Nanoplasmonics deals with collective electron dynamics on the surface of metal nanostructures, which arises due to excitations called surface plasmons. The surface plasmons localize and concentrate optical energy in nanoscopic regions creating highly enhanced local optical fields. They undergo ultrafast dynamics with timescales as short as a few hundred attoseconds. From the latest developments and original work in nanoplasmonics, we will consider adiabatic nanofocusing, nanolenses, SPASER (quantum nanoscale optical generator and ultrafast amplifier) and SPIDER (surface-plasmon-induced drag-effect rectification). Time permitting, we may present also one of the following recent developments: attosecond nanoplasmonic field microscope or ultrafast coherent control on the nanoscale.
Mark I. Stockman received his PhD and DSc degrees from institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is Professor of Physics at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He also served as a Visiting Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) and Ecole Supérieure de Physique and de Chimie Industrielle (Paris, France), and also as a Guest Professor at University of Stuttgart (Germany), Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany), and Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich, Germany). A major direction of his research is theoretical nanoplasmonics, especially theory of ultrafast and nonlinear nanoscale optical phenomena. He is a co-inventor of SPASER (nanoplasmonic laser). He is an author of 160 major research papers and presented many invited, keynote, and plenary talks at major international conferences. He taught short courses on nanoplasmonics and related topics at major international meetings and scientific institutions in US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.