Photonics or the control of light propagation and emission lies in the development of materials and structures whose complexity as continuously increased as a function of time. Today’s photonic components can combine both electron (quantum structures) and photon confinement.

In order to observe the light confined in the structures and thus to better understand the associated physical phenomena, new characterization techniques such as near field scanning optical microscopy and simulation tools need to be developed. Initially oriented toward the telecommunications industry, nowadays photonics potentially concerned numerous fields and industrial sectors, such as biology (photonic substrates), sensing (ultrasensitive sensors), energy production (high external yield solar cells), and lightning (ultra bright LEDs).


Nanophotonics: Complex field mapping over the surface of a chain of gold elliptical nanocylinders integrated on silicon on isolator. Example of polymer-tipped optical fiber. SEM images of the probe apex without and with a carbon nanoprobe. Experimental shear-force controlled s-SNOM setup. AFM and SNOM image of a 3 mm wide ion-exchanged waveguide. Optical near-field photonic devices: SWIFTS integrated spectrometer. “All silicon” omnidirectionnal mirrors. Volume integral method (angular radiation pattern of NSOM probe coupled to a single nanoparticle), RCWA method (periodic array of gold nanowire integrated on glass), FDTD (plasmonic gap waveguide integrated on SOI).


Institut Néel (Grenoble), Teem Photonics (Meylan), Photonics research group (GeorgiaTECH, Atlanta, USA), IMEP-INPG (Grenoble), CEA/LETI (Grenoble), INSA (Lyon), Laboratoire d’Optronique (Lannion), LIRIS (Versailles), LAOG (Grenoble), LAAS (Toulouse), Nanovation, GEMaC, University of New South Wales, University of Trento (Italie), Chungbuk National University (Korea), University of Naples (Italie), Politecnico di Torino (Italie), National Central University (Taiwan).

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GDR ondes Workshop

From June 1, 2016 to June 2, 2016

Les Journées Plasmonique Non-linéaire & Quantique auront lieu le 1 et 2 juin 2016 sur le Campus Saint-Charles à Marseille.

Program: Program GDR ondes 2016

The 14th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics, and Related Techniques (NFO-14).


From October 18, 2015 to October 20, 2015



Early registration:
June 30, 2016

NFO-14 conference:
September 4-8, 2016
-9/4 NFO School, Reception
-9/5 Keynote talks
-9/8 Excursion, Banquet



Closing Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light based Technologies 2015.

Feb. 4-6, 2016, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

From February 4, 2016 to February 6, 2016

IYL 2015

Closing ceremony

RENATECH's thesis prizes 2015 for Komla NOMENKO

Komla NOMENYO will bee awarded by the French National nanofabrication network (RENATECH) in october 2015 for his work on “ ZnO based UV photonics : Enhanced emission and energy transfer through top-down micro and nanostructuring ” 
At the LNIO, Institut Charles Delaunay (CNRS UMR 6281, UT Troyes).


Congratulations Komla!


Link: RENATECH news

Actualités scientifiques de l'INSIS

From April 15, 2015 to April 15, 2015

Nanofocusing nanodevice

Des chercheurs ont obtenu la super-focalisation d’un champ lumineux dans un nano-dispositif, en intégrant une structure plasmonique, jouant le rôle de concentrateur de lumière, sur un guide d’ondes en silicium. Le confinement extrême de la lumière a pu être observé par une technique de microscopie à champ proche, développée au LNIO.

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