Sponsored by the Vice President for Research Office at the University of Utah.
NFO-13 Summer School Program
NFO School Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California USA
Location: University of Utah, Warnock Engineering Building
Transportation from Snowbird to University of Utah: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Transportation from University of Utah to Snowbird: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
NFO-13 Welcome Reception and Cocktail at Snowbird: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Agenda: NFO School Agenda (PDF, 70KB)
Round-trip transportation from the NFO-13 conference venue (Snowbird Mountain Resort) to the University of Utah will be provided for all instructors and participants.
Session 1: Overview of Nano Optics
9:00-9:45, 15 minute break, 10:00-10:45
- Spectral ranges of current interest for nano optics: visible, IR and THz – why are these ranges interesting?
- Comparison of SEM, TEM, STM, AFM, STORM, PALM with true nano optics approaches.
- Introduction to concept of optical antennae and waveguides.
- Signal enhancement of resonant antenna vs molecules.
10:45-11:00 coffee break
Session 2: Diffraction Limits and How to Surpass Them
11:00-11:45, 15 minute break, 12:00-12:45
- Abbe’s Diffraction Limit
- Bethe’s Aperture Theory
- Rayleigh Scattering
- Single Channel Limit
- Waveguide Cut-off
- Overcoming these Limits
- Theory Example: Single Mode Matching
Lunch 12:45 – 2:00
Session 3: Nano Optics and Devices
2:00-2:45, 15 minute break, 3:00-3:45
- Fabrication of plasmonic devices (top down and synthesis)
- Medical applications (mix of sensing and approaches to cancer treatment)
- Plasmonic circuits
- Hot electron generation through adiabatic compression
3:45-4:00 coffee break
Session 4: Tips and Antennas for Near-Field Imaging
4:00-4:45, 15 minute break, 5:00-5:45
- Confinement of microscopy/spectroscopy techniques to the nm scale via plasmonics
- Fabrication and characterization of plasmonic and hybrid nanostructures;
- Near-field visualization techniques (polymerization, ablation, …)
- Near-field optics: SNOM (aperture/scattering) and TERS