DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the fi...

Jan 14, 2015 by Stuart Mason Dambrot (Phys.org)—As biotechnology and nanotechnology continue to merge, DNA-programmable methods have emerged as a way to provide unprecedented control over the assembly of nanoparticles into complex structures, including customizable periodic structures known as superlattices that allow fine tuning the interaction between light and highly organized collections of particles. Lattice […]

A Highly Tunable and Fully Biocompatible Silk Nanoplasmoni...

Myungjae Lee et al., report a Highly Tunable and Fully Biocompatible Silk  Nanoplasmonic Optical Sensor. Novel concepts for manipulating plasmonic resonances and the biocompatibility of plasmonic devices offer great potential in versatile applications involving real-time and in vivo monitoring of analytes with high sensitivity in biomedical and biological research.

An adaptive plasmonic lens

” Nature highlights a recent ACS Photonics study on a novel reconfigurable lens”  In constant search for miniaturizing commercial optical devices, integrated micro-optical elements play a central role in the development of applications that aim to improve high-density data storage and imaging. Until now, such devices presented the drawback of fine aligning and adjusting the […]


Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎, IPA: [nouˈɾuːz], meaning “[The] New Day”) is the name of the Iranian New Year. Nowruz marks the first day of spring or Equinox  and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz

Plasmonic lasers: On the fast track

The dependence of the output power on the delay indicated that the generated pulse length was less than a picosecond, which suggested an extremely high direct-modulation rate. Moreover, finer interferometric measurements of the spectral composition of the radiation allowed the authors to establish that the generated pulse was even shorter; on a subpicosecond scale. Thus, […]

Nanosphere lithography for device fabrication

Nanosphere lithography (NSL), originally termed ‘ natural lithography’ by its inventors,1 is becoming a widespread bottom-up technique to pattern solid surfaces at the sub-micrometer and nanoscales. Groups such as Van Duyne’s2 at Northwestern University and others3 undertook pioneering work on NSL in the 1990s and early this decade, and a growing number of research laboratories around the globe […]

UT Austin Engineers Build First Nonreciprocal Acoustic Cir...

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has built the first-ever circulator for sound. The team’s experiments successfully prove that the fundamental symmetry with which acoustic waves travel through air between two points in space (“if you can hear, you can also be heard”) can be broken […]

Sensitivity enhancement of a surface plasmon resonance bas...

In January 2015, Shukla et al., from department of physics and materials science and engineering of India have proposed a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based fiber optic sensor with bi layers of metal–ZnO.


Congratulations to Ms Masoumeh Amini and Mr  Mojtaba Zamani for their thesis defenses! Félicitations à Mme Masoumeh Amini et M. Mojtaba Zamani pour leurs soutenances de thèse!            



On 20 December 2013, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational […]


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