Lundi 2 décembre 2013
The Institut Fresnel at Marseille is seeking to recruit talented, enthusiastic young scientists who are highly motivated to boost their research career in the areas of nanophotonics and
biophotonics and join the prestigious European Erasmus Mundus Doctorate program Europhotonics.
Check out the five open PhD positions in nanophotonics and biophotonics and enjoy the living in the South of France:
Vendredi 29 novembre 2013
As the ACS ads puts it, it is no longer sufficient to publish not to perish, your paper
needs to be found. The good news is that scientific editors come to maximize the benefit we (and they) can get from search engine optimization for scientific papers.Check the links, your abstract will never look the same...
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Interestingly, I didn't find any of these speaking about getting your research article freely accessible via open access or redeposition websites. Business is business
Vendredi 15 novembre 2013
Collecting each and every photon that a single molecule emits is a major goal in nanophotonic devices. To boost extraction efficiencies, the
two mainstream strategies are on one hand plasmonics to enhance local field strengths and induce antenna effects, and on the other hand photonic crystals that aim to redirect light using strong
dispersion at photonic band edges.
In a recent ACS Nano publication, we bridge the gap between these
two opposite but complementary approaches and demonstrate a general strategy based on a plasmonic analog of photonic crystals. We show that already small plasmonic crystals patterned in gold film
result in strong directionality of emission for molecules located in the structure.
This work pioneers the control of directionality by coherent coupling in finite antenna arrays driven by a single emitter. Moreover, it
demonstrates that fluorescence radiation patterns can be designed at will by engineering surface plasmon Bloch modes. These results open a rich toolbox to engineer single photon emitters to emit selectively in particular angles, polarization states, or in
more exotic beam proﬁles.
Jeudi 10 octobre 2013
Mardi 8 octobre 2013
Optimizing the resonant properties of complex optical antennas is often a complex and time-consuming task. To ease the computational process and provide physical guidelines to the design
optimization, we introduced in a publication in Physical Review A (highlighted as Rapid Publication) the so-called
Weierstrass factorization theorem as a new tool in nanophotonics. We demonstrated that the scattering matrix can be decomposed exactly into a set of Lorentzian resonances over an arbitrary broad
frequency range, and that the finding of these anomalies accurately determines all the scattering properties. This powerful approach does not require any fitting parameters and can take into
account consistently an arbitrary number of modes. It can be applied to a broad range of cases, as we will show in forthcoming papers.