- A touch of gold makes glass more see through
: How to make gold more transparent than glass.
- Harnessing plasmonics on a chip
: Read Nature Photonics report on the recent advances in plasmonics.
- Ali Mansourian has joint the project to pursue his PhD work.
- Nanophotonics Foresight Report
has been published by the Nanophotonics Europe Association with contributions from Stefan Maier and Anatoly Zayats. The hidden face of nanophotonics
: Read also Nature Photonics editorial on the report publication.
- Plasmonics May Hold Key to All-Optical Chips
Photonics Spectra magazine alerts about the project results which will be reported at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Congress in San Diego.
- 3 new projects have been developed during the creativity@home exercise. First reports are expected at the 24 month meeting.
- The 18 month Project and Advisory Board meeting has taken place at King's College London. Strong progress has been noted.
- 2 PhD studentships are available at KCL to EU students to work on active plasmonic devices. Contact Professor Anatoly Zayats or apply on-line via Admissions web-site
- The most nonlinear material: plasmonic metamaterial engineered for ultrafast all-optical switching has been reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Read King's College press release
and Argonne National Laboratory press release
- Ryan McCarron has been awarded a diploma and a prize sponsored by the publisher Springer for the Best Student Oral Presentation at the European Optical Society annual meeting (EOSAM-2010) in Paris. Ryan's work is supported by the Active Plasmonics project and INTEL Corporation.
- Anatoly Zayats and Stefan Maier represented the project at the Nanophotonics Foresight meeting organised by Nanophotonics Europe Association to discuss industrial impact of nanophotonics in Europe. Plasmonics prominently featured as an enabling technology in all categories identified by Photonics21 as priority directions for European industry.
- The 12 month project meeting has taken place in London on 11 October 2010. Strong progress has been reported with 25 articles and 66 conference papers published.
- Rupert Outlon won EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship.
- Approaches to SPP amplification were presented by the project team at the Metamaterials Congress 2010.
- Nano-optics and Near-field Spectroscopy Group is relocating to King's College London
, where Professor Zayats will lead Experimental Biophysics and Nanotechnology at the Department of Physics.
- Several project achievements have been presented at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Congress at San Diego by IC and QUB teams.
- Congratulations to Yannick Sonnefraud who become Leverhulme Fellow.
- Hyperspectral SNOM imaging
technique has been developed that enables investigation of broadband plasmonics.
- CMOS-compatible plasmonic waveguide
concept developed within the project has been presented at the OSA Integrated Photonics Conference.
- Congratulations to Stefan Maier who has been awarded the IoP Patterson medal.
- Figure of merit for comparison of performance of active plasmonic and photonic waveguide-based devices introduced in Electro-optic switching element for dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polariton waveguides
- Congratulations to Daniel O'Connor who successfully defended his PhD degree.
- Congratulations to Professor Kim who has taken up appointment at Imperial College London.
- The third plasmonic revolution
- Daniel O'Connor and Anatoly Zayats describe in Nature Nanotechnology how plasmonics helps to revolutionise data storage.
- Alexey Krasavin joined the project.
- Amplified spontaneous emission of SPPs
has been demonstrated.
- Several project achievements have been presented at the SPIE Photonics Europe Conference by IC and QUB teams.
- Stephane Kena-Cohen joined the project.
- Congratulations to Stefan Maier who was awarded the Sackler Prize for Physical Sciences.
- 2 PhD studentships are available at QUB to EC students to work on active plasmonic devices -CLOSED-.
- Antonio Lupi joined the project.
- The 6 month project meeting and Advisory Board meeting have taken place
in Belfast on 5 February 2010.
- PhD studentship is available at IC to work on metal/organic interface for the development of sources, detectors and modulators -CLOSED-.
- Daniel O'Connor joined the project.
- PhD studentship is available immediately at QUB to work on
integrated plasmonic sources -CLOSED-.
- Stephane Kena-Cohen and Antonio Lupi will join the project early in
- The 6 month project meeting and Advisory Board meeting will take place
in Belfast on 5 February 2010.
- Congratulations to Dr Joerg Schilling who has taken up appointment as junior professor at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle, Germany.
- Project working meeting has taken place in London on 21 October 2009.
- Ryan McCarron and Jon Breeze joined the project.
- Hiring PhD students and post-docs @ QUB and IC -CLOSED-.
- Joint QUB-IC press release
- Project kick-off meeting has taken place in Belfast on 10 July 2009.
- Project press-release
of 10 July 2009.