CUDOS Frontiers in Nanoplasmonics Workshop

Nanoplasmonics, a branch of condensed matter physics devoted to nanoscale light and metal interactions by means of surface plasmons, is one of the fastest-growing areas in nanophotonics because of the rich fundamental physics and promising practical applications. Nanoplasmonics opens up exciting opportunities for photonics to break the diffraction limit of light through confining light waves down to the nanoscale with greatly enhanced light-matter interactions.

Taking the advantage of this effect, nanoplasmonic devices typically feature reduced footprints, enhanced sensitivities, and increased bandwidths and capacities. Owing to the nanoplasmonics effect, the last decade has witnessed a number of breakthroughs in nanophotonics, including nanolasers, ultrafast detectors and modulators, ultrasensitive chemical and biological sensors, ultrahigh-capacity data storage, and highly integrated photonic circuits.