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Protein detection in a plasmonic dimer.
Plasmon nano-optics Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant


The intrinsic intensity and confinement of plasmon fields at the surface of noble metal nanostructures offer a great potential for the manipulation of light at the sub-wavelength scale. Through spatial and spectral engineering of plasmon properties, we aim at extending down to the nanometer scale key concepts and functionalities required for the elaboration of future nano-optical devices. Our research relies on a permanent interaction between modelling, nanofabrication and optical characterization. Activities include light control at the nanoscale, elaboration of 2-D plasmon-based optical elements, micro and nano-optical manipulation with plasmon fields as well as the study of heat generation at the nanoscale for biomedical applications.

Research engineer position in biochemistry available

Research Topics:
Available Resources:
  • Fs-Ti:Saph Lasers, OPO
  • Inverted Confocal microscopes
  • Leakage/Scattering microscope
  • Optical trapping set-up
  • Scanning near field optical microscope
  • ERC Starting Grant PLASMOLIGHT (#259196) 2010-2015
  • FP7 STREP SPEDOC (ICT-248835) 2010-2012, Coordinator: Romain Quidant (ICFO)
  • CONSOLIDER, Spanish Ministry of Sciences, #CSD2007-046, 2007-2012, coordinator: Niek van Hulst (ICFO)
  • Plan Nacional, FIS2010-14834 (PACO), 2011-2013
  • Fundació CELLEX Barcelona


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