IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Plasmonics Workshop  

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

November 7, 2007
7 PM

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Coherent, Nonlinear, and Ultrafast Nanoplasmonics Slides

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


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

Abstract:  This talk introduces and reviews new ideas and recent progress in coherent, nonlinear and ultrafast nanoplasmonics. It includes a brief Introduction to the topic and forefront, focus areas based partially on original contributions, including ultrafast, coherent, nonlinear, and stimulated phenomena. Spaser will be one of the focus points of the talk as an ultrafast generator of local optical field on nanoscale.  We will discuss nanolenses built of metal nanosphere and tapered polaritonic waveguides as concentrators of optical energy on nanoscale. Theory of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is one of the focal points of the talk. We also consider dynamic, controllable, ultrafast localization of optical energy on the nanoscale and nonlinear photoelectron emission coherently controlled by the phases of the ultrashort excitation pulses. We also consider a recent development based on the combination of the adiabatic concentration of optical energy on nanoscale and spatio-temporal modulation of surface plasmon polaritons. Finally, we discuss extreme nanoplasmonics where phenomena develop on the spatial scale of a few nanometers and temporal scale of hundreds attoseconds. We present both theory and available experimental data, and discuss applications of nanoplasmonics.


Biography:  Born in Kharkov (Ukraine), graduated with MS Degree in Physics from University of Novosibirsk (Russia). Received Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia); D.Sc. in Optics and Theoretical Physics from Institute of Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk, Russia). Emigrated to the US in 1990; worked at SUNY at Buffalo and Washington State University as a Visiting Professor. Presently, Professor of Physics at Georgia State University at Atlanta, GA, USA. Author of 135 research papers in major journals, and a number of book chapters. Delivered plenary and invited talks at major Conferences. Served as an invited Lecturer at international Colleges and Courses, including International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy), SPIE Meetings (San Jose and San Diego, CA, USA), Ecole Normale Supérieure (France), University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and others. Presented numerous lectures and colloquia at leading universities and research institutions around the world. Among these are Columbia University, Weizmann Institute of Technology, MIT, Harvard University, University of Chicago, Georgia Institute of Technology, Leiden University, Tel Aviv University, and many others). Scientific interests are in theoretical condensed matter and optical physics, nanooptics and nanoplasmonics.

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