Colloquium Agio

Colloquium di Fisica- Light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

COLLOQUIUM DI FISICA
Giovedí 27 Febbraio 2014, ore 15.00 aula “A. Rostagni”
dr. Mario Agio
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR)
Quantum Science and Technology in ARcetri (QSTAR)
& European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS)
– Firenze –

Light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

Abstract
The dramatic advances of nanotechnology experienced in recent years have enabled us to fabricate optical nanostructures that greatly enhance the conversion of localized electromagnetic energy into radiation and vice versa.
These offer the required improvements in terms of bandwidth, interaction strength and resolution to fundamentally advance our ability to harness light-­‐matter inter-­‐actions.
In this context, we present concrete examples in support of our vision and discuss a series of findings that identify novel promising regimes of quantum  optics and spectroscopy at the nanoscale.