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Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    Activities:

Our group is focused on the study of the optical response of nanostructured materials. We develop theory to explain and unveil new physical phenomena associated with the interaction of light with such materials. In particular, we investigate plasmons in nanoparticles and nanostructures, as well as the interaction of these plasmons with molecules. We provide theory to interpret and extend electron-microscope-based spectroscopy. We are also interested in exploring exotic quantum and classical phenomena involving the optical response of nanostructures, such as quantum vacuum friction, collective optical modes in graphene, and molecular plasmons.

Expertise in many-body and condensed-matter theory, optical response at the nanoscale both from first-principles and based upon classical electromagnetism, interaction of fast-electrons/ions with nanostructures. Powerful computational tools for solving Maxwell’s equations (boundary-element method, multiple scattering, etc.), Schrödinger’s equation, and linear-response problems (e.g., RPA expansions for many different physical systems).

    Collaborations:
      Nanophotonics:
    • Luis Liz-Marzán, Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain
    • Ramón Alvarez-Puebla, URV, Tarragona, Spain
    • Peter Nordlander, Naomi Halas, Rice University, TX, USA
    • Zheyu Fang, Beijing University, China
    • Niek Van Hulst, Romain Quidant, Frank Koppens, Darrick Chang, ICFO, Castelldefels, Spain
    • Francisco Meseguer, CSIC-UPV, Valencia, Spain
    • Na Liu, MPI, Stuttgart, Germany
      Electron Microscopy:
    • Harry Atwater, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
    • Sunshine Chen, Nacional University of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Christian Colliex, Mathieu Kociak, Odile Stephan, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
    • Albert Polman, AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Archie Howie, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    • Naoki Yamamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    • Nikolay Zheludev, ORC, University of Southampton, UK

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Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    Former Group Members
  • Christin David, PhD student
  • Juan Manuel Plaza, PhD student
  • Andrea Marini, Postdoctoral researcher
  • José Ramón Martínez, PhD student
  • Lijun Meng, PhD student
  • Vahagn Mkhitaryan, PhD student
  • Iván Silveiro, PhD student
  • Jacob Swain, PhD student

Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    PhD Theses
  • Plasmonic response of graphene nanostructures I. Silveiro

Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo