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Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italie, July 18-22 2022

Meta photo de groupeThis 2nd COLLOQUIUM was a great success with 97 attendees, the double of Cargese.

Meta prix poster

Announcement of the awards made by Prof. Zentgraf.
From left to right: 1st prize (G. Crotti), 2nd prize (M. Weissflog), 3rd prize (S. Sideris)

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Giuseppe Leo, Chair, Université Paris Cité, France
  • Prof. Costantino De Angelis, Co-Chair, Università di Brescia, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Dr. Patrice Genevet, Program Chair, CNRS-CHREA & Université Côte d’Azur, France

Organizing committee

  • Prof. Rita Asquini, Università La Sapienza, Italy
  • Dr. Sébastien Cueff, CNRS, INL-ECL, France
  • Dr. Stéphane Lanteri, INRIA, France

Confirmed keynote speakers

Andrea alu

Andrea Alù

Shanui fan

Shanui Fan
Stanford University

Federico capasso

 Federico Capasso
Harvard University 

Philippe lalanne

Philippe Lalanne
CNRS Bordeaux

Anatoly zayats

Anatoly Zayats
King's College London

Confirmed invited speakers

Karim Achouri, EPFL
Mario Agio,
University of Siegen
Antonio Ambrosio,
IIT Genova 
Rita Asquini,
Università La Sapienza Roma
Alexanrde Baron,
Université de Bordeaux
Nicolas Bonod,
Institut Fresnel Marseille
Adrien Borne,
Université Paris Cité
Patrick Bouchon,
Antonio Calà-Lesina,
Leibniz University Hannover
Luca Carletti,
Università di Brescia
Michele Celebrano,
Politecnico di Milano
Rémi Colom,
CRHEA Sophia Antipolis

Sébastien Cueff, INL-ECL Lyon
Alfredo De Rossi, Thales R&T
Aloyse Degiron, Université Paris Cité
Giuseppe Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano
Tal Ellenbogen, Tel Aviv University
Mahmoud Elsawy, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Ivan Favero, Université Paris Cité
Marco Finazzi, Politecnico di Milano
Andrea Fratalocchi, KAUST
Jean-Michel Gérard, CEA Grenoble
Carlo Gigli, EPFL

Christina Kyrou, CRHEA Sophia Antipolis
Stefano Maci, Università di Siena
Olivier Martin, EPFL
Dragomir Neshev, ANU Canberra
Hai Son Nguyen, INL-ECL Lyon
Thomas Pertsch, F. Schiller University Jena 
Mihail Petrov, ITMO University 
Junsuk Rho, POSTECH
Christian Seassal, INL-ECL Lyon
Michele Tamagnone, IIT Genova
Jelena Vukovic, Stanford University
Thomas Zentgraf, University of Paderborn

Conventional optical components control light using gradual phase accumulation through propagation in refractive materials. Recently, ultrathin optical interfaces capable of controlling the light properties, including amplitude - phase - polarization and the dispersion of light, have been proposed for mid-infrared and optical wavelengths. These devices, called metasurfaces, rely on the scattering properties of ultrathin subwavelength scale optical resonators patterned at interfaces. The design was influenced by the ability to control scattering of light from wavelength-scale dielectric or metallic nanoparticles in the resonant scattering regime or in the non-resonant one using the geometric phase. Since about ten years, the concept of metasurfaces has gained considerable attention in the optics community, offering new perspectives for the realization of optical components with unexpected optical functionalities. Devices such as holograms, polarimeters, cameras, lasers with arbitrary wavefronts, polarization sensitive imaging, nonlinear and quantum optical components with extended functionalities have been proposed. 

The purpose of this workshop is to gather the academic community working on metasurfaces, after the first successful edition. The topics of interests are fundamental principles and technological applications of metasurfaces, targeting new phenomena and advanced optical functionality of metasurfaces, with a careful attention on their applications in realistic optical systems.

The workshop contains special sessions addressing both scientific and industrial purpose and an educational afternoon session with a young research forum. The workshop consists of conventional presentations, including 5 special sessions involving academics and industrials (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday morning and Friday morning), and one afternoon (Thursday) devoted for graduate students and postdocs to present their own work in a non-intimidating environment, to build collaborative networks with their peers, and prepare them for active participation to the scientific community. Every day, two main research topics will be considered with a morning and an afternoon dedicated session. A tutorial/keynote presentation has been selected to present and introduce the subject.


Mon 18/07                                                    


08:00-08:30     Welcome and workshop introduction

08:30-09:30     A. Alù                       Engineered nonlocalities in optical metasurfaces: fundamentals and applications

09:30-10:00     N. Bonod                Analysis of the optical response of Mie-resonant scatterers and metasurfaces via the singularities of the S-Matrix

10:00-10:30     K. Achouri               Spatial Symmetries in Multipolar Metasurfaces


11:00-11:30     R. Colom                  The topological origin of a universal 2π-phase retardation in non-Hermitian metasurfaces

11:30-12:00     M. Elsawy                 Universal active metasurface control with ultimate performance in reflection


14:00-14:30     A. Baron                  Self-assembled meta-atoms and metasurfaces : Huygens multipoles and homogenization problems

14:30-15:00     C. Gigli                      Fundamental limitations of Huygens’ metasurfaces


15:30-16:00     J. Rho                        Breaking the capacity limit of metasurfaces using inverse design

16:00-16:30     A. Calà Lesina          Large-scale inverse design of dispersive nanophotonic structures

16:30-17:00     A. Borne                   Modeling spontaneous photon-pair generation at the nanoscale


Tue 19/07          


08-30-09:00    P. Bouchon            Thermal emission of light by nanoantennas

09:00-09:30     R. Asquini               Plasmonic metasurfaces and periodic nanostructures for nanophotonic biosensors

09:30-10:00     A. De Rossi             Nanoscale Optical Parametric Sources

10:00-10:30     A. Degiron              Optoelectronic metasurfaces for the spontaneous emission of structured light


11:00-11:30     J. Vukovic                Inverse design of large area integrated photonics and metasurfaces

11:30-12:00     I. Favero                  Chains and arrays of resonators in optomechanics


14:00-15:00     F. Capasso              Recent advances in flat optics : from structured light and dark to metasurfaces for communications and high-volume applications

15:30-16:00     C. Seassal                Metasurfaces and photonic mode engineering for photocatalysis

16:00-16:30     M. Petrov                Thermooptical bistability enabled with high-Q states in all-dielectric nanostructures

16:30-17:00     T. Zentgraf              Cascaded metasurface holography for optical secret sharing


Wed 20/07        


08:30-09:30     S. Fan                       Nonlocal metasurface: topological physics and image processing applications

09:30-10:00     G. Della Valle          Ultrafast all-optical control of light with plasmonic metasurfaces

10:00-10:30     J.-M.Gérard             Ultrafast all-optical tuning of semiconductor microcavities and metasurfaces


11:00-11:30     S. Cueff                    Multilevel non-volatile tuning of metasurfaces with Phase-Change Materials

11:30-12:00     D. Neshev               Tunable metasurfaces for amplitude and phase modulation


14:00-14:30     M. Celebrano         Controlling the Second Harmonic Generation from nanoantennas and metasurfaces

14:30-15:00     L. Carletti                 Nonlinear frequency generation and reconfigurability in dielectric Mie-resonant nanostructures


15:30-16:00     H. S.  Nguyen          Quasi-BIC microlaser:  beaming with style in active resonant metasurface

16:00-16:30     C. Kyrou                   Liquid-crystal active metasurfaces

16:30-17:00     S. Maci                     Self complementary metasurfaces


Thu 21/07          


08:30-09:00     Genevet                 

09:00-09:30     Ambrosio              

09:30-10:00     T.Ellenbogen          Tailored THz generation by nonlinear metasurfaces

10:00-10:30     O. Martin                Nonlinear metasurfaces


11:00-11:30     M. Finazzi               Nonlinear emission from plasmonic and dielectric nanoantennas by dual-beam pumping

11:30-12:00     T. Pertsch                LNOI quantum metasurfaces


Fri 22/07            


08:30-09:00     M. Tamagnone      Supercell metasurfaces for optoelectronic applications

09:00-10:00     P. Lalanne               Visual appearance of metasurfaces composed of Mie or plasmonic nanoresonators

10:00-10:30     A. Fratalocchi         Universal light encoders for next generation artificial intelligent hardware in optical systems and hyperspectral imaging


11:00-11:30     A. Ambrosio           Optical vortex crystals with dynamic topologies

11:30-12:00     M. Agio                   Optical properties of thin diamond membranes: opportunities for metasurfaces

12:00-12:30     Workshop conclusion

Monday 18 July: the first session is entitled “Fundamentals of metasurfaces”. The development of metasurfaces and their current deployment in real world applications require proper understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms, new design method leading to high efficient and reliable devices and proper simulation methods. Monday session will be devoted to the introduction of those basic concepts and the theoretical development in the field. Recent advances on theoretical modelling (FDTD/FEM methods, optimization and inverse design methodologies, e.g., with gradient-based, evolutionary and machine learning algorithms), and their impact on experimental design will be presented. 

Tuesday 19 July: the second session is entitled “New functionalities of metasurfaces 1”. In this session, we will discuss new principles, technological and emerging applications, trying to emphasize practical developments of metasurface prototypes in imaging systems, sensing, communication system, quantum optics, optomechanics, polarimetry and data storage. We consider as well new materials, structures, and advanced optical functionalities of metasurfaces. 

Wednesday 20 July: the third session is entitled “New functionalities of metasurfaces 2”. In this session we discuss passive and active nanophotonics. We will present new developments of metasurfaces and their deployment in real world applications, which require scalable nanofabrication methods able to reproduce a large number of devices. Materials for metasurfaces (e.g., 2D materials, oxides/nitrides, phase-change materials, high-index dielectrics) will be discussed.

Thursday 21 July: the fourth session is entitled “Nonlinear metasurfaces”. We will discuss innovative nonlinear light manipulation with nanostructures and nonlinear metasurfaces. In the afternoon, the students will organize the “Young research forum”. The afternoon will include the poster session, with prestigious prizes provided by NATO and the Nanophotonics journal. The day will end with the Conference Dinner.

Friday 22 July: the fifth and last session is entitled “Perspectives, devices and applications”. This last morning will be devoted to emerging applications. It is a more transversal session, opened to topics susceptible of further widening the research directions and exploring the potential impact of metasurfaces and metamaterials in other fields of research. 

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This colloquium is organized by the Nanophotonics club of the Société Française d’Optique

The Nanophotonics Club is focused on the interactions of light with structured matter at a sub-wavelength scale. This structuring, made possible by advances in modeling and nanofabrication, can thus give rise to plasmonic effects as well as metamaterial/metasurface behaviors. These objects enhance physical phenomena including e.g. nonlinear, quantum and thermal effects. Their study is thus inherently interdisciplinary.

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