17th International Conference on
Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN17)


March 28 - March 31, 2016
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara, Japan

Thank you for your participation! See you in the next PLMCN!

Conference period: March 28 - March 31, 2016
Venue: Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara, Japan

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Technical program and Abstracts (password-protected link) is now available (March 25, 2016).
Final program is now available (March 14, 2016).
Updates on Transportation, Invited presentations, Speaker information, and Acknowledgement pages (March 12, 2016).
Early registration dealine has been extended to 7 March 2016 (February 29, 2016).
Conferenec program has been updated (February 20, 2016).
Tentative program has now been available (February 4, 2016).
Social program page (for banquet & excursion) has now been available (December 4, 2015).
Abstract submission deadline has been extended to December 23, 2015 (November 30, 2015).
Online registration site has been opened. See registration page (October 14, 2015).
Paper submission site has been opened. See abstract page (October 1, 2015).
Conference venue has been moved to Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (September 25, 2015).
Conference period has been shifted to March 28 - 31, 2016 (September 08, 2015).
PLMCN17 website has been opened (April 27, 2015).

Conference scope

The 17th PLMCN will be devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of opto-electronic devices based on advanced low-dimensional and photonic structures, such as low threshold polariton lasers, new optical switches, single photon emitters, photonic band-gap structures, etc. It should review recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light-matter coupling, as well as follow progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide gap semiconductor and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies. The conference will be open to new emerging field as low dimensional carbon materials and quantum information.
The idea of this conference is to bring together scientists active in the fields of semiconductor optics and material science dealing with modern technologies of wide-band semiconductor and organic materials, both in academia and industry. This combination should be very fruitful in preparation for future breakthroughs in these areas of physics.
The scope of the conference covers both physics and application of a variety of phenomena related to light-matter coupling in solids. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Excitons and Polaritons
  • Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals
  • Plasmonics & Quantum plasmonics
  • Opto-mechanics and hybrid systems
  • Quantum dots, wires & wells, nanocrystals, point defects
  • 2D materials
  • Spin & Valleytronics
  • Light matter interaction in Micro/Nanocavities
  • Growth and characterization of advanced nanostructures
  • Other related Condensed Matter topics