The first International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics (TaCoNa-Photonics 2008) took place in the "Physikzentrum Bad Honnef", Bad Honnef, Germany on December 3-5 2008.

72 participants from 20 countries have contributed to the workshop. Topics of the workshop were covered in 2 plenary, 13 invited, 20 contributed oral and 32 poster presentations.

Program at a Glance

December 3
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome Address
Session 1

Plenary Presentations

Modelling Experiments: What's the Problem? by Bill Barnes
Photonic Metamaterials: Optics Starts Walking on Two Feet by Martin Wegener

Invited Presentations

Single molecule fluorescence in nanoscopic environments by Remi Carminati, C. Vandenbem,...
Time domain simulation and visualization of the electromagnetic near-field around dielectric and metal nano-structures by Colm Dineen
Circuits with Light at the Nanoscale: Metananocircuits and Metactronics by Nader Engheta

Contributed Oral Presentations

1 Sven Burger, Germany Accurate simulations of nano-optical devices
2 Hung-Chun Chang,Taiwan Electromagnetic simulations of nanophotonic problems using the Legendre pseudospectral time-domain method
3 Celestino Creatore, Italy Quantum Theory of Spontaneous Emission in Multilayer Dielectric Structures

Poster Presentations

Jost Adam,
Multipole Based Near-to-Far-Field Transformation and it's Applicability in (Sub-)Wavelength Scale Photonics P1
Mario Agio,
Improving Light-Matter Iinteraction Using Metal Nanoparticles and Focused Beams P2
Arafa Aly,
Study of THz Transmittance in Superconducting and Metallic Photonic Crystals P3