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Plasmon Nano-Optics

Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant

    Activities:

Our research focuses on the interaction of light with nanostructures and in particular with metallic nanoparticles supporting plasmonic resonances. Activities cover both fundamental and applied research. Basic research is mainly directed towards enhanced light/matter interaction for quantum optics and optomechanics. From a more applied viewpoint, the group investigates news strategies to control light and heat at the nanometer scale for biomedical applications, including early detection and photothermal therapy of cancer.

    Funding:
  • ERC Starting Grant PLASMOLIGHT (#259196) 2010-2015
  • ERC Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Grant PELO, 2011-2012
  • ERC Consolidator Grant QnanoMECA, 2015-2019
  • ERC Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Grant SMARTLENS, 2015-2016
  • Plan Nacional MECANANO, 2014-2016
  • Fundació CELLEX Barcelona

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Plasmon Nano-Optics

Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant

    Former Group Members
  • Srdjan Acimovic, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Yury Alaverdyan, Research fellow
  • Guillaume Frederic M Baffou, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Beatriz Baselga, PhD student
  • Johann Michel Berthelot, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Pascal Jean Frederich Berto, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Oto Brzobohaty, Visiting scientist
  • Jean Cesario, PhD student
  • Tieh-Ming Chang, PhD student
  • Sudhir Cherukulappurath, Research fellow
  • Philipp del Hougne, Research engineer
  • Jon Donner, PhD student
  • Luis Miguel Fidalgo, Research engineer
  • Rogério Fernandes, Visiting scientist
  • Christopher Galloway, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Michael Geiselmann, PhD student
  • Petru Virgil Ghenuche, PhD student
  • María Ujué González, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Reuven Gordon, Visiting scientist
  • Simó Graells, PhD student
  • Mathieu Louis Andre Juan, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Mark Kreuzer, Research fellow
  • Yann Louyer, Visiting professor
  • Renaud Marty, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Mangaka Matoetoe, Visiting scientist
  • Pau Mestres, PhD student
  • Valeria Mondiali, Visiting scientist
  • María Alejandra Ortega, PhD student
  • Sukanya Randhawa, PhD student
  • Raúl Alberto Rica, Research fellow
  • Maurizio Righini, PhD student
  • Marko Spasenovic, Research fellow
  • Sebastián Ariel Thompson, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Giorgio Volpe, PhD student
  • Elisabet Xifre, Research fellow
  • Anna Zelenina, PhD student

Plasmon Nano-Optics

Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant

    Invited Talks
  • Towards an integrated plasmonic analytical platform R. Quidant RICI5, San Sebastian, June 2013
  • Shining a (bright) light on the very small R. Quidant CLEO 2013, San Jose, US, June 2013
  • Plasmon Nano-Optics: Taming light on the nanoscale R. Quidant Ernst Abbe Lecture at the SPIE Optics and Optoelectronics, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2013
  • Shining a (bright) light on the very small R. Quidant SPP6, Ottawa, Canada, May 2013
  • Shining a (bright) light on the very small R. Quidant NanoSpain 2013, Bilbao, April 2013
  • Towards a integrated plasmonic analytical platform for early cancer diagnosis R. Quidant Multidisciplinary Workshop on Enabling technologies for Cancer research, Boston, US, March 2013
  • 3D optical manipulation of single electron spin R. Quidant PQE13, Snow Bird, USA, January 2013
  • Towards an integrated plasmonic analytical platform for early cancer diagnosis R. Quidant NFO12, San Sebastian, Spain, September 2012
  • Optical Antennas for enhanced light-matter interaction Workshop on plasmonics, Erlangen, Germany, August 2012 R. Quidant
  • Plasmon Nano-optics:Taming light on the nanoscale for enhanced light-matter interaction R. Quidant 13èmes Journées de la Matière Condensée, Montpellier, France, August 2012
  • Bright and hot surface plasmons R. Quidant Molecular Nano and Biophotonics Workshop, Hyères, France, June 2012
  • Plasmonic invisibility carpet R. Quidant CNRS workshop on cloaking, Paris, France, May 2012
  • Molecular plasmonics and its application to nanochemistry, biosensing and single photon sources R. Quidant E-MRS 2012 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, May 2012
  • Optical antennas and their applications to optical trapping and sensing R. Quidant GDR Ondes, Nice, France, October 2011
  • Towards an integrated analytical platform for early cancer diagnosis R. Quidant CLP Day ICFO, October 2011
  • Optical antennas and their application to optical trapping and sensing R. Quidant International workshop on optical antenna and hybrid quantum systems, Bad Honnef, Germany, September 2011
  • Towards an integrated plasmonic analytical platform for early cancer detection R. Quidant International workshop on plasmonic sensing and spectroscopy, Chalmers, Sweden, September 2011
  • Towards a deterministic control of Surface Plasmons R. Quidant International workshop on nanoplasmonics for Energy and Environement”, Sanxenxo, Spain, June 2011
  • Deterministic control of SPP fields R. Quidant SPP5, Busan, Korea, May 2011
  • When optofluidics meets plasmonics R. Quidant EOS/CLEO 2011, Munich, Germany, May 2011
  • Plasmon nano-optics: towards novel nanotools for biomedicine R. Quidant Photonics 2010, New Delhi, India, December 2010
  • Plasmon nano-optics: towards novel nanotools for biomedicine R. Quidant Passion for Knowledge, Donostia, Spain, September 2010
  • Deterministic control of surface plasmons R. Quidant PECS 2010, Granada, Spain, September 2010
  • Surface Plasmon nano-tweezers: Fundamentals and applications R. Quidant SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, USA, August 2010
  • Towards a deterministic dynamical control of plasmonics field R. Quidant SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, USA, August 2010
  • Nano-biophotonics R. Quidant Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR), Monterey, California, USA, July 2010
  • Plasmon Nano-optics: Harnessing light and heat at the nanoscale for Biosciences R. Quidant The International Conference of nanophotonics, Tsukuba, Japan, May 2010
  • Nanoplasmonics: Harnessing light and heat at the nanoscale for Biosciences R. Quidant Functionalized Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biosensing, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, April 2010
  • Perspectives of plasmonic nanostructures for biomedical applications R. Quidant International Workshop on Photonic Nanomaterials, Jena, Germany, March 2010
  • Plasmon nano-optics: Designing nanotools for biology and medicine R. Quidant MediNano2, Athens, Grece, October 2009
  • Shaping the optical and thermal properties of plasmonic nanostructures for biological applications R. Quidant Sir Mark Oliphant Conference - NanophotonicsDown Under 2009, Melbourne, Autralia, June 2009
  • Manipulating matter with surface plasmons R. Quidant 2009 MRS Spring meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2009
  • Surface plasmons for micro- and nano-optical trapping R. Quidant IEEE LEOS winter Nanophotonics Topical meeting, Innsbruck, Austria, January 2009
  • Surface plasmon optics for enhanced light-matter interaction R. Quidant OSA annual meeting FiO 2008, Rochester (NY), USA, October 2008
  • The strength of surface plasmons R. Quidant Annual workshop of the network of excellence Phoremost, Barcelona, October 2008
  • Enhanced surface plasmon optical manipulation R. Quidant FiO 2008, Rochester (NY), USA, October 2008
  • Revisiting optics with surface plasmons R. Quidant 6th International Conference PHOTONICS PRAGUE 2008, Prague, Czec Republic, August 2008
  • Selective trapping in a plasmonic landscape R. Quidant Gordon conference in Plasmonics, Tilton (NH), USA, August 2008
  • Revisiting optics with surface plasmons R. Quidant 6th International Conference PHOTONICS PRAGUE 2008, Prague, Czec Republic, August 2008
  • Surface plasmon based optical manipulation R. Quidant SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego (CA), USA, August 2008
  • The strength of surface plasmons R. Quidant CLEO/IQEC 2008, San Jose, USA, May 2008
  • Revisiting optics with surface plasmons R. Quidant Frontiers in nanophotonics and plasmonics, Sao Paolo, Brazil, November 2007
  • Plasmon-based optical manipulation: a route toward optically driven lab-on-a-chip R. Quidant Frontiers in Optics 2007, San José (CA), USA, September 2007
  • Surface plasmon-based optical manipulation: towards ultra gentle nano-tweezers R. Quidant FiO 2007-Annual meeting OSA, San José (CA), USA, September 2007
  • Micro- and nano- manipulation with plasmon light R. Quidant SPP3, Dijon, France, June 2007
  • Plasmon-based optical manipulation R. Quidant CLEO Europe 2007, Munich, Germany, June 2007
  • Micro- and nano- manipulation with plasmon light R. Quidant Nanometa 2007, Seefeld, Austria, January 2007
  • Micro- and nano- manipulation with plasmon light R. Quidant International workshop on plasmonics and applications in nanotechnologies, Singapore, December 2006
  • Plasmon nano-optics: manipulating spatially and spectrally the optical near-field R. Quidant Phoremost Annual Workshop, Eraklion, Creta, October 2005
    Talks
  • Simultaneous, non-invasive measurement of local tissue hemodynamics, oxygen metabolism and gold nanorod concentration in vivo J. Morales-Dalmau, M. Mireles, J. Johansson, M. Martinez-Lozano, C. Vilches, V. Sanz, O. Casanovas, R. Quidant, T. Durduran OSA Biomedicals Topicals, Optical Society of America, 2016
  • Controlling surface plasmon propagation using pPhase change materials M. Rudé, R. E. Simpson, R. Quidant, V. Pruneri CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015, Munich, Germany, June 2015
    PhD Theses
  • Hybrid photonic-plasmonic devices with single nanoscale light sources E. Bermúdez Ureña
  • Desarrollo y validación de una plataforma optofluídica ultrasensible para la detección específica y selectiva de marcadores tumorales relevantes en oncología M. A. Ortega
  • Thermo - plasmonics: Controlling and probing temperature on the nanometer scale J. S. Donner
  • Dynamics of optically levitated nanoparticles in high vacuum J. Gieseler
  • Active control of surface plasmons in hybrid nanostructures S. Randhawa
  • Localized furface plasmon resonance for biosensing lab-on-a-chip applications S. S. Aćimović
  • Nanoscale spatial control of light in optical antennas G. Volpe
  • Plasmon-based optical trapping M. Righini
  • Creixement de nanoestructures plasmòniques mitjançant la deposició induïda per un feix d'electrons focalitzat S. Graells
  • Probing the near-field optical response of plasmon nanostructures with two-photon luminiscence microscopy P. Ghenuche

Plasmon Nano-Optics

Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant