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Workshop Chiral Photonics



In the last fifteen years the optics community witnessed impressive advances in the generation, manipulation and usage of structured light, especially at nanoscale level. More recently, further researches have led to the notions of spin-orbit coupling and transverse angular momentum of light. Structured light with a chiral character enables numerous applications in nanooptics, biosensing and near-field microscopy, including three-dimensional control over atoms, molecules and nanostructures, and allowing for the realization of chiral nanophotonic interfaces and plasmonic devices. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers with different backgrounds to discuss the latest developments in the field.


Andrea Aiello (main contact person)
Florian Marquardt

Confirmed speakers:

    David Andrews (University of East Anglia, Norwich)
    Stefano Azzini (Université de Strasbourg)
    Peter Banzer (MPL and FAU, Erlangen)
    Michael Berry (University of Bristol)
    Konstantin Bliokh (RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan)
    Claudio Conti (University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
    Mark Dennis (University of Bristol)
    Aristide Dogariu (CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, Orlando)
    Andrew Forbes (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
    Kiko Galvez (Colgate University, NY)
    Ebrahim Karimi (uOttawa)
    Kobus Kuipers (TUDelft)
    Wolfgang Löffler (Leiden University)
    Michael Mazilu (University of St Andrews)
    Gabriel Molina-Terriza (Macquarie University, Sydney)
    Lukas Novotny (ETH Zurich)
    Marco Ornigotti (University of Rostock)
    Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)
    Arno Rauschenbeutel (VCQ, Vienna)
    Philip Russell (MPL and FAU, Erlangen)
    Fabrizio Tamburini (ZKM-Karlsruhe)
    Anatoly Zayats (King's College London)


Please find a succinct version of the program here, and an extended version here.
For the poster download, click here.


When and Where:
The workshop will run from the 4th September at 09:30 AM to 15:00 PM on the 6th September at the new building of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Staudtstrasse 2, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.
How to find us.
Please find the indications for the routes from MPL to the city center here.


Registration Information:

In order to register for participation in the workshop, please send an e-mail to Ms Gesine Murphy with the following information:

1. Your full name
2. Your institution
3. Would you like to present a poster? Please send us a title.

Registration is open until Friday, August 25th. There is no registration fee.



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