Program

September 19th

08:15h

Registration

 

08:45h

Welcome Address

 

09:15h

NFO - in the beginning was the challenge...

Prof. Dieter Pohl, Formerly at IBM Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland

 

10:00h

Deep UV Raman and tip-enhanced Raman scattering microscopy

Prof. em. Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

 

10:45h

Coffee Break

 

11:15h 

SNOM - the impossible one

Prof. Niek van Hulst, Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain

 

12:00h

The Alchemy of Vacuum - Hybridizing Light and Matter

Prof. Thomas W. Ebbesen, USIAS, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

 

12:45h

Lunch Break

 

13:45h

Why minimal intensity holds maximum (resolution) power

Prof. Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

 

14:30h

Controlling Light-Matter Interactions on the Nanoscale

Prof. Lukas Novotny, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

 

15:15h

Poster Session and Coffee Break

 

16:00h

Lab Tour

 

18:00h

TBA

Prof. William E. Moerner, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

 

 

September 20th

09:15h

Optical Spectroscopy with Single Molecules and Gold Nanoparticles

Prof. Michel A. G. J. Orrit, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

 

10:00h

Quantitative FRET studies and integrative modeling unravel the structure and dynamics of biomolecular systems in vitro and in live cells

Prof. Claus A. M. Seidel, Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

10:45h

Coffee Break

 

11:15h

20 Years of CQED with Quantum Dots

Prof. Jean-Michel Gérard, CEA and Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France

 

12:00h 

Contributed Talks

 

Enhanced light emission form an optical antenna with ultra-small gap by inelastic electron tunneling

Prof. Alfred Meixner

 

Lasing, coherent perfect absorption, and unidirectional perfect transmission:
The wonderful non-hermitian world of light

Prof. Douglas Stone

 

12:40h

Lunch Break

 

14:00h

Coherent Ising Machine - Optical Neural Network operating at Quantum Limit

Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

 

14:45h

Exploring new Frontiers of Quantum Optical Science

Prof. Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

 

15:30h


Contributed Talks

 

Towards superfocusing SNOM tips: Coupling of surface plasmon polaritons to dielecric waveguide modes in tapered ring-profile fibers

Prof. Thomas Pertsch

 

Combining cold atoms and nanoscale waveguides: generation, storage and reflection of single photons


Prof. Julien Laurat

 

16:10h

Coffee Break

16:30h

Applying precision quantum measurement

Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

 

17:15h

Polarization vortices and transverse angular momentum of light: a polarization Möbius strip, a nano light house and photonics wheels

Prof. Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

 

18:00h

Round Table

September 21st

08:45h

The Optical-Antenna LED. Faster than the Laser

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

 

09:30h

Revisiting thermal radiation in the near field

Prof. Jean-Jacques Greffet, Institute d'optique, Palaiseau, France

 

10:15h

Coffee & Poster Session

 

11:45h

Photonic bandgaps, magic cavities, and subradiance in microwave circuit-QED systems

Prof. Oskar Painter, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

 

12:30h

Lunch Break

 

13:30h

Sub-wavelength control of electromagnetic waves for energy applications

Prof. Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

 

14:15h

Einstein and Quantum Mechanics: It's Not What You Think

Prof. Douglas Stone, Yale University, New Haven, Conneticut, USA

 

15:00h

Final Remarks

 

15:30h

Social Program