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Photonic atoms & molecules @ ICTON



Last updated: 29 Jan 2015


currently accepting submissions for contributed talks/posters

Special Session on Photonic Atoms and Molecules (PAM)
@ ICTON 2015
Budapest, Hungary, July 5-9, 2015


The annual Special Session at the ICTON International Conference focuses on latest developments in theory and design of artificial (photonic, plasmonic & hybrid) atoms and molecules as well as their applications in biomedical research, communications, environmental sensing, and classical and quantum optical information processing. Both, confined photon states in microcavities and localized surface plasmon resonances on metal nanoparticles have properties resembling those of confined electron states in atoms, giving rise to the terms ‘photonic atoms’ and ‘plasmonic atoms’, respectively. Interaction between light and matter in photonic & plasmonic atoms can be enhanced and manipulated via their mutual electromagnetic coupling when individual atoms are arranged into artificial molecules, which paves the way to a variety of exciting applications in basic science and technology. The program will include invited and contributed papers as well as poster presentations.

17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2015 will be kindly hosted at the Danubius Thermal Hotel Helia, Budapest, Hungary, July 5-9, 2015.

The suggested session topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Modes hybridization in artificial atoms and molecules

- Radiative rate engineering with artificial atoms and molecules

- Angular momentum engineering with artificial atoms and molecules

- Active modulation of optical properties

- Thermal effects in artificial atoms, molecules and materials

- Coupling and transport phenomena

- Tunable cavities

- Optical bistability

- Classical and quantum information processing

- Nonlinear processes in artificial atoms and molecules

- Micro- and nano-lasers, LEDs

- Bio(chemical) & single-molecule sensors, spectroscopy platforms

- Slow-light structures

- Cavity opto-mechanics

- Localized and quasi-localized photonic states in periodic and aperiodic structures

- Cavity polaritons and plasmons

- Coupled-cavity effects in metamaterials and metasurfaces

Invited Talks confirmed to date:

Guoping Lin, FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Optical Kerr frequency combs: towards versatile spectral ranges and applications

Yury P. Rakovich, Materials Physics Center (CFM), Spain
Strong excitonic-plasmonic coupling in hybryd system of metal nanoparticles and J-aggregates of organic dye

Eric Cassan, Université Paris-Sud, France
High-Q resonators based on hollow core slot waveguides in silicon photonics

Yong-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Realizing a point-like cavity and its efficient coupling

Mitsuhiro Terakawa, Keio University, Japan
Ultrafast laser-induced scattered far-field for fabrication of nanostructures

Kyungwon An, Seoul National University, Korea
Observation of intense nonclassical field of negative Mandel Q of -0.6 in the cavity-QED microlaser

Laurent Coolen, Institut de NanoSciences de Paris (INSP), France
Coupling colloidal nanocrystals to optical Tamm modes

Vasily N. Astratov, UNC Charlotte, USA

Takehiro Fukushima, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan
Transverse-magnetic emission of a GaAs unstrained quantum well microlaser

DEADLINE: Full paper due: March 31, 2015

Authors are cordially invited to submit the contributions (no more than 4 pages in electronic format, MS Word accompanied by a PDF version; template available at for Regular and Poster Sessions to (with a copy to by March 31, 2015. The authors will be notified on the acceptance by April 30, 2015. Post-deadline papers with very recent results are requested by June 1, 2015.


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