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"Energy transfer in two-dimensional arrays of nanostructures" by Alejandro Manjavacas (Fri, 6 May 2022)

We would like to invite you to our next ICMAB Invited Seminar by Alejandro Manjavacas, from Instituto de Óptica, CSIC.

May 2, 2022

The seminar will take place at the Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles and online.

Energy transfer in two-dimensional arrays of nanostructures

by Alejandro Manjavacas, Instituto de Óptica, CSIC

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12 pm
ICMAB-Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles and Online by Zoom. Register here to attend.


Periodic arrays are an exceptionally interesting arrangement for plasmonic nanostructures due to their ability to support strong collective lattice resonances, which arise from the coherent multiple scattering enabled by the array periodicity. Thanks to these exceptional properties, periodic arrays are being exploited in a wide variety of applications, including ultrasensitive biosensing, nanoscale light emission, and color printing, to cite a few. In this seminar, we will discuss some recent theoretical advances on the topic of lattice resonances and show how these collective modes can mediate an efficient long-range coupling between dipole emitters placed near the array that supports them.


Alejandro Manjavacas received his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2009 and 2013, respectively, working under the supervision of Prof. García de Abajo. After completion of his Ph.D., he moved to Rice University in 2013 as the J. Evans Attwell Welch postdoctoral fellow working in the group of Prof. Peter Nordlander. In the summer of 2015, Alejandro obtained a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico (USA), and was later promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Since 2020, he is a Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Optics of the Spanish National Research Council. Dr. Manjavacas is the recipient of several awards including the RSEF-BBVA Foundation award to the best young theoretical physicist in Spain and the NSF Career Award. The focus of his research is to understand the fundamentals of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. He has co-authored 79 articles and reached over 5800 citations with a h-index of 36 (Google Scholar).



Hosted by Agustín Mihi, NANOPTO group

Register here to attend by Zoom. 

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