten of the foremost academic researchers in this field, brought to Boston from across the US this fall just for this workshop.

October 10, 2007

Plasmonics - The Missing Link for Chipscale Technologies Slides

Prof. Mark L. Brongersma, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Optical Metamaterials: from Magnetics with Rainbow Colors to Negative-Index and Cloaking Slides

Prof. Vladimir M. Shalaev, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

October 17, 2007

Nanostructures by the Square Yard: Large Area Plasmonic and Negative-Index Materials Slides

Prof. Steve R. Brueck, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Sub-Wavelength Imaging In Mid-Infrared: From Superlensing To Plasmonic Endoscopes Slides

Prof. Gennady Shvets, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

October 24, 2007

Resonant Transmission Through Sub-Wavelength Holes In Thick Metal Films Slides

Dr. Jorge Bravo-Abad, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Plasmonics at Terahertz and Mid-Infrared Frequencies Slides

Prof. Richard Averitt, Boston University, Boston, MA

October 30, 2007

The Optical Antenna: A Versatile Tool for Nanophotonics Slides

Prof. Ken Crozier, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Electric and Magnetic Surface Plasmons on Metamaterials Slides

Prof. Willie J. Padilla, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

November 7, 2007

Coherent, Nonlinear, and Ultrafast Nanoplasmonics Slides

Prof. Mark I. Stockman, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Field Enhancement and Plasmon Localization in Aperiodic Deterministic Structures Slides

Prof. Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, Boston, MA

Wave-Bending Plasmonic Elements, Nanocircuits with Light, and Metaplasmonic Structures Slides

Prof. Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Cosponsored by:

Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology

For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi (, Plasmonics Workshop-Technical Program Committee Chair
2) Matt Emsley (, Plasmonics Workshop-Steering Committee Co-Chair
3) Bill Nelson (, Plasmonics Workshop-Steering Committee Co-Chair