Graphene Optics Workshop 2015 (8th-9th of September, University of Exeter)

The Graphene Optics 2015 is a two-day workshop that will be exploring the latest research in graphene and related 2D material optics. The workshop welcomes twelve distinguished invited speakers from across the globe to discuss their latest research and results.

 

Graphene Optics Workshop 2015

 

Graphene enables all-electrical control of energy flow from light emitters

First signatures of graphene plasmons at telecommunications wavelength revealed

At the heart of lasers, displays and other light-emitting devices lies the emission of photons. Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such as optical communication, sensors and displays. Moreover, electrical control of the light emission pathways opens up the possibility of novel types of nano-photonics devices, based on active plasmonics.

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Graphene plasmons go ballistic

ICFO’s Nano-optoelectronics group in Nature Materials

Squeezing light into tiny circuits and controlling its flow electrically is a holy grail that has become a realistic scenario thanks to the discovery of graphene. This tantalizing goal is realized by exploiting so-called plasmons, in which electrons and light move together as one coherent wave. Plasmons guided by graphene -a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms - are remarkable as they can be confined to length scales of nanometers, one to two hundred times below the wavelength of light. However, until now these plasmons were found to rapidly lose energy, limiting the range over which they could travel.

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ACS Photonics announces most read in 2014

“Graphene Plasmonics: Challenges and Opportunities” review by Javier Garcia de Abajo

A review article entitled “Graphene Plasmonics: Challenges and Opportunities” published in ACS Photonics in February 2014 rises to the top as the most read paper in this journal in 2014. This review article, written by ICREA Professor at ICFO Javier García de Abajo, discusses a number of exciting possibilities to extend graphene plasmons toward the visible and near-infrared spectral regions and toward the ultrafast time domain, thus configuring a vast range of possibilities for fundamental studies and technological applications.

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