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Electron Beam Spectroscopy for Nanophotonics (EBSN-2017)


October 24th, 2017 Workshop Chairs: Javier García de Abajo (ICFO), Albert Polman (AMOLF), Mathieu Kociak (CNRS) Web site: http://EBSN2017.icfo.eu


The research area of nanophotonics, the study of light at the nanoscale, has experienced a dramatic growth in the recent years. To further advance this field, it is essential to develop novel characterization techniques that are able to generate, probe, and control light at length scales far below the diffraction limit of light.

Recently, electron-beam spectroscopies have emerged as powerful probes in nanophotonics research, fueled by the advent of improved microscopes and the exploration of brand new techniques. In particular, taking advantage of the extremely high spatial resolution in electron beam microscopy, novel techniques have emerged that combine the use of these probes with optical spectroscopy. Cathodoluminescence imaging spectroscopy (CL) and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) use high-energy beams in an SEM or TEM to gather information on photonic modes with an unbeaten combination of spectral and spatial resolutions. Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) enable electron beam spectroscopies to be performed at lower energies and are also becoming increasingly popular to provide insight into optical phenomena at the nanoscale. Photon-induced near-field electron microscopy (PINEM) and newly emerging techniques that combine photon-ebeam interactions are revealing ultrafast phenomena with an unprecedented combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolutions.

This workshop aims to review the state-of-the-art in electron spectroscopy for nanophotonics and provide an atmosphere that facilitates interactions between researchers in this area. The 3-day workshop is organized with a “Gordon-conference” format. Oral presentations are given by invited speakers and poster presentations may be accepted upon the submission of a 100-word abstract. A few time slots are reserved for late-news oral presentations, based on submitted abstracts. Abstract submission and registration details are available at the workshop web site EBSN 2017. The registration fee is 200€. (See important deadlines below.) Workshop attendance is limited to 100 attendees.

List of Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • ARCHIE HOWIE
  • CHRISTOPH LIENAU
  • CLAUS ROPERS
  • FABRIZIO CARBONE
  • FEMIUS KOENDERINK
  • FRANK DE JONG
  • GIANLUIGI BOTTON
  • GWENOLÉ JACOPIN
  • JACOB HOOGENBOOM
  • JENS BIEGERT
  • JOANNE ETHERIDGE
  • JOHAN VERBEECK
  • JOM LUITEN
  • MARK BRONGERSMA
  • MARTIN AESCHLIMANN
  • MAUREEN LAGOS
  • MIKAEL KÄLL
  • NAHID TALEBI
  • NIKOLAY ZHELUDEV
  • PETER HOMMELHOFF
  • RODOLFO MIRANDA
  • SOPHIE MEURET
  • ULRICH HOHENESTER

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: June 30, 2017
  • Final program: July 31, 2017
  • Deadline for pre-registration: August 31, 2017
  • EBSN Workshop: October 25-27, 2017

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