Nano-optics : an enabling tool for basic research and technology

Romain Quidant
ICFO - Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:15 p.m. — room Jaures (29 rue d’Ulm)

Twenty years of extensive research in the field of nanooptics have enabled us to considerably advance light control on the nanometer scale. Beyond the original peak of inflated expectation, the assets of nanooptics over other technologies became clearer along with its limitations. More recently, the field has entered into the slope of enlightenment in which its actual contribution to both basic research and novel technologies has been better identified. In this talk, following a general introduction on the main assets of nano-optics, we will review different aspects of our research where nano-optical resonators are used as an enabling technology that can benefit a wide range of scientific disciplines, all the way from fundamental physics to biomedicine.

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