ORC Seminar Series

"Ultrafast, Nonlinear, and Quantum Nanoplasmonics"

Speaker: Mark I. Stockman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University


Date: 10 December 2008

Time: 2pm

Venue: Building 46 Lecture Theatre A


This talk introduces and reviews new ideas and recent progress in ultrafast, nonlinear, and quantum nanoplasmonics. It includes a brief Introduction to the topic and forefront, focus areas based partially on original contributions. A nanoscale quantum generator of surface-plasmon fields, SPASER, is of the focus points. We concentrate on dynamic, controllable, ultrafast localization of optical energy on the nanoscale. These localization processes cause variety of enhanced and localized nonlinear phenomena on the nanoscale, in particular, the nonlinear photoelectron emission coherently controlled by the phases of the ultrashort excitation pulses and spatio-temporal coherent control. We discuss extreme nanoplasmonics where phenomena develop on the spatial scale of a few nanometers and temporal scale of hundreds attoseconds. This includes the recently introduced idea of the attosecond nanoplasmonic field microscope. We present both theory and available experimental data, and discuss various applications of nanoplasmonics.


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, 29 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30302. Phone: 678-457-4739, e-mail: mstockman@gsu,edu, Internet: www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/stockman

Mark I. Stockman, Ph. D., D. Sc., is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Personal: Born in Kharkov (Ukraine), US citizen. MS (Honors) in Theoretical Physics from Novosibirsk State University (Russia), 1970. Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics from Institute of Nuclear Physics (Novosibirsk), Russian Academy of Sciences, 1975. D.Sc. in Theoretical and Optical Physics from Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Novosibirsk), Russian Academy of Sciences, 1989. Recent research focuses on electronic and optical properties of metal and metal-semiconductor nanostructures. Published 150 major research papers.

Presented numerous invited talks and lectures at major Conferences in the field of optics and nanoplasmonics. Chairman of Metal Nanoplasmonics Conference at 2005-2009 SPIE Meetings at San Diego, co-Chair of Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials Conference at OSA 2008 Frontiers in Optics Meeting. Invited Lecturer at International Winter College on Nanophotonics (2005) at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics at Trieste, Italy. Taught short courses Nanoplasmonics at SPIE Photonics West and 2005-2008 SPIE Optics and Photonics Meetings (USA), ETOPIM International Conference at Sidney (Australia); Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) (March, 2006); Erasmus Mundus School at Porquerolles Island (France), (July, 2008); University of Stuttgart (September, 2008).

Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) (March, 2006 and July, 2008); Invited Professor at Ecole Supérieur de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle, Paris, France, May-June, 2008; Guest Professor at the University of Stuttgart (September-November, 2008).

Expertise: Theoretical condensed matter and optical physics, nanoplasmonics; theory of ultrafast, coherent, and nonlinear photoprocesses in nanosystems, and strong field nanoplasmonics.


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