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META 2023

04 October 2022

13th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Paris, France, July 18 – 21, 2023



The 13th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2023) will be held in Paris - France, from 18 to 21 July 2023 (https://metaconferences.org).

The conference will be in-person with an online participation option for poster presenters and attendees not presenting papers.

Call for papers: click!

Call for special session proposals: click!

As usual, META 2023 will feature several Plenary and Keynote Lectures by world leading experts on nanophotonics and metamaterials:

Confirmed Plenary Speakers (more TBA soon)

  • Sylvain Gigan, Sorbonne Université, France
  • Marin Soljačić, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA

Confirmed Keynote Speakers (more TBA soon):

  • Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA
  • Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Southern California, USA

Conference Tutorials

META 2023 will also feature several tutorials on topics of interest for META community (free of charge for the conference attendees).


Important dates

  • 17 February 2023: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 24 April 2023: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 9 June 2023: Full-papers Submission Deadline



Special Sessions:

Should you be interested in organizing a Special Session at META 2023, please contact us at contact@metaconferences.org. Sessions of similar topics may be proposed, if needed we will schedule them at different slots over the conference period.


See example of sessions proposed at META 2022 here: 


SP1. "Bottom-up approaches, new fabrication routes and ENSEMBLE³"

Organizers: Dorota Pawlak (ENSEMBLE³, Poland) & Virginie Ponsinet (CNRS-Université de Bordeaux, France)

The session will cover all aspects of novel approaches to manufacturing of materials with special electromagnetic properties as metamaterials and plasmonic materials. The stress will be on bottom-up approach however the session aims to bring together also scientists applying novel ideas in top-down manufacturing methods. The session will include manufacturing, theory, characterization and application. The session aims to bring together material scientists, experts in electromagnetic theory and characterization as well as researchers presenting applications of the materials.


Bottom-up fabrication routes for nanomaterials;
New fabrication methods for nanophotonics;
Self-assembled metamaterials;
Disordered and non-periodic metamaterials and metasurfaces;
Colloidal optical nanoresonators.

SP2. "Local enhancement and control of light-matter interaction"

Organizer: Antonio Ambrosio (CNST@POLIMI - Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)

Local manipulation of light-matter interaction by means of nanostructuring of photonics materials is a well-established reality. One example is the physics of polaritons in some 2D materials. The session will discuss the most recent achievements about topics like:


Polaritons in 2D material;
Near-field microscopy;
Visible and Mid-IR metasurfaces and metamaterials;
Intersubband transitions;
Tunable nano-devices.

SP3. "Metamaterials Meeting Industry"

Organizers: Tatjana Gric (VILNIUS TECH, Lithuania) & Edik Rafailov (Aston University, UK)

Controlling light, electricity, and heat have made a tremendous impact on technological advancements throughout human history. Advances in electrical and electromagnetic technologies, wireless communications, lasers, and computers have all been made possible by challenging our understanding of how light and other energy forms naturally behave, and how it is possible to manipulate them.

This Special Session focuses on the design and fabrication of metamaterials and other functional materials. These are complex structures patterned in ways that perform a special function, such as transparently blocking a specific color of light, or invisibly heating a window in a car. These functions more generally include manipulating light, heat, and electromagnetic waves in unusual ways. The Special Session is devoted to discussing recent developments in the fields of artificial materials and their applications ranging from compositions, structures such as orientation, arrangement, geometry, size, shape, and smart properties including manipulation of electromagnetic waves by blocking, absorbing, enhancing, or bending waves.


3D printing
Functional plasmonics
Homogenization of anisotropic media
Propagation of surface plasmon polaritons
Applications of metamaterials
Metamaterial based devices

SP4. "Bio-Inspired Nanophotonics"

Organizer: Debashis Chanda (College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA),  Hyuck Choo (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea) & Radwanul Hasan Siddique (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology America, USA)

Structural color is produced through combinations of reflection, scattering and interference which eliminates color bleaching of pigmentation based absorptive color generation mechanisms. Plasmonic as well as dielectric metasurfaces/nanostructures offer the unique ability to control the propagation of light via phase/amplitude modifications on nanostructured surfaces, producing vivid structural color. Flexible, thin-film structural color holds great promise for next generation displays and prints.


Transmissive/reflective structural color;
High contrast color;
Angle independent color generation;
Active and passive tunability;
Bio-inspired color;
Integrated devices.

SP5. "Parity-Time and quasi-normal modes in Photonics, Plasmonics, Acoustics"

Organizers: Anatole Lupu (C2N/Paris-Saclay University, France) & Henri Benisty (Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France)

The use of new symmetry properties in Photonics, Plasmonics, Acoustics has emerged in the recent years. They exploit unusual categories of modes and states that open yet unexplored avenues. Parity-Time symmetric structures are a key example of such a class of non-Hermitian systems of renewed interest in optics and photonics (gain/loss structures) for diverse flavours of broken symmetries. Quasi-normal modes help building sound pictures of non-hermitian systems and are also an increasingly considered topic. This special session will cover theoretical and experimental progress in the exploration and functionalization of systems exhibiting this class of special-symmetry-related features in the areas of photonics, plasmonics and acoustics.


Non-Hermitian Photonics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Acoustics;
PT-symmetry related functionalities enabled by gain-loss engineering: theory, devices, applications;
Singularities, broken symmetries, topological states in non-Hermitian systems;
Studies of quasi normal modes in general Non-hermitian contexts.

SP6. "Machine learning for metamaterials and metasurfaces"

Organizer: Willie Padilla (Duke University, USA)

Recent application of machine learning and deep learning has enabled accelerated design of metamaterial and metasurfaces, thus overcoming significant challenges with conventional numerical methods. For many metamaterial and metasurface systems, conventional optimization approaches are limited and not able to efficiently solve for a desired scattering response. The issue of finding the geometry of a metamaterial or metasurface that will give a desired spectral response – the inverse problem – is also is of keen interest and, as of yet, an unsolved problem. Research on machine learning, deep learning for accelerated metamaterial discovery and optimization, inverse neural networks, and interpretable machine learning, will be covered in the present session.


Machine learning and deep learning for nanoscale structured materials;
Forward and inverse machine learning approaches;
Supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning;
Interpretable machine learning;
Metamaterial and metasurface discovery and optimization with machine learning.


Further details on META 2023 can be found here: http://metaconferences.org