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Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    Activities:

Our group is focused on the study of the optical response of nanostructured materials. We develop theory to explain and unveil new physical phenomena associated with the interaction of light with such materials. In particular, we investigate plasmons in nanoparticles and nanostructures, as well as the interaction of these plasmons with molecules. We provide theory to interpret and extend electron-microscope-based spectroscopy. We are also interested in exploring exotic quantum and classical phenomena involving the optical response of nanostructures, such as quantum vacuum friction, collective optical modes in graphene, and molecular plasmons.

Expertise in many-body and condensed-matter theory, optical response at the nanoscale both from first-principles and based upon classical electromagnetism, interaction of fast-electrons/ions with nanostructures. Powerful computational tools for solving Maxwell’s equations (boundary-element method, multiple scattering, etc.), Schrödinger’s equation, and linear-response problems (e.g., RPA expansions for many different physical systems).

    Collaborations:
      Nanophotonics:
    • Luis Liz-Marzán, Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain
    • Ramón Alvarez-Puebla, URV, Tarragona, Spain
    • Peter Nordlander, Naomi Halas, Rice University, TX, USA
    • Zheyu Fang, Beijing University, China
    • Niek Van Hulst, Romain Quidant, Frank Koppens, Darrick Chang, ICFO, Castelldefels, Spain
    • Francisco Meseguer, CSIC-UPV, Valencia, Spain
    • Na Liu, MPI, Stuttgart, Germany
      Electron Microscopy:
    • Harry Atwater, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
    • Sunshine Chen, Nacional University of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Christian Colliex, Mathieu Kociak, Odile Stephan, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
    • Albert Polman, AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Archie Howie, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    • Naoki Yamamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    • Nikolay Zheludev, ORC, University of Southampton, UK

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Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    Former Group Members
  • Christin David, PhD Student
  • Juan Manuel Plaza, PhD Student
  • Iván Silveiro, PhD Student
  • Jacob Swain, PhD Student

Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo

    Invited Talks
  • Graphene plasmonics for tunable mid-infrared biosensors D. Rodrigo, O. Limaj, D. Janner, D. Etezadi, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, V. Pruneri, H. Altug META 2016, Málaga, Spain, July 2016
  • Graphene as enabling material for infrared plasmonic biosensors D. Rodrigo, O. Limaj, D. Janner, D. Etezadi, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, V. Pruneri, H. Altug CLEO 2016, San Jose, California, June 2016
  • Chemical-specific biosensing through mid-infrared graphene plasmons D. Rodrigo, O. Limaj, D. Janner, D. Etezadi, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, V. Pruneri, H. Altug EuCAP 2016, Davos, Switzerland, April 2016
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomic-scale structures F. J. García de Abajo Nanometa 5th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, Seefeld, Austria, January 2015
  • Controlling the optical near field with atomic-scale structures F. J. García de Abajo MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2014
  • Nonlinear graphene plasmonics J. Cox, F. J. F. García de Abajo FINON Barcelona Workshop, Castelldefels, Spain, November 2014
  • Plasmons in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo SPIE Asia, Beijing, China, October 2014
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomic-scale materials F. J. García de Abajo EOSAM - TOM 5, Berlin, Germany, September 2014
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo 30th Panhellenic Conference on Solid-State Physics and Materials Science, Heraklion, Crete, September 2014 Keynote
  • Advances in graphene metamaterials F. J. García de Abajo Metamaterials, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2014 Plenary
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomic-scale materials F. J. García de Abajo XXIII International Materials Research Congress, Cancún, Mexico, August 2014
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo SPIE Conf. 9160, San Diego, USA, August 2014 Keynote
  • Optical modes in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo European Conference on Surface Science 30, Antalya, Turkey, August 2014 Keynote
  • Quantum aspects of the interaction between fast electrons and plasmons F. J. García de Abajo Condensed Matter in Paris, France, August 2014
  • Intensity and coherence in electron microscopy F. J. García de Abajo Holography Workshop, Dresden, Germany, June 2014
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo PECS-XI, Shanghai, China, May 2014
  • Extreme plasmonics in atomically thin materials F. J. García de Abajo Days on Diffraction, St. Petersburg, Russian, May 2014 Plenary
  • Plasmons in low dimensional structures F. J. García de Abajo Workshop on Optical Plasmonic Materials, Belin, Germany, March 2014
  • Plasmons in low-dimensional structures F. J. García de Abajo Nanolight, Benasque, Spain, March 2014
  • Graphene plasmonics J. García de Abajo PQE. Snowbird, Salt Lake City, USA, January 2014
  • Plasmon excitations in nanostructured graphene and graphene-related molecules J. García de Abajo International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology. Atsugi Kanagawa, Japan, November 2013
  • Plasmons in low dimensional structures J. Garcia de Abajo Quantum Science Symposium Asia-2013. Tokyo, Japan, November 2013
  • Graphene plasmonics: Challenges and opportunities J. Garcia de Abajo ACSIN-12 & ICSPM21. Tsukuba, Japan, November 2013
  • Plasmons in low dimensional structures J. Garcia de Abajo MediNano-6. Lyon, France, October 2013
  • Graphene plasmonics J. García de Abajo HIOS-YRW. Brandenburg. Germany, September 2013
  • Graphene plasmonics and graphene-based metameterials J. García de Abajo Metamaterials 2013 (Conference). Bordeaux. France, September 2013 Keynote
  • Classical and quantum effects in graphene plasmonics J. Garcia de Abajo SPIE San Diego, USA, August 2013 Keynote
  • Graphene metamaterials J. Garcia de Abajo SPIE San Diego, USA, August 2013
  • New trends in graphene plasmonics FLAMN-13. St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2013 F. J. García de Abajo
  • Optical absorption and emission in graphene J. Garcia de Abajo CLEO Conference. San Jose, California, USA, June 2013
  • Plasmons in graphene and graphene-related molecules J. García de Abajo UNO-3 Workshop, Bad Dürkheim, Germany, June 2013
  • Plasmons in low-dimensional structures J. Garcia de Abajo ICONO-13. Moscow, Russia, June 2013
  • Optical absorption and emission in graphene J. García de Abajo CLEO 2013, San José, USA, June 2013
    Talks
  • Graphene as enabling material for infrared plasmonic biosensors D. Rodrigo, O. Limaj, D. Janner, D. Etezadi, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, V. Pruneri, H. Altug Graphene Conference, Genova, Italy, April 2016
  • Plasmon-enhanced nonlinear wave mixing in graphene nanoislands J. D. Cox, F. J. García de Abajo Nanometa 2015, Seefeld, Austria, January 2015
  • Quantum nonlocal effects in individual and interacting graphene nanoribbons I. Silveiro, J. M. Plaza Ortega, F. J. García de Abajo Nanometa 5th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, Seefeld, Austria, January 2015
  • Extraordinary nonlinear plasmonics in graphene nanoislands J. Cox, F. J. García de Abajo SPIE Photonics Prague 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2014
  • Plasmons in inhomogeneously doped graphene nanostructures I. Silveiro, F. J. García de Abajo SPIE Optics and Photonics 2014, San Diego, California, USA, August 2014
  • Quantum nonlocal effects in individual and interacting graphene nanoribbons I. Silveiro, J. M. Plaza Ortega, F. J. García de Abajo SPIE Optics and Photonics 2014, San Diego, California, USA, August 2014
  • Chirality in the Interaction between plasmons, light, and vortex electron beams A. Asenjo-Garcia, F. J. García de Abajo Progress in Electromagnetic Research Simposium (PIERS), Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
  • Chirality in the interaction between plasmons, light, and vortex electron beams A. Asenjo-Garcia, J. Garcia de Abajo SPIE San Diego, USA, August 2013
  • Inclusion of nonlocal effects in the hydrodynamic description of metal surfaces with smooth density profiles and perfect imaging C. David, F. J. García de Abajo 34th PIERS (Progress in electromagnetics research symposium), Stockholm, Sweden, August 2013
    Posters
  • Double-layer graphene for enhanced tunable infrared plasmonics D. Rodrigo, A. Tittl, O. Limaj, F. J. García de Abajo, V. Pruneri, H. Altug Graphene 2017, Barcelona, Spain, March 2017
    PhD Theses
  • Plasmonic response of graphene nanostructures I. Silveiro

Nanophotonics Theory

Prof. Dr. Javier Garcia de Abajo