V International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

FULL FINAL PROGRAM (upd. September 17)

Technical information

METANANO 2020 will be held online in live format using Zoom. All activities during the conference (conference rooms, poster session, networking activities and social program) will be accessible via dashboard. The guidelines for participants and the information about how to prepare your presentation (format, duration, deadlines...) are also available there. You will receive an email a few days before the conference starts with the last updates and the password to access the rooms.  
For timely updates on the program and networking we invite you to register at the conference app here. It's a web app, you can use it at the desktop or on your phone.

ONLINE | 14 - 18 September, 2020


General information

For the last several years the METANANO conference has acquired a strong reputation among the scientists and is attracting more and more participants every year from different scientific fields from fundamental research in Photonics and Plasmonics to business-oriented projects in RF technologies, Bionanotechnologies and Solar Energy.
The conference is organized by the Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University and supported by the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics.

The safety of our participants is a priority, so with the COVID-19 pandemic METANANO 2020 is moved fully online this year. We will appreciate your active participation. We truly hope that we will be able to make the conference useful and pleasant for the community despite everything.
Save the date and see you online! 

METANANO Organizing Committee is committed to enhancing diversity and promoting equality of opportunities among the speakers, session chairs, participants, organizers and committees, and to support and promote a culture that actively values difference and recognizes that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the event.
We aim to be an inclusive conference, committed to providing equal opportunities to the researchers of all backgrounds and career stages working in our field and allowing people to participate meaningfully in the event, actively engage in discussions and feel included in both the scientific program and social activities. You can find the METANANO Equality and Diversity Statement here.




Submission of conference paper

Please use Microsoft Word or LaTeX templates. Paper length should be 3-4 pages.

Conference Format

All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content on the basis of the conference papers submitted by the authors.


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Proceedings publication

All submitted papers (3-4 pages in length) will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The reviewers are encouraged to give constructive comments and suggestions to the authors. The authors of accepted papers will receive the review comments and recommendations and will have a possibility to amend their papers based on the review comments and suggestions and upload the revised versions before June 15, 2020.
The final versions of the Conference Proceedings will be published in AIP Conference Proceedings indexed in Scopus and WoS.

The downloadable packages contain the AIP Conference Proceedings templates, together with the License to Publish Agreement and other additional documents you may need. The packages also contain detailed advice on preparing your manuscript, including a wide range of examples showing how to prepare and style references. Note that for Invited, Keynote and Plenary speakers short abstracts (~250 words) are acceptable.

Please upload the revised version of your manuscript before June 15, 2020 through a personal page at the Conference website. We remind you that publication of the papers in the peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings is possible only after the payment of the conference registration fee. Please note that manuscript should comply with the official AIP template to be considered for publication.




Quantum Photonics
Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
Photonic Crystals
Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering
Metasurfaces and their applications
Nonlinear Optics
Physics of Excitons
Nanoantennas and Nanocircuits
Solar Energy
THz Technologies
Imaging and Sensing
Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials
Microwave and Optical Metamaterials
Emerging Applications
Medical Applications




Maryna Bodnarchuk


Harvard University


Stanford University


Mathias Fink

Langevin Institute, ESPCI Paris

Päivi Törmä

Aalto University

Isabelle STAUDE




Javier Aizpurua


Spain, Catalonia

Peter Baum

Universität Konstanz

Nicolas Bonod

Igal Brener

Sandia National Laboratories


Humboldt University of Berlin

Rémi Carminati

Giulio Cerullo

Politecnico di Milano

Darrick Chang

ICFO - the Institute of Photonic Sciences

Zhigang Chen

Stefan Enoch

Institut Fresnel

Maria Farsari


Vladimir Fedin


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Harald Giessen

University of Stuttgart

Jean-Jacques Greffet

Gilad Haran

Weizmann Institute of Science

Ortwin Hess

Imperial College London


The University of Tokyo

Fedor Jelezko

Ulm University

Mikael Käll

Chalmers University of Technology

Alexander Khanikaev

City College of New York

Martin Koch

Philipps-Universitaet Marburg

Maksym Kovalenko

ETH Zürich

Thomas Krauss

University of York

Stefan Maier

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Albert Nasibulin

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Jack Tzs-Fai Ng

Southern University of Science and Technology

Mihail Noginov

Norfolk State University

Sang-Hyun Oh

University of Minnesota

Willie Padilla

Duke University

Theo Rasing

Radboud University Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Arno Rauschenbeutel

Humboldt University of Berlin

Carsten Rockstuhl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Daniel Sievenpiper

University of California San Diego

Yanlin Song

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Round table discussion on
"Gender Diversity in Science"

Round table


Join the round table discussion regarding gender diversity in science.

Despite the fact that there is significant progress in reaching gender balance and increasing women representatives in many aspects of STEM, we are still at the beginning of a long way. We hardly can change all the world, but at least we can use the opportunity and platform of the international conference to raise this topic publicly and talk about the invaluable contribution women bring to the community, praise their success, and motivate young girls to pursue careers in STEM.

We truly believe that this discussion will be useful and important to the majority of the participants and even wider.


Dr. Daria Kozlova,
"Beyond gender equality: ITMO's progress drivers"

Dr. Sylvie Lebrun,
"Short testimony of a French woman researcher in a men's world"

Dr. Alexandra Kalashnikova,
"Let's start from a simple handshake..."

Dr. Viktoriia Rutckaia,
"Should I stay or should I go?"

Ann-Katrin U. Michel

ETH Zürich

Daria Kozlova

ITMO University

Sylvie Lebrun

Institut d'Optique Graduate School

Alexandra Kalashnikova

Ioffe Institute of RAS

Viktoriia Rutckaia

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

Ekaterina Berseneva

STEMM Global Community, University of Exeter



Speaker Talk

Pablo Albella

University of Cantabria
Low-loss Tuneable Chiral Nano-Enhancers: direct application in (Bio-) sensing

Tomasz Antosiewicz

University of Warsaw
Plexcitons at the nanoscale – toward single-molecule ultrastrong coupling

Viktar Asadchy

Stanford University
Materiatronics: Modular analysis of arbitrary meta-atoms

Sidhi Assawaworrarit

Stanford University
Efficient and Robust Wireless Power Transfer based on Parity-Time Symmetry

Juan Domingo Baena Doello

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Broadband Uniaxial Dielectric-Magnetic Metamaterials with Giant Anisotropy Factor: Analytical Model and Numerical Retrieval of Constitutive Parameters

Guillaume Baffou

Institut Fresnel / CNRS
Discerning between photothermal and hot-carrier processes in plasmonics

Alexey Basharin

National University of Science and Technology MISiS / Scientific and Technological Center of Unique Instrumentation RAS
Scattering of multipoles in all- dielectric particles: electric and toroidal separation in far-field

Vladimir Belotelov

Russian Quantum Center / Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Advanced plasmonic structures based on Au nanogratings on antiferromagnets

Evgeni Bezus

Image Processing Systems Institute — Branch of the Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Samara National Research University
Russian Federation
Bound states in the continuum in integrated ridge structures on dielectric slab waveguide and Bloch surface wave platforms

Madhu Bhaskaran

RMIT University
Utilising strain and mechanical tuning for next generation optical devices

Konstantin Bliokh

A New Spin for Acoustics

Dmitry Bykov

Image Processing Systems Institute — Branch of the Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Samara University
Russian Federation
Bound states in the continuum in multi-wave Fabry–Pérot interferometers

Luca Carletti

University of Brescia / University of Padova
Boosting nonlinear nanophotonics by bound states in the continuum


Politecnico di Milano
Enhancing and manipulating harmonic generation in individual dielectric nanoantennas

Hong Chen

Tongji University
Wireless Power Transfer Based on Parity-Time Symmetric Model

Alexander Chernov

Russian Quantum Center / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
Magnetic photonics in 1D and 2D iron garnet nanostructures

Joel Cox

University of Southern Denmark
Unconventional nonlinear optical phenomena in graphene nanoplasmonics

Kenneth Crozier

University of Melbourne
Detector-Only Spectrometer Comprising Photodetectors with Tailored Responsivities and a Reconstruction Algorithm

Francisco Cuesta

Aalto University
Coherent Retroreflective Sheets

Marco Di Liberto

Université Libre de Bruxelles
Linear and nonlinear Aharonov-Bohm caging

Maria Donato

CNR-IPCF, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, V. le F. Stagno D’Alcontres 37, I-98158 Messina, Italy
Optical forces for materials and metamaterials

Leonid Doskolovich

Image Processing Systems Institute — Branch of the Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Samara National Research University
Russian Federation
All-dielectric filters with a Butterworth line-shape composed of several resonant structures

Marc Dubois

Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale, Marseille / Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, Marseille
Radiofrequency shimming with fractal metasurface pads in a 7T birdcage coil

Ariel Epstein

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Versatile metagratings for efficient manipulation of scattered, waveguided, and radiated fields

Andrey Evlyukhin

Leibniz Universitat Hannover
Bianisotropy and light trapping in all-dielectric metasurfaces with optical resonances

Vladimir Fedin

Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS
Russian Federation
Design and Multifunctional Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Directional coupling of emitters into waveguides: Symmetry mechanisms and the roles of angular momentum and handedness

Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Plasmon-Exciton Coupling Beyond the Two-Level-System Approximation

Jose Garcia-Guirado

ETH Zürich
Silicon nano-photonics for biomolecular sensing

Aran Garcia-Lekue

Donostia International Physics Center
Towards spintronic devices using graphene nanostructures

Denis Garoli

Italian Institute of Technology
Novel Plasmonic Nanocavities for Optical Trapping-Assisted Biosensing Applications

Elodie Georget-Paris

Multiwave Imaging SAS
New invisible silicon carbide based dielectric MRI pads for 7T brain imaging

Davit Ghazaryan

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology / The University of Manchester
Russian Federation
Van der Waals Heterostructures based on few-layer CrBr3

Pavel Ginzburg

Tel Aviv University / ITMO University / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Optical and Optomechanical properties mesoporous nanocapsules for targeted drug delivery applications

Pavel Ginzburg

Tel Aviv University / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Partially coherent radar for automotive applications

Su-Hyun Gong

Department of Physics, Korea University
South Korea
Valley–selective exciton–photon coupling in 2D semiconductors

Xin Guo

Zhejiang University
Chalcogenide glass microfibers for mid-infrared photonic applications

Lucia Hackermueller

University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Integrating cold atoms into optical waveguides

John Ho

National University of Singapore
Metamaterials for Bioelectronic Therapies and Diagnostics

John Ho

National University of Singapore
Metamaterials for Bioelectronic Therapies and Diagnostics

Peter Hommelhoff

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen
Photonics-based particle acceleration: toward the accelerator on a chip

Silvio Hrabar

University of Zagreb
Non-Foster Self-oscillating Radiators for Application in Electromagnetic Metasurfaces

Satoshi Ishii

National Institute for Materials Science
Transition metal nitrides and transition metal carbides for photoelectric and photothermal conversions

Satoshi Ishii

National Institute for Materials Science
Transition metal nitrides and transition metal carbides for photoelectric and photothermal conversions

Jian-Hua Jiang

Soochow University
Higher-order topological metamaterials for photonics and acoustics

Aisling Johnson

Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna / Atominstitut, TU Wien
Observation of collective superstrong coupling of cold atoms to a 30-m long optical resonator

Alexandra Kalashnikova

Ioffe Institute
Laser-driven magnetization precession and spin waves in magnetic multilayers

Ofer Kfir

University of Gottingen
Controlling free electrons with optical whispering-gallery modes

Radoslaw Kolkowski

The Netherlands
Trapping light in resonant metasurfaces for plasmon lasing

Maciej Krawczyk

Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Selected studies toward exploitation nonreciprocity and spin-wave dynamics in magnonics

Do-Hoon Kwon

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Modulated Reactance Surfaces for Efficient Plane Wave to Surface Wave Conversion

Andrei Lavrinenko

Technical University of Denmark
New goals for an all-dielectric platform


Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Advanced Nanophotonic Biosensor Platforms for COVID-19 fast diagnostics at the Point-of-need

Jeng Yi Lee

Department of Opto-Electronic Engineering, National Dong Hwa University
Achieving Broadband invisible Objects by Interferometric Coherent Waves

Aleksandrs Leitis

Dielectric metasurfaces for biochemical sensing and active wavefront control in the infrared

Giuseppe Leo

Université de Paris
Nonlinear holography in (2) dielectric metasurfaces

Dmitrii N. Maksimov

LV Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russia / Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Russian Federation
Optical bistability with in-Gamma bound states in the continuum

Radu Malureanu

Technical University of Denamrk
Fabrication of 20 nm period multilayer metal-dielectric structures and initial patterning tests

Sophie Meuret

Ultra-fast nano-optic with a high brightness transmission electron microscope

Mohammad Sajjad Mirmoosa

Theory and Applications of Time Modulation in Electromagnetic Systems

Fernando Moreno

University of Cantabria
UV plasmonics with either metallic or dielectric nanostructures. A comparison

Marine A.C. Moussu

Multiwave Imaging / Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, Marseille
Dielectric resonators for ultra high field MRI probes: theoretical approach and applications

Sile Nic Chormaic

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Nanostructured optical nanofibres for quantum optics

Nazar Nikolaev

Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation
High-Performance Thin-Film Sensors Based on Terahertz Metasurface

Denis Novitsky

B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
The exceptional points of non-Hermitian optical systems: Scattering matrix definition, coherent perfect absorption, and lasing

Nilufer Ozdemir

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Efficient Analysis of High Impedance Metasurface with an Interstitial-Currents Approach

Nicolae Panoiu

University College London
United Kingdom
Nonlinear optical interactions of topological modes of plasmonic and photonic crystal structures

Ikmo Park

Ajou University
South Korea
Low-Profile Microwave Antennas Incorporated with Metasurfaces

Nicolas Pazos Perez

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Tuning the optical response of plasmonic nanostars

Thomas Pertsch

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Nano-sized Quantum Sources and Nonlinear Metasurfaces

Alexander Yu. Petrov

Hamburg University of Technology
Structural color with photonic glass

Gloria Platero Coello

Instituto de Ciencia Der Materiales de Madrid, CSICCSIC
Simulation of chiral topological phases in driven artificial atoms arrays

Andreas Rennings

University of Duisburg-Essen
Tackling the efficiency issue of millimeter-wave on-chip antennas of microstrip-type via periodic loading with radiative gaps

Junsuk Rho

Republic of Korea
Inverse design in nanophotonics using deep-learning

Ilya Rodionov

Bauman Moskow State Technical University, BMSTU / Dukhov Automatics Research Institute
Russian Federation
Hybrid silicon nitride photonics for quantum computing applications

Silvia Romano

Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, National Research Council, Italy
Hyperspectral Surface-Enhanced Fluorescence Imaging and Sensing via Resonant Trapped Radiation in All-Dielectric Metasurface


Saratov State University
Magnon straintronics for tunable spin-wave transport with YIG/GaAs and YIG/PZT structures

Yuliya Semenova

Technological University Dublin
Optical micro- and nanofiber multi-parameter sensors

Elena Semouchkina

Michigan Technological University
All-dielectric artificial materials and structures as the media for advanced applications: from transformation optics-based devices to sensors and MRI probes

Tikhodeev Sergei

Lomonosov Moscow State University and Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS
Resonant states in photonics to control the efficiency and polarization of light emission and high harmonics generation

Frank Setzpfandt

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Resonant second-harmonic generation in structured molybdenum disulfide monolayers

Tigran Shahbazyan

Jackson State University
Transition to strong coupling regime for quantum emitters coupled to a plasmonic resonator

Maxim Shcherbakov

Cornell University / Lomonosov Moscow State University
USA / Russian Federation
Shaping the spectrum of light with time-variant metasurfaces

Mario Silveirinha

University of Lisbon - Instituto Telecomunicacoes
Ill-defined Topologies and Energy Sinks

Constantin Simovski

ITMO University
A Simple Glass Microsphere May Put the End to the Metamaterial Superlens Story

Daria Smirnova

Australian National University
Edge Solitons in the Nonlinear Dirac Model

Daria Smirnova

Australian National University / Institute of Applied Physics of the RAS
Australia / Russia
Multipolar analysis of second-harmonic generation in GaAs nanoparticles grown along different crystallographic directions

Alexander Solntsev

University of Technology Sydney
Optical Harmonic Generation in Layered Materials

Birgit Stiller

Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Coherent control of photon-phonon interactions

Meng Su

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Self-assembling of nanomaterials via droplet manipulation for multifunctional optoelectronics devices

Andrey Sukhorukov

The Australian National University
Quantum and classical non-conservative photonics with dielectric metasurfaces

Giulia Tagliabue

Plasmonic Hot Holes: Fundamentals and Devices

Nahid Talebi

Christian Albrechts Universtät zu Kiel
Structured light in interaction of electron beams with metasurfaces

Nahid Talebi

Christian Albrechts Universtät zu Kiel
Electron-light interactions beyond adiabatic approximations: on the relevance of selection rules

Vittorianna Tasco

National Research Council, Nanotechnology Institute, Lecce, Italy
Programming chiro-optical effects at optical frequency through helix nanostructures

Dmitry Tatarnikov

Topcon Positioning Systems, LLC
Russian Federation
Low Profile Dual-Band Pixel Patch Antennas

Ronny Thomale

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Topolectrical circuits

Mariia Timofeeva

ETH Zürich
Mechanically stretchable metamaterials based on III-V nanowires

Andreas Tittl

Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Spectrally selective metasurfaces for enhanced sensing and optical phase control

Gleb Tselikov

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
Laser-ablation approaches for synthesis of novel anisotropic nanoparticles based on layered transition metal dichalcogenides for photonic applications

Odysseas Tsilipakos

Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
Multiresonant metasurfaces for broadband spatiotemporal wave manipulation

Lucas Vazquez Besteiro

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China / Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
China / Canada
Theoretical Perspective on the Generation of Plasmonic Hot Carriers

Giorgio Volpe

Department of Chemistry, University College London
United Kingdom
Disorder-mediated optical self-assembly of colloidal structures

Christian Wolff

University of Southern Denmark
Some caveats for strong coupling nanophotonic research

Alexander B Yakovlev

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi
Mantle Cloaking for Decoupling of Interleaved Phased Antenna Arrays in 5G Applications

Hyunsoo Yang

National University of Singapore
Magnetization switching by magnon torques through an antiferromagnetic insulator NiO

Irena Zivkovic

Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The Netherlands
Transciever coils for UHF human body MRI




Photonic quantum technology is an exciting and emerging field that is predominantly based on the unique properties provided by quantum mechanics, superposition and entanglement. Compared to respective classical approaches, quantum technologies not only have the potential to considerably enhance computational power, communication security, but also can be applied in interdisciplinary research including bio-marking, sensing, thermometry, etc.

The Symposium provides a platform for discussion of recent progress in development, experimental realization, application of single-photon sources and creation of collaboration for scientists from all over the world. Also symposium covers theoretical and experimental research in the following and related topics such as:
- advances in nanofabrication and circuit integration
- diamond nanophotonics
- new materials and concepts for quantum photonics
- control of quantum emitters and lifetime engineering
- quantum nonlinear phenomena
- quantum nanophotonics for biology applications
- quantum photonic devices for simulations, sensing, and communication
- quantum communications, networks, and metrology
- novel quantum technologies


To enhance the impact of the METANANO conference series, researchers within the scope of the conference are invited to suggest Special Sessions. Proposals should be completed by using this template. Please submit your proposal by 16th December 2019 to Technical Programme Committee (TPC) Chair Dr. Mihail Petrov ( and CC to Conference Secretary Ms. Anastasia Kaptsova (

All proposals will be reviewed by TPC. The TPC will score and rank submitted proposals based on scientific quality, timeliness, and interest from the conference community. The session organizers will have an authority for accepting papers for their session which will not be subject to a regular review cycle. Proposers will be informed about the TPC decision two weeks after the proposal’s submission.

Optical Nanofibres – Fundamentals and Applications

In recent years, optical nanofibers have shown their enormous potential in areas as diverse as sensing, photonics, atomic physics, particle manipulation, and quantum optics. While their use in some areas is reaching a certain level of maturity, there are still many fundamental aspects of light propagation within these waveguides coming to the fore, such as the unique polarisation properties and the chirality of photon coupling.

This session will be focussed on both fundamental and applied aspects of optical nano- (and micro-) fibres and will provide a dedicated platform for researchers to discuss recent advances in this area. The primary aim will be to enhance interdisciplinary applications, through discussion opportunities between young and senior scientists and engineers. The session targets researchers from several disciplines including physics, photonics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

Strong Light-Matter Interactions in Photonic and Plasmonic Devices

Tailoring the interaction of light with matter is the cornerstone of modern photonics and plasmonics. The conventional approach is to couple a photonic or plasmonic cavity with light emitters such as atoms, quantum dots, organic molecules, and conventional or low-dimensional semiconducting materials hosting excitons. In the strong coupling regime - when the cavity field and the emitter(s) exchange energy at a rate faster than any losses in the system - light and matter hybridize to form new eigenstates states carrying simultaneously light-like and matter-like properties. These hybrid states enable the possibility to manipulate light and matter on an equal footage, thereby allowing the design of new devices for quantum information processing, sensing, metrology, polaritonic lasers, energy transfer and control over chemical reactions. These systems also offer unique opportunities to explore the fundamental properties of light-matter interactions from cryogenic to room temperature environments with high spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions at the true nanoscale.
In this Special Session we aim at bringing together scientists from the photonic and plasmonic communities working on strong light-matter interactions all over the world and to promote fruitful scientific exchanges and discussions.

Free-Electron-Driven Light-Matter Interaction

Cathodoluminescence (CL) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) have become incredible characterization tools that provide an unprecedented combination of space, energy, and time resolutions for the characterization of nanophotonic materials. In parallel to that, recent advances in nanophotonics and electron microscopy have enabled the development of novel light-matter effects triggered by free electrons.

In this Special Session, we will discuss these two developments in parallel, with a special emphasis on novel effects and characterization techniques such as quantum CL, electron wavefront shaping, ultrafast electron microscopy, and free-electron-driven light sources.

New phenomena and applications for wireless power transfer

Wireless Power Transfer is a technology finding its way into products. The fast development in the area is possible when academia and industry are strongly connected with each other. This session aims to provide a platform to stimulate intense communication among the researchers and engineers involved in WPT development.  New phenomena, as well as improved WPT system designs for a broad range of practical applications, will be covered in the session. The works devoted to wireless power transmission and harvesting through near- and far-fields will be accepted.

Magnetic Photonics and Metamaterials

The session brings together scientists interested in recent developments in studies ranging from spintronics, fundamental magnonic properties, and magnetodynamics to their application in the information technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on magnetic materials with modulated properties, which by analogy to photonic and plasmonic crystals have been labeled magnonic crystals. Currently, photons are used for information transport, electrons for processing and spins for storage. Future developments will require integration of these separate technologies.

The principal objective of the session is to consolidate the efforts of researchers working in the field of spintronics and magnonics in order to work out new concepts leading to the practical realisation of electro-opto-magnetic devices. Future challenges for this field of science will be identified, which will motivate younger researchers to follow the new pathways and perspectives. The event will be open to the cross-fertilization between the magnetic community and those of photonics, spin-orbitronics, spintronics and straintronics thus being useful in establishing new collaborations and providing a forum for scientific discussions within existing ones.

Perovskite Photonics and Optoelectronics

Nanostructures and low-dimensional systems based on halide perovskites have recently emerged as promising materials not only for photovoltaics and optoelectronics, but for a number of advanced photonic applications. Recent studies of optical properties of halide perovskites suggest many opportunities for a design of nanophotonic devices due to the perovskites low-cost fabrication, relatively high values of the refractive index, existence of excitons at room temperatures, broadband bandgap tunability, high optical gain, and strong nonlinear response, as well as the simplicity of their integration with other types of optical and electronic architectures.

This Special Section provides a platform for researchers to discuss the recent progress in fundamentals and applications of the nanostructured halide perovskites.

Nanofabrication for optoelectronic applications

Modern nanoscale systems and semiconductor structures with low dimensions open new paths for study and development of optoelectronic devices with distinguished characteristics. Their fabrication, especially, on flexible or disposable substrates are very promising for such applications as wearable electronics, flexible touch screens and bright RGB displays, photodetectors and solar cells, consumer biosensors, MEMS and NEMS applications, HEMT transistors and functionalized nanoelectronic devices, etc. Nanofabrication is a core technology not only toward miniaturization of electronic/optoelectronic devices but also for finding new physical/chemical phenomena via the small size effect that can be applied to the next generation optoelectronics. However, their commercial promotion is impeded by technological bottlenecks and high-price fabrication process. We discuss the concept, limitation, challenge, innovation potential, and opportunities in the emerging nanofabrication technique. Thus, a combination of modern nanotechnology such as epitaxy, CVD and ALD methods, e-beam lithography, FIB and HIM milling, nanoimprinting, laser lithography and short pulse ablation, advanced polymer chemistry along with advanced method of nanocharacterization allow to develop and produce devices with intriguing properties, which can be implemented in real optoelectronic applications.

This special session provides a venue for researchers to discuss the recent progress of nanofabrication techniques for the synthesis of materials, characterization tools, and device processing that enables the development of new emerging optoelectronics applications.

Optomechanics and Optical Manipulation

Opto-mechanics – the field of science studying mechanical action of light on material bodies possesses grandiose fundamental significance and drives a variety of practical applications in physics, biology, medicine etc. Optical micromanipulators, first introduced by A. Ashkin - 2018 year Nobel prize winner - paved a way to efficient non-invasive control over particles dynamics via focused laser beams. This investigation started the era of ‘optical tweezers’.

Recently, advances in opto-electronic and nano-technologies boosted the development of Opto-mechanics providing cutting edge abilities in manipulation on micro- and nano-scale. For example, holographic optical tweezers enable simultaneous manipulation of hundreds of particles; tractor beams provide additional degrees of freedom by attracting objects to a source of illumination; plasmonic tweezers mediate subwavelength self-organization of particles and their enhanced trapping, and plenty of other systems flexibly governing complex nano-structures.

Therefore, the main research focus of the Optomechanics and Optical Manipulation Special Session is on the up to date fundamental opto-mechanical phenomena, novel types of optical manipulators and optically driven micro- and nano-mechanical devices (NOMS), auxiliary structures for tweezing, optical binding and optical matter, applications of optomechanics in bio-physics and bio-medicine, etc.

All-Dielectric Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

All-dielectric nanophotonics is a rapidly developing area of research due to the possibility to control and manipulate light scattering by high-index semiconductor nanoparticles. Mature fabrication techniques, developed for silicon technologies, enable realization of ambitious proposals that continue promoting the field. It opens a vast room of opportunities for designing novel types of nanoscale elements and devices and paves a way to advanced technologies of light energy manipulation. In particular, progress in all-dielectric metasurfaces and nanoantennas, new types of excitations, such as magnetic and toroidal modes and associated anapole states, ultrahigh-Q resonant modes, etc. promise replacing conventional bulky optical elements with nanometer-scale structures with enhanced functionality. Therefore, this section is to bring together up-to-date research on this topic from all over the world.

Advanced Systems for Applied Nanoscience

Session aims to bring together researchers from different fields of science (biology, chemistry, and material science) to share their results. It took the initiation to engage the world-class experts from the academic platform, to discuss the advancements in the field of Material and Life Science. The results of these fruitful interdisciplinary collaborations can find real applications in the field of, for example, catalysis, drug delivery, sensing, genetics and others. The Advanced systems for applied nanoscience session will cover a wide variety of topics relevant for physicists, biologists, chemists, and engineers. So, come and join the interdisciplinary section with leading professionals at METANANO 2020 Conference in Tbilisi.

Bound States in the Continuum in Photonics

Bound states in the continuum as nonradiating sources of energy have traditionally been studied in quantum mechanics and atomic physics while receiving a very little attention in the photonics community. This situation has changed recently due to a number of pioneering theoretical studies and remarkable experimental demonstrations of these exotic states of light in dielectric resonant photonic structures and metasurfaces, with the possibility to localize efficiently the electromagnetic fields of high intensities within small volumes of matter. These recent advances underpin novel concepts in nanophotonics, and provide a promising pathway to overcome the problem of losses usually associated with metals and plasmonic materials for the efficient control of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale.

This Special Section aims to provide a platform for researchers to discuss the current progress in this young yet prominent research field with applications in both linear and nonlinear optics including but not limited to design of novel dielectric structures with high-Q resonances, nonlinear wave mixing and enhanced harmonic generation, as well as advanced concepts for lasing and biosensing.

Plasmonic nanostructures and hot carrier management

Plasmonic oscillations in nanostructures and metamaterials bare a potential of efficient conversion of light into current and vice versa. For the structure sizes and hot spots smaller than electron mean free path significant influence of the electronic states and optical fields at the surface of plasmonic material are expected. Understanding and optimization of these processes should allow approaching double digit conversion efficiency

This session aims to discuss the mechanisms of efficient hot carrier extraction from damped plasmonic oscillations, but also the opposite process of inelastic electron tunneling which generates plasmonic oscillations. Providing the exchange between these two research fields should lead to a better understanding of the involved mechanisms. Also, the study of the surface effects, reduction of nanostructure sizes, optimization of nanostructure geometries and new plasmonic materials are in the scope of this session.

The session covers following topics:

  • Hot electrons and hot holes
  • Photoemission from nanostructures
  • Photodetection at metal-semiconductor interface
  • Inelastic electron tunneling
  • Surface damping
  • Chemical interface damping
  • New nanostructures for hot carrier management (1D, 2D, 3D)
  • New plasmonic materials for hot carrier management
Graphene and 2D Materials

Special session on Graphene and 2D Materials will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to share their experiences, the most recent results, and forthcoming challenges in the field of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures. We aim to bring together experimentalists and theorists to review the current status of this burgeoning field, identify the crucial areas where progress can be made, and foster collaborations and partnerships to vigorously pursue these goals.

This technical session will cover a wide range of topics such as fundamental properties (experiments, theory, and simulations), synthesis/fabrication techniques and novel applications of 2D materials at the forefront of scientific knowledge (sensors, THz technologies, flexible electronics, energy harvesting and storage, biomedical, thermal management and other).

Topological states in classical and quantum systems

During recent years topological properties have been uncovered and investigated in a wide range of physical systems from condensed matter physics to optics and acoustics. While all these areas employ different experimental techniques and theoretical approaches, in all cases the topology of the bands plays an essential role, and topological properties are manifested in the enhanced robustness to disorder and defects.
This session aims to gather the researchers with a diverse physical background to discuss the recent developments in topological physics including but not limited to higher-order topological states, topological lasers and topological states in nonlinear or non-Hermitian systems.

Nonlinear Nanophotonics

Nonlinear optics (NLO) is one of the key enabling technologies in photonics. The dependence of NLO response on either bulk or surface properties of matter has been exploited to characterize crystalline solids in material science, to study dynamics at interfaces, as well as to devise novel light sources and advanced sensing and bioimaging techniques. The generation of entangled photon pairs, which are the information basis of quantum computing and quantum cryptography, is another key asset related to these phenomena. Nanostructured materials bring a new twist to NLO, providing unprecedented freedom in shaping nonlinear responses on demand.

The Special Session on Nonlinear Nanophotonics will confront the main technological challenges to further boost photon conversion and nonlinear phenomena in highly confined volumes, tackling current challenges in telecommunications, quantum science, sensing and attosecond metrology.

Advanced nanophotonic sensing and spectroscopy

Optical sensing approaches play a fundamental role in many scientific areas and have been particularly impactful for resolving interactions between multiple analytes in biochemical systems in-situ, in real-time and in a non-invasive manner. Recently, nanophotonic/plasmonic structures capable of controlling and amplifying light-matter interactions below the optical diffraction limit have extended this field towards ultimate sensitivities and new functionalities.

This session aims to bring together a diverse group of researchers from optics, materials science, surface chemistry and biology in order to explore recent developments in nanophotonic sensing and molecular spectroscopy, with a special focus on emerging metasurface-based techniques. 

Terahertz Photonics

Extending from 0.1 to 10 THz, the terahertz (THz) band of the electromagnetic spectrum has been experiencing rapid progress in the last decade stimulated by advancement in methods of THz generation and detection. Weakly developed in the past due to technological limitations, this spectral range attracts much interest both in fundamental and applied research owing to unique potentialities of THz waves unachievable for adjoining infrared and microwave domains.

This Special Session gathers together “terahertz scientists” to share and discuss recent results in the emerging field of THz photonics and metamaterial-inspired THz technologies. The session covers the topics of passive and active optical components, detectors, sensors, applications of photonic structures and others.

RF and Microwave Applications of Complex Electromagnetic Structures

Every year the research on metamaterials and complex electromagnetic structures offers new fascinating opportunities for handling electromagnetic fields. Metamaterials today are not just a concept, but a powerful tool of developing new antennas, RF systems, microwave devices, and components. At this stage, joint efforts of physicists and engineers worldwide are highly demanded for building a new metamaterial-inspired technology improving state of the art. Our session is a platform to share recent results and ideas on various applications of such structures in the RF. The scope of the session covers but not limited to the following topics on devices whose operational principle is based on the use of metamaterials, metasurfaces, and complex periodic structures:

  • Antennas and antenna arrays;
  • Radiofrequency identification;
  • Navigation systems;
  • Passive and active microwave devices and components;
  • Quasi-optical components including anomalous reflectors;
  • Electromagnetic compatibility;  
  • Simulation and measurement techniques.
Advanced Electromagnetic for MRI

Exploring the newly discovered and previously overlooked electromagnetic effects in the scope of magnetic resonance imaging applications has already provided a pathway for many novel scan techniques: better RF-coils, waveguide excitation, targeted teranostic agents, advanced shielding and more – all leading to higher diagnostic quality, safer examinations or reduced costs.

This session acts as an umbrella meeting for professionals both in electromagnetic research and MRI applications aiming to facilitate knowledge dissemination. This idea-rich environment is intended for further exchange of the MRI challenges and solutions as well as advances in EM theory and engineering that can potentially unlock new diagnostic possibilities.


Every year the research on metamaterials and complex electromagnetic structures offers new fascinating opportunities for handling electromagnetic fields. Metamaterials today are not just a concept, but a powerful tool for developing new antennas, RF systems, microwave and optical devices, and various components. At this stage, joint efforts of physicists and engineers worldwide are highly demanded for building a new metamaterial-inspired device. Our section is a platform for combining industrial and academic environments where everyone can share their results on the applications of such materials in practice, as well as identify the challenges facing the industry that can be solved with the help of the academic community.

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Advanced Optical Materials is an international, interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science which focuses on all aspects of light-matter interactions. Advanced Optical Materials was published as a special focus section integrated in Advanced Materials in 2012 and launched as a journal at the start of 2013. Advanced Optical Materials has an Impact Factor of 7.125 (2018 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)).

The scope of Advanced Optical Materials is dedicated to breakthrough discoveries and fundamental research in photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and more. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the topics covered in Advanced Optical Materials:

  • Photonic crystals
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical nanostructures
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optical devices, detectors & sensors
  • Holography
  • Opto-acoustic materials
  • Optical data storage
  • Micro/nano resonators
  • Optical waveguides

Advanced Optical Materials contains an attractive mix of Communications, Full papers, Review Articles and Progress Reports with the same article specifications as Advanced Materials. For more information please see


Laser & Photonics Reviews (LPR) publishes top-quality review articles, original papers and letters covering the current range of photonics and laser physics, both theoretical and experimental, from recent breakthrough research to specific developments and novel applications. Laser & Photonics Reviews has an impact factor of 9.056 (2018 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)).

Main Areas of Interest:

  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Photonics - Quantum Science & Technology
  • Topological Photonics
  • Light-Matter Interaction

and other topics including: Silicon Photonics, Ultrafast Photonics, Synthetic Dimension, Semiconductor Photonics, Photonics of LEDs, Solar Cells and Detectors, Fibre Lasers & Fibre Optics, Sub-Wavelength Photonics, Optical Antennas, Photonics of Artificial Materials, Micro/ Nano Cavities, Laser Cooling and Ultracold Gases, Optofluidics, Optomechanics,Laser Metrology and Spectroscopy, Transformation Optics, Nanolasers, Holography, Biophotonics & Biomedical Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Absorbers, Optical Coatings, Photonic Crystals, Optical Imaging, Optics in Telecommunication.

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Online without proceeding

14 - 18 September 2020


No Registration Fee

Online with proceeding

14 - 18 September 2020


100 USD

Online participation (with talk)

Online participation is free of charge, if you want to publish conference paper in AIP Conference Proceedings the fee is $100 for each proceeding (two proceedings maximum for one participant).


When paying with a card of a foreign bank the exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia is used.

Online listener (no talk)

Participation without talk is free of charge and includes participation in all sessions within the conference program as a listener.




Conference program

The Conference will be held online in live format using Zoom. To ensure a smooth conference, all the speakers (plenary, keynote, invited and oral) are kindly invited to book a slot for a short test session and get a quick brief from a technical committee member. At the end of each session, there will be networking rooms dedicated to the presenters (plenary, keynote, invited, oral) of the related session in order to continue the discussion over their presentations.
Poster sessions will be organized using individual Zoom rooms for presenters. Posters are available during the whole conference but the authors will be available for discussion only during the dedicated poster session (please refer to the program for more information). All e-posters will be uploaded prior to the conference and made available to conference delegates through the Poster area. Delegates will be able to browse through all e-posters, which will be grouped by day-session.

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