Plasmonics: Enhanced sensing on metal nanostructures

Metal nanoparticles exhibit a rich optical phenomenology due to the excitation of surface Plasmon resonances (SPRs). Besides larger scattering and absorption cross sections, such SPRs lead to high local field enhancements in a near-field region around the particle. The major aim of this course is to learn theoretically the electromagnetic properties of plasmonic nanostructures and its applications. Special emphasis will be given to the fundamental aspects of a variety of light-matter interaction properties, in connection with the behaviour of metal nanostructures as resonant optical antennas: i) the interaction between incident light and nanoantennas, ii) the subsequent modification of the electromagnetic properties at the nanoscale will be investigated to explore related light-emitting processes occurring nearby the nanostructure: Raman scattering and spontaneous emission , iii) the outcoupling emission mechanisms induced by metal nanoantennas to optical emitters nearby. Other subjects, related to plasmonic, will also be included in the program for their relevance in present technological development, i.e. the use of nanoguides for light in the metal/dielectric interface and optical and electrochemical biosensors.
Organized by:
Spanish Spectroscopy Committee
of Spanish Optics Society (SEDOPTICA)
Universitary Residence of Zaragoza   

 CSIC, UCM, UMA, Renishaw, WITec-IZASA, MTBrandao, Lasing, Comité de enlace ICO-CE ICSU
   CSIC   UCM   UMA   Renishaw   Witec   Izasa   MTB   MTB  

Organizing Committee: 

Santiago Sánchez-Cortés, José Antonio Sánchez-Gil, Paz Sevilla Sierra,
Sagrario Martínez Ramírez, Mª Rosa López-Ramírez