Extreme Photonics & Applications

  • Trevor J. Hall
  • Sergey V. Gaponenko
  • Sofia A. Paredes
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Olivier Chalus, Jens Biegert
    Pages 1-18
  3. Tiago Buckup, Marcus Motzkus, Jürgen Hauer
    Pages 37-55
  4. Alexei V. Sokolov
    Pages 75-93
  5. Juan C. Scaiano, Jessie A. Blake, May Griffith
    Pages 95-105
  6. Ludovic Hallo, Candice Mézel, Antoine Bourgeade, David Hébert, Eugene G. Gamaly, Saulius Juodkazis
    Pages 121-146
  7. Jeffrey F. Wheeldon, Henry P. Schriemer
    Pages 161-192
  8. Solange B. Cavalcanti, Ernesto Reyes-Gómez, Alexys Bruno-Alfonso, Carlos A. A. de Carvalho, Luiz E. Oliveira
    Pages 193-207
  9. Mark Patterson, Stephen Hughes, Sylvain Combrié, Nguyen-Vi-Quynh Tran, Alfredo De Rossi, Renaud Gabet et al.
    Pages 209-223
  10. Pavel Cheben, Adam Densmore, Jens H. Schmid, Dan-Xia Xu, André Delâge, Miroslaw Florjaňczyk et al.
    Pages 225-245
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 247-250

About these proceedings


"Extreme Photonics & Applications" arises from the 2008 NATO Advanced Study Institute in Laser Control & Monitoring in New Materials, Biomedicine, Environment, Security and Defense. Leading experts in the manipulation of light offered by recent advances in laser physics and nanoscience were invited to give lectures in their fields of expertise and participate in discussions on current research, applications and new directions. The sum of their contributions to this book is a primer for the state of scientific knowledge and the issues within the subject of photonics taken to the extreme frontiers: molding light at the ultra-finest scales, which represents the beginning of the end to limitations in optical science for the benefit of 21st Century technological societies.

Laser light is an exquisite tool for physical and chemical research. Physicists have recently developed pulsed lasers with such short durations that one laser shot takes the time of one molecular vibration or one electron rotation in an atom, which makes it possible to observe their internal electronic structure, thereby enabling the study of physical processes and new chemical reactions.

In parallel, advances in micro- and nano-structured photonic materials allow the precise manipulation of light on its natural scale of a wavelength. Photonic crystals, plasmons and related metamaterials - composed of subwavelength nanostructures - permit the manipulation of their dispersive properties and have allowed the experimental confirmation of bizarre new effects such as slow light and negative refraction.

These advances open a vista on a new era in which it is possible to build lasers and engineer materials to control and use photons as precisely as it is already possible to do with electrons.


Dispersion LED Laser chemical reactions laser physics metamaterial photonics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Trevor J. Hall
    • 1
  • Sergey V. Gaponenko
    • 2
  • Sofia A. Paredes
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research in PhotonicsUniversity of OttawaOntarioCanada
  2. 2.B.I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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