The Ramunno group traveled to Erice, Sicily for the NATO Advanced Study Institute titled “Light-Matter Interactions Towards the Nanoscale” from July 20th to August 4th 2019. This year’s organizers included our very own research associate Antonino Calà Lesina. Many lecturers presented on various nanophotonic-related topics, including Prof. Ramunno who gave a workshop on Lumerical’s FDTD software. Joshua presented some of his work as a short seminar, and two posters.
Last week (July 8-12 2019) the Ramunno group participated in the NUSOD conference for simulations in optoelectronics. Prof. Ramunno chaired the first session on Novel Methods and gave an invited talk titled Simulation of nanophotonic nonlinear metasurfaces. Joshua Baxter gave a talk titled Deep Learning applied to plasmonic colouring. Antonio Calà Lesina led the Rump session in discussing the use of machine learning in optoelectronics.
The conference was lots of fun with amazing talks, a breathtaking excursion, and some excellent food.
Plasmonics goes mainstream in The Globe and Mail
This past weekend, The Globe and Mail published an article about the Royal Canadian Mint’s use of plasmonic colouring called The colour of money: How the Royal Canadian Mint is using cutting-edge laser technology to give coins a surprising new look. The article highly features our close collaborator Dr. Jean-Michel Guay. Congrats Jean-Michel!
For more information on the plasmonic colouring, please read the articlepublished in Nature Communications coauthored by Antonio Calà Lesina and Prof. Ramunno.
URS project opening
We are seeking a keen URS student for a project using artificial intelligence in nanophotonics. If you are interested in deep learning, nanotechnology, and having fun, see details here.
We’re going to the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Nanophotonics
Our group is going to be at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Light-matter interactions towards the nanoscale” from July 20 to August 4, 2019, in Erice, Italy.
The program is part of the School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, a prestigious school directed by Prof. Baldassare Di Bartolo since 1973.
The program this year is directed by Prof. J. Collins and Prof. S. Gaponenko.
During the summer school, Prof. Ramunno will give a series of lectures on Computational Nanophotonics, Joshua Baxter will give a poster and a short seminar on our recent research activities, while Dr. Calà Lesina is part of the organizing team.
For more info: please visit the website and check out the poster.
Joshua wins best OSA Technical Group Poster at CLEO
Book Review in Optics and Photonics News
“Quantum Nano-Photonics” is a collection of articles from the NATO Advanced Study Institute which took place in the summer of 2017, where we contibuted Chapter 6 on simulations in nanophotonics based on the lectures presented by Prof Ramunno, as well as a number of proceedings articles.
This book was just given a wonderful review in OSA’s Optics and Photonics News May 2019 issue.
PhD candidate Joshua Baxter will be presenting his talk Application of deep learning to direct and inverse problems in plasmonic coloring at CLEO on May 7th at 6:15 in the “Nanophotonic Platforms for Optical Computing & Deep Learning” session.
The Ramunno group website is now in development! We hope to have it up to date shortly.
Max Planck – uOttawa Center for Research In Photonics Annual Meeting 2018
The Max Planck – uOttawa Center for Research In Photonics Annual Meeting was held from October 15-16 2018 . As a fellow of the center, Prof. Ramunno gave a talk that outlined some of research conducted in her group. Antonio presented our joint research project with Max-Planck collaborators from Germany and Russia.