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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at 09:00:00 AM


Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 06:00:00 PM

Cartagena, Spain

Published on-line at 12:07:42 PM on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Nanophotonics and smart optical nanostructures at ICTON '13

A special session during the ICTON 2013 conference focused to smart applications of optical technologies.

The National Institute of Telecommunications, Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with the Department of Information Technologies and Communications of the Technical University of Cartagena, and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2013 which will be kindly hosted at the El Batel Auditorium and Convention Center, Cartagena, Spain, June 23-27, 2013.

Nanophotonics and smart optical nanostructures special session: smart optical materials and structures are the cornerstone of the scientific and technological building where photonics and material science smartly cooperate to develop new physics, new devices, and new applications. Smart materials are used to construct smart structures, which can perform both sensing and actuation functions. Integrated optics and optical fibers have always played a key role in the development of smart structures, but the nanotechnologies, with their increasing capability to manage the matter at the atomic, molecular and mesoscopic level, are offering novel tools and approaches. The idea of this session is to provide an interdisciplinary update and review of innovation in photonic material, as well as experimental and theoretical tools to support the above-mentioned novelties. The session includes topics characterized by an insight into interactions of light with the optical materials and of particular interest in fundamental principles, modelling, fabrication technologies, characterization techniques, metamaterials, novel confined structures such as microcavities and nano-microstructures, glass-ceramics, terahertz photonic, and plasmonics, with the aim of underlining all the possible convergences and interaction among these.

For further informations, please contact Dr. Mario Agio or.