Nano-optics, Nano-photonics and Nano-plasmonics

Theoretical study of light and matter interaction at the nanoscale and the optical response of advanced nanostructured materials

N3 Nano-Optics

This research line deals with the theoretical study of the interaction between light and matter at the nanoscale and in mesoscopic systems, including as targets low-dimensional systems, nanostructures and disordered systems.

Specific topics

  • Complex dynamics of nanoparticles under non-conservative optical forces.
  • Topological photonics in low-dimensional systems.
  • Photonic properties of graphene and novel van der Waals materials.
  • Theoretical quantum and classical methods for plasmon-molecule systems.
  • Quantum and classical properties of plasmonic nanoantennas for field enhanced spectroscopy, microscopy, and other applications.

Related publications

  1. Scientific article 1 Vectorial Bulk-Boundary Correspondence for 3D Photonic Chern Insulators
    C. Devescovi, M. Garcia-Diez, B. Bradlyn, J. L. Manes, M. G. Vergniory, and A. Garcia-Etxarri
    Adv. Opt. Mater. 10, (2022).
  2. Scientific article 2 Active Tuning of Highly Anisotropic Phonon Polaritons in Van der WaalsCrystal Slabs by Gated Graphene
    G. Alvarez-Perez, A. Gonzalez-Moran, N. Capote-Robayna, K. V. Voronin, J. Duan, V. S. Volkov, P. Alonso-Gonzalez, and A. Y. Nikitin
    ACS Photonics 9, 383 (2022).
  3. Scientific article 3 Complex plasmon-exciton dynamics revealed through quantum dot lightemission in a nanocavity
    S. N. Gupta, O. Bitton, T. Neuman, R. Esteban, L. Chuntonov, J. Aizpurua, and G. Haran
    Nat. Commun. 12, 1 (2021).
  4. Scientific article 4 Cubic 3D Chern photonic insulators with orientable large Chern vectors
    C. Devescovi, M. Garcia-Diez, I. Robredo, M. Blanco de Paz, J. Lasa-Alonso, B. Bradlyn, J. L. Manes, M. G. Vergniory, and A. Garcia-Etxarri
    Nat. Commun. 12, 1 (2021).
  5. Scientific article 5 Hyperspectral Nanoimaging of van der Waals Polaritonic Crystals
    F. J. Alfaro-Mozaz, S. G. Rodrigo, S. Velez, I. Dolado, A. Govyadinov, P. Alonso-Gonzalez, F. Casanova, L. E. Hueso, L. Martin-Moreno, R. Hillenbrand, and A. Y. Nikitin
    Nano Lett. 21, 7109 (2021).
  6. Scientific article 6 Tutorial: Computing Topological Invariants in 2D Photonic Crystals
    M. Blanco de Paz, C. Devescovi, G. Giedke, J. Jose Saenz, M. G. Vergniory, B. Bradlyn, D. Bercioux, and A. Garcia-Etxarri
    Adv. Quantum Technol. 3, 2, SI (2020).
  7. Scientific article 7 Kerker Conditions upon Lossless, Absorption, and Optical Gain Regimes
    J. Olmos-Trigo, C. Sanz-Fernandez, D. R. Abujetas, J. Lasa-Alonso, N. de Sousa, A. Garcia-Etxarri, J. A. Sanchez-Gil, G. Molina-Terriza, and J. Jose Saenz
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 7 (2020).
  8. Scientific article 8 Controlling the near-field oscillations of loaded plasmonic nanoantennas
    M. Schnell, A. Garcia-Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand
    Nat. Photonics 3, 287 (2009).