Design of an optical nanostructure.

7-8th November 2022 via zoom

Design of an optical nanostructure.
Graphic: IAP (University Jena)

The Conference 

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena has organized a two-day workshop on structured light and its applications. The workshop aimed to foster exchange of ideas and disseminate the state of the art in the field of structured light. By including different aspects of the vast field of structured light, the goal is to provide a comprehensive view on this exciting field, to nurture new ideas by the meeting of specialists in different sub-fields, and eventually to pave the way to new collaborations between researchers with complementary expertise.

The workshop was intended both for established and young researchers -PhD students, early stage researchers and highly motivated Master students- who want either to learn how to exploit all the degrees of freedom of a light beam for their own research, or to find new ideas to pursue along their academic career.

We invited submissions in the general area of structured light with topics including but were not limited to:

  • Sub-wavelength design of photonic devices
  • Optical angular momentum and its manipulation
  • Structured beams for optical tweezing
  • Complex polarization states for information processing in the classical and in the quantum regime
  • Geometric phase in optics
  • Spin-orbit interaction in photonics
  • Tunable beam shaping using liquid crystals
  • Optical metasurfaces for beam shaping
  • Nonlinear optics with structured beams
  • Light-matter interaction with structured beams

Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to Esther, Sharareh and Jeetendra for being the first three best poster award winners. The prize is sponsored by the SPIE-OPTICA student chapter of the University Jena.
They were chosen based on the polls plus the recommendations from the expert committee.

Esther Nabadda, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Retrieving the phase distribution of structured light beams by a self-interferometric technique

Sharareh Jalali, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
Study of the superposition of optical vortex beams

Jeetendra Gour, UniJena, Germany
Fabrication of sub 5-nm plasmonic nano-gap structures for extreme confinement of optical fields

Abstract Book of the Conference
Best Poster Award
Logo SPIE OPTICA Chapter Univ. Jena
Logo SPIE OPTICA Chapter Univ. Jena
Graphic: SPIE

Three posters will be chosen for Best poster award. The award is sponsored by the SPIE-OPTICA student chapter.


Invited Speakers

Andrea Alù (CUNY, USA) - Plenary Talk
Alessandro Alberucci (University Jena, Germany)
Jeroen Beeckman (UGhent, Belgium)
Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus (EPFL, Switzerland)
Andrea Blanco-Redondo (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Jennifer Dionne (Stanford, USA)
Natalia Litchinitser (Duke University, USA)
Lorenzo Marrucci (University of Naples, Italy)
Stefan Nolte (University Jena, Germany)
Thomas Pertsch (University Jena, Germany)

Featured Talks

Raouf Barboza, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Vincenzo D’Ambrosio, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Spencer Jolly, ULB, Brussels
Bruno Piccirillo, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Jer-Shing Huang, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena
Maria Del Mar Sanchez Lopez, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Filippo Cardano, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Battulga Munkhbat, DTU Fotonik, Denmark 

Program Schedule

Jisha Chandroth Pannian, University Jena, Germany

Stefan Nolte, University Jena, Germany

Alessandro Alberucci, University Jena, Germany


Jisha Chandroth Pannian
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
07745 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9-47895

Fax: +49 3641 9-47802