Prof. Dr. Philippe LALANNE​

Professor at the Institut d'Optique, Université Paris-Sud, France
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Philippe Lalanne, Professor at the Institut d'Optique (Paris), is visiting the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy as a Carl Zeiss Visiting Professor from April to July 2010. During his stay he will  give a series of lectures on "Modern developments in Nano-Photonics", starting on April, 22nd.

Philippe Lalanne is Ancien Elève of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint Cloud. He received the Agrégation de Sciences Physiques and the M.S. degree in Solid State Physics in 1986, the PhD degree in Physics in 1989 and the Habilitation à diriger les recherches in 1996 from the University of Orsay. After his first-year researches in the field of Optical Information Processing in the group of Pierre Chavel, he spent a sabbatical year in the group of Mike Morris at the Institute of Optics, Rochester in 1995. Since then, he has been involved in computational electrodynamics and in applications of subwavelength optical structures for diffractive optics, plasmonics, photonic crystals, integrated optics, microcavities and metamaterials. He has coauthored over 100 journal publications on the subject. Currently, he is the Directeur de Recherche at CNRS. He received the Bronze Medal of CNRS (1993) and was awarded the Fabry de Gramont price from the Société Française d'Optique (1998). He is a member of the European Optical Society, the Optical Society of America, the IEEE LEOS and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, of the Optical Society of America and of SPIE.

Lecture 1: Introduction to Modal Methods in Nanophotonics

Time: April 22, 2010, 15:00
Place: Seminar room IAP, Albert-Einstein-Str.15, 07743 Jena

  • Introduction to modal methods in nanophotonics
  • The rigorous coupled wave analysis - An overview
  • Extension to aperiodic structures
  • Extension to periodic waveguides
  • A few numerical examples

Lecture 2: Understanding Nanophotonic Devices Using Modal Methods

Time: April 29, 2010, 15:00
Place: Seminar room IAP, Albert-Einstein-Str.15, 07743 Jena

  • Understanding nanophotonic devices with modal methods
  • Blazed binary diffractive optical elements
  • Noda's cavities
  • Confinement in micropillars
  • Broadband semiconductor single photon sources

Lecture 3: The Extraordinary Optical Transmission and Wood´s Anomaly

Time: June 24, 2010, 15:00
Place: Seminar room IAP, Albert-Einstein-Str.15, 07743 Jena

Lecture 4: Optical Surface Modes and Waves on Metals 

Time: July 1, 2010, 15:00
Place: Seminar room IAP, Albert-Einstein-Str.15, 07743 Jena