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EACON 2020

EurAsian Conference on Nanophotonics

April 6 – 9, 2020 / Jena, Germany

Markus A. Schmidt

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, 07745 Jena
Abbe Center of Photonic and Faculty of Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
Otto Schott Institute of Material Research, Fraunhoferstr.6, 07743 Jena, Germany

Hybrid Fibers for Nanophotonics

Hybrid fibers represent a novel class of optical fibers that include sophisticated functionalities on the basis of nano- or microstructures and non-traditional materials [1]. Within this presentation, I will report on our recent results concerning nanostructure-enhanced fibers and single nano-object tracking inside microstructured fibers. The first topic is based on our novel nanostructure implementation approach [2], making the fiber end-face accessible for electron-beam related fabrication strategies (Fig. 1(a)). One application example that is addressed within this presentation relates to the improvement of the incoupling efficiency into optical fiber at extraordinary large incoupling angles via a nano-dot based grating [3]. With respect to bio-analysis, I will report on the tracking of single individual nano-objects or of ensembles on nano-objects that diffuse inside various types of microstructured fibers [4]. I will focus on the 3D tracking via evanescent field scattering and on the analysis of ensembles of nano-particles tracking inside hollow-core anti-resonant fibers.

Figure 1. (a) Sketch of an optical fiber that includes plasmonic nanotrimers on its end face. (b) Tracking of diffusing nano-objects inside microstructured fibers via elastic light scattering.


  1. Schmidt, M.A., A. Argyros, and F. Sorin, Hybrid Optical Fibers – An Innovative Platform for In-Fiber Photonic Devices. Advanced Optical Materials, 2016. 4: p. 13.
  2. Wang, N., et al., Nanotrimer enhanced optical fiber tips implemented by electron beam lithography. Optical Materials Express, 2018. 8(8): p. 2246-2255.
  3. Wang, N., et al., Boosting Light Collection Efficiency of Optical Fibers Using Metallic Nanostructures. ACS Photonics, 2019. 6(3): p. 691-698.
  4. Faez, S., et al., Fast, Label-Free Tracking of Single Viruses and Weakly Scattering Nanoparticles in a Nanofluidic Optical Fiber. ACS Nano, 2015. 9(12): p. 12349-12357.

Further Talks

Andrea Csáki

Microfludic Synthesis of plasmonic Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications

Andrey Turchanin

Controlled growth of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers for applications in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices

Chi Chen

Near Field Spectroscopic Imaging: from Hard to Soft Materials

Chi-How Peng

Cobalt mediated controlled/living radical polymerization: from mechanism understanding to materials application

Chun-Hong Kuo

Bridging Energy and Chemistry via Nanoarchitectonic Engineering at Atomic Scale

Falk Eilenberger

Integration of two-dimensional materials in optical systems for nonlinear optics, sensing, and single photon sources

Frank Setzpfandt

Nonlinear frequency conversion in nanostructured optical systems for application in quantum photonics

Heng-Liang Wu

Controlling the Oxidation State of Cu Electrode and Reaction Intermediates for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Ethylene

Kien-Voon Kong

Direct Observation of Reaction Intermediates of Metal-based Therapeutic Agents in Single Living Cell Using TERS

Maria Wächtler

Quantum confined semiconductor nanostructures in light-driven catalysis

Martin Presselt

Supramolecular Control of Optical and Electronical Properties of Two-Dimensional Dye Layers

Po-Chiao Lin

New Environment Sensitive Fluorophores with Color-Tailored Emission: In Vivo Monitoring of Carbonic Anhydrases Expression on Growth of Larval Zebrafish

Shangjr (Felix) Gwo

Plasmonic Metasurface-Enhanced Linear and Nonlinear Processes in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Ta-Jen Yen

Empowering Bilayer MoS2 by Engineered Plasmonic Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications

Tiow-Gan Ong

Carbodicarbene, Carbogenic Maverick, Not a Moderate!

Volker Deckert

Plasmon Enhanced Probe Spectroscopies – Structural Investigation of Nanoscale Objects

Yi-Tsu Chan

Molecular self-assembly methodology for rational construction of metallosupramolecules with high structural complexity

Yian Tai

Toward a universal polymeric material for electrode buffer layers in organic optoelectronics

Yu-Chieh Cheng

Kirigami-based soft robots with light-responsive properties

Yu-Jung Lu

Controlling Light-matter Interactions at Nanoscale with Plasmonics: From Spontaneous Emission to Lasing