DPG - Physics School "Nano - Antennas"

Su, 25.09.2011 18:00  –   Fr, 30.09.2011 14:00
H. Giessen, U Stuttgart, and S. Maier, Imperial College London
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Contact person:
Victor Gomer,


Advanced DPG Physics School
Nanoantennas and Hybrid Quantum Systems

supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation 25 - 30 September, 2011, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Harald Giessen (Stuttgart), Stefan Maier (London) and Daniel Dregely (Stuttgart)

Plasmonic nanoantennas have recently gained tremendous attention in the field of nanooptics. Antenna theory from the electrical engineering perspective and its transfer into the optical world, impedance matching, light concentration, emission and reception enhancement as well as increased directionality, tailoring of the local density of states, coupling to quantum emitters such as quantum dots and NV centers, the Purcell effect near nanoantennas, nonlinear effects, visible as well as near- and midinfrared applications, nanomanipulation of objects with light forces near nanoantennas, enhanced nonlinear optics, as well as antennaenhanced sensing are subjects of current interest.
The school aims at graduate students as well as postdocs at all levels. The speakers are world leaders in their field and will present introductory and overview lectures. The participants are encouraged to submit posters in order to stimulate lively discussions.