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Dr. Jer-Shing Huang

Dr. Jer-Shing  Huang

Research Group Leader
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

Nanooptics Research Group

Albert Einstein Str 9
Jena  07445

tel: +49 3641 206 404
E-mail: jer-shing.huang@leibniz-ipht.de
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/jshgroup101/

Area of Expertise

Nanooptics, Plasmonics, Analytical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Microscopy


Dr. Jer-Shing Huang is currently the group leader of an independent research group of nanooptics at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, Germany. He serves as the guest editor and a member of Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Photonics. He is also a SPIE Visiting Lecturer and a proposer for SPIE Newsroom.

Dr. Jer-Shing Huang obtained his PhD from the Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University in 2004. He then joined as a postdoc the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. In 2006, Dr. Huang left for mandatory military service in the Chemical Corp of Taiwan Army. 2007 Spring, Dr. Huang joined Prof. Dr. Bert Hecht's group in the Department of Experimental Physics 5 at Würzburg University in Germany. In 2010, Dr. Huang became an assistant professor of chemistry at the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan, where he focused his research on nanoplasmonics. In 2015, Dr. Huang became a tenured associate professor at NTHU. In 2016 November, Dr. Huang moved to the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, Germany, where he leads an independent research group of nanooptics. Dr. Huang's current research focuses on the engineering of nanoscale light field for light-matter photochemical and photophysical interaction. Dr. Huang is the winner of 2014 Outstanding Research Award for New Faculty Member at NTHU, 2015 Gold-Jade Fellowship and 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award at NTHU.

Lecture Title(s)

Plasmonics for Enhancing Nanoscale Light-matter Interaction: Applications in Optical Manipulation and Chiral Analysis
Chirality of a molecule is of critical importance since it determines the medical functions and biological activity of drugs and proteins. Unfortunately, chiral light-matter interaction is typically weak due to the length mismatch between the wavelength of light and the molecular chiral domain. For example, circular dichroism (CD) based on the coupling between induced electric dipole and magnetic dipole moment is weak because plane waves cannot efficiently excite the magnetic dipole moment. Plasmonic nanostructures can concentrate and control optical fields at nanometer scale [1] and provide stiff optical potential to manipulate nanoobjects [2]. Plasmonic nanostructures offer possibility to engineer optical near fields and enhance light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale. Recently, it has been shown that optical near fields can be designed to selectively enhance the CD of chiral molecules [3]. Achieving the desired enhancement requires the presence of chiral targets in the area of the pre-designed field. In my lecture, I will discuss recent advances in optical field engineering for enhancing chiral light-matter interaction, including our new design of slant-gap nanoantenna and elliptical nanoholes for simultaneous optical trapping and CD enhancement. The proposed nanostructures can be easily realized by standard nanofabrication techniques and the excitation scheme can be readily achieved by common optical laboratory. The latest research progress on several different related topics, including mode conversion in optical nanocircuits [4] and plasmonic solar cells [5] will also be given in the lecture.

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