Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Wednesday, 29th of August 2012

until 12.00 Arrival in Erlangen and check-ins at the hotels
12.00 - 14.00 Welcome snack and meeting for lab tours at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
14.00 - 17.30 Lab tours at the MPI for the Science of Light and Cluster of Excellence EAM sites, bus transfer will be organized
19.00* Welcome dinner at Zen Bar and Restaurant, Erlangen

*For invited guests


Thursday, 30th of August 2012

08.00 - 08.30

Check-in for all participants at the workshop venue

08.30 - 08.45

Welcome address
(Ulf Peschel and Vahid Sandoghdar)

08.45 - 09.30

Plasmonic nanostructures with tunable carrier densities
Harry A. Atwater

09.30 - 10.15

Light control with metal nanostructures
Kobus Kuipers

10.15 - 10.45

Coffee break with the possibility to put up the posters
10.45 - 11.30

Photonics beyond diffraction limit: Plasmonic waveguide, cavities and integrated laser circuits,
Xiang Zhang

11.30 - 12.15

Surface plasmon optics: from negative refraction to designer force fields
Cyriaque Genet

12.15 - 14.15

Lunch buffett and poster session 1

14.15 - 15.00

Graphene plasmonics
Javier García de Abajo

15.00 - 15.15

Short break

15.15 - 16.00

Active metamaterials
Vladimir Shalaev

16.00 - 16.45

Real-space mapping of infrared plasmons on antennas, transmission lines and graphene
Rainer Hillenbrand


Closing the official program

Evening program*



Bus transport from the hotels to old-town Nuremberg


Guided tours through beautiful old-town Nuremberg


Conference dinner at Nuremberg at the traditional restaurant "Zum Spießgesellen"


Bus transfer back to the hotels in Erlangen

*Please sign up for the social program with your registration for the workshop. The number of participants is strictly limited due to organizational reasons. For participation in the social program registered participants will be charged an extra fee of about 40 Euros. We will inform you about successfull signup for the social program with your registration confirmation.



Friday, 31st of August 2012

08.30 - 09.15

Optically interconnecting with plasmonic waveguides
Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi

09.15 - 10.00

On-chip quantum plasmonics
Valery Zwiller

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.15

Plasmonic MIM waveguides: Integrated circuits, sources and nanomechanics,
Albert Polman

11.15 - 10.00 Controlled interaction of single emitters with plasmonic antennas,
Romain Quidant

12.00 - 14.00

Lunch buffett and poster session

14.00 - 14.45

Quantum nanoplasmonics and the SPASER
Mark I. Stockman

14.45 - 15.30 Cavity QED with atomic mirrors,
Darrick Chang

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30

Taming light-matter interaction with optical antennas,
Mario Agio

16.45 - 17.30 Quantum plasmonics with a nitrogen-vacancy center,
Ulrik Andersen


End of the workshop*
*For those, not leaving the same day, in case of enough demand, we will plan an organized trip to the old-town of the city of Bamberg, including the visit of a Biergarten and some beer tasting. If you are interested, please send us an email shortly after your registration.

You find the schedule also as a cls calendar file in the download section, soon also the program as a pdf.



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