2 June 2014 Front Matter: Volume 9126
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This PDF file contains the front matter associated with SPIE Proceedings Volume 9126, including the Title Page, Copyright information, Table of Contents, Introduction (if any), and Conference Committee listing.
Andrews, Nunzi, and Ostendorf: Front Matter: Volume 9683

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Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Francis Berghmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

  • Ronan Burgess, European Commission (Belgium)

  • Jürgen Popp, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)

  • Peter Hartmann, SCHOTT AG (Germany)

Honorary Symposium Chair

  • Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Conference Chairs

  • David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

  • Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen’s University (Canada)

  • Andreas Ostendorf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

Programme Committee

  • Angus J. Bain, University College London (United Kingdom)

  • Mario Berberan-Santos, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)

  • Federico Capasso, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (United States)

  • Fabrice Charra, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)

  • Céline Fiorini-Debuisschert, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)

  • Zeno Gaburro, Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

  • Yuval Golan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)

  • Dirk M. Guldi, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

  • Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)

  • Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University (Japan)

  • Francois Lagugné-Labarthet, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)

  • Raül J. Martín-Palma, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

  • Stefan A. Maier, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

  • Michel Orrit, Leiden University (Netherlands)

  • Carsten Reinhardt, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

  • Zouheir Sekkat, Mohammed V University at Agdal (Morocco)

  • Anatoly V. Zayats, King’s College London (United Kingdom)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Nanostructures

    Andreas Ostendorf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

  • 2 Optoelectronics

    Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen’s University (Canada)

  • 3 Nano-optics

    Andreas Ostendorf, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

  • 4 Microscopy

    Christoph Lienau, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Germany)

  • 5 Optical Trapping

    Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)

  • 6 Nanoplasmonics I

    Alexandre Bouhelier, Université de Bourgogne (France)

  • 7 Molecular Nanoplasmonics

    Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen’s University (Canada)

  • 8 Energy Transfer

    David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

  • 9 Quantum Dots

    Celine Fiorini-Debuisschert, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)

  • 10 Nanoplasmonics II

    Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen’s University (Canada)

  • 11 Nonlinear Nanoplasmonics

    Céline Fiorini-Debuisschert, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (France)

  • 12 Sensors

    Celine Fiorini-Debuisschert, Commissariat à l’Énergiee Atomique (France)

  • 13 Single Molecule Photonics

    David L. Andrews, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Introduction

As the field of Nanophotonics continues to grow apace, the number of contributions to this biennial conference has accelerated to a new record high. This year’s five-day conference was packed with contributed talks and posters of an extraordinarily high standard, delivered alongside invited papers by leading experts from around the globe.

To those unfamiliar with the subject, the term ’nanophotonics’ might seem to suggest a rather narrow field: a working definition might be the realm of optical or electromagnetic phenomena over nanoscale dimensions - where it is more than usually appropriate to consider the light in terms of photon interactions. Such a definition rightly serves to identify this area of optics as one that goes beyond almost all of the subject served by traditional text-books, two or three decades ago. And it is of course in this very area that many of the most exciting and transformative developments are taking place. Accordingly, the range of applications now encompasses an astonishingly broad spectrum, including novel forms of imaging and microscopy, vortex light, devices for the tailored directional emission of light, and materials with optical characteristics that would, not so long ago, have been considered impossible. Here, too, are new forms of solar cell, sensors with single-molecule resolution, and optical traps affording control with nanoscale precision - even to the extent of guiding individual electrons. All of these and many more topics owe their origin to nanoscale photonics, and the range continues to grow.

I am pleased to acknowledge my debt of gratitude to all who helped deliver such a successful conference, especially my two co-chairs Andreas Ostendorf and Jean-Michel Nunzi. Together, we have been supported by an excellent Programme Committee, and several other key individuals who assisted in chairing sessions. My sincere thanks to these, and to all the authors who shared with us their latest advances. And lastly, I once again thank the dedicated and ever-professional SPIE staff for their top-rate support.

David L. Andrews

Jean-Michel Nunzi

Andreas Ostendorf

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"Front Matter: Volume 9126", Proc. SPIE 9126, Nanophotonics V, 912601 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070266; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2070266
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