Presentation: Optomechanics with a levitated nanoparticle
Theme: C8. Micro and Nanophotonics, and Light Trapping
Romain Quidant is an ICREA professor at ICFO, The institute of Photonic Sciences, in Barcelona. His research focuses on nano-optics, at the interface between Photonics and Nanotechnology. His team uses the unique optical properties of nanostructures as an enabling toolbox to design solutions to scientific and technological challenges, in a wide set of disciplines, from fundamental physics to biotechnology and medicine. This makes his group highly multidisciplinary and involved in both basic and applied research. The most fundamental part of his work is directed towards enhanced light/matter interaction and optomechanics. From a more applied viewpoint, his team investigates news strategies to control light and heat at the nanometer scale for biomedical applications, including lab-on-a-chip technology and targeted hyperthermia.