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Dr. Zsolt L. Sámson

Project
Nanophotonics under Electron Microscope

Short CV
Zsolt Sámson graduated in 2006 with a master's degree from the University of Pecs, Hungary. Before moving to Southampton he worked at the South-Trans-Danubian Cooperative Research Centre, Pecs. Since October 2006 he has been a PhD student for the University of Southampton.

Articles (2008-2011)

  1. Femtosecond surface plasmon pulse propagation
    Z. L. Sámson, P. Horak, K. F. MacDonald and N. I. Zheludev
    Opt. Lett. 36(2), 250 (2011) doi: 10.1364/OL.36.000250

    [additionally part of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics]
  2. Chalcogenide glasses in active plasmonics
    Z. L. Sámson, S-C. Yen, K. F. MacDonald, K. Knight, S. Li, D. W. Hewak, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev
    Phys. Status Solidi-RRL 4, 274 (2010) doi: 10.1002/pssr.201004252 - free access

    [Phys. Status Solidi-RRL cover page, link]
  3. Metamaterial electro-optic switch of nanoscale thickness
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, F. De Angelis, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, C.-C. Huang, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 143105 (2010) doi: 10.1063/1.3355544 - pdf
  4. Femtosecond active plasmonics: ultrafast control of surface plasmon propagation
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114031 (2009) doi: 10.1088/1464-4258/11/11/114031
  5. Ultrafast active plasmonics
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, M. I. Stockman, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Photonics 3, 55 (2008) doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2008.249 - free access

Conference Contributions (2008-2011)

  1. Phase change gallium and germanium chalcogenides for optical electronic and plasmonic switching
    D. W. Hewak, C. C. Huang, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, S. Li, Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev, S. C. Yen, C. D. Shiue, D. P. Tsai, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio, S. Guerin, B. Hayden
    EPCOS 2010, Milan, Italy, 5 - 7 Sep 2010
  2. Chalcogenide plasmonic metamaterial switches
    Z. L. Sámson, J. Zhang, G. Adamo, T. Uchino, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, C-C. Huang, F. De Angelis, K. F. MacDonald, P. Ashburn, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA, 01 - 05 Aug 2010
  3. Active photonic metamaterials
    Z. L. Sámson, B. Gholipour, F. De Angelis, S. Li, K. J. Knight, J. Zhang, T. Uchino, C. C. Huang, K. F. MacDonald, P. Ashburn, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    8th Electro-Optics and infrared Conference, Shrivenham, UK, 07-09 Jul 2010
  4. Active chalcogenide glass photonics and electro-optics for the mid-infrared
    D. W. Hewak, C. C. Huang, K. J. Knight, B. Gholipour, S. Li, Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    8th Electro-Optics and infrared Conference, Shrivenham, UK, 07-09 Jul 2010
  5. (invited) Chalcogenide Phase Change Materials for Nanoscale Switching
    D. W. Hewak, Z. L. Sámson, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, C. C. Huang, S. Li, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Photonics North 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada, 01 - 03 Jun 2010
  6. Switching metamaterials with electronic signals and electron-beam excitations
    Z. L. Sámson, G. Adamo, K. F. MacDonald, K. Knight, F. De Angelis, A. Nikolaenko, C. C. Huang, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Photonics Europe 2010, Brussels, Belgium, 12 - 16 Apr 2010
  7. (keynote) Nonlinear and switchable plasmonic metamaterials
    N. I. Zheludev, A. Nikolaenko, K. F. MacDonald, V. A. Fedotov, D. W. Hewak, G. Adamo, Z. Sámson, E. Plum, D. P. Tsai, E. Difabrizio, and F. De Angelis
    Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2010), Xi'an, China, 22 - 26 Mar 2010
  8. (keynote) Nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials
    N. I. Zheludev, A. E. Nikolaenko, Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, K. Knight, C. C. Huang, D. W. Hewak, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio
    META'10 2nd International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic crystals and Plasmonics, Cairo, Egypt, 22 - 25 Feb 2010
  9. (invited) Active control of surface plasmon polaritons and metamaterials
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, K. Knight, C. C. Huang, P. Horak, D. W. Hewak, M. I. Stockman, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio, S. C. Yen, D. P. Tsai and N. I. Zheludev
    International Scientific Instrument Technology Workshop (ISITW), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 21 Oct 2009
  10. Chalcogenide glass metamaterial optical switch
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, F. De Angelise, G. Adamo, K. Knight, C. C. Huang, D. W. Hewak, E. Di Fabrizio and N.I.Zheludev
    Frontiers in Optics 2009, San Jose, CA, USA, 11-15 Oct 2009
  11. (invited) Active Plasmonics: current status
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, and N. I. Zheludev
    22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Photonics Society, Belek-Antalya, Turkey, 04 - 08 Oct 2009
  12. (invited) Ultrafast control of surface plasmon propagation
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics (UFNO'2009), Burgas, Bulgaria, 14 - 18 Sep 2009
    [This presentation was recognized with a SPIE Best Student Paper Award]
  13. (invited) Phase-change chalcogenide glasses in active plasmonics
    N. I. Zheludev, S.-C. Yen, Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, K. J. Knight, and D. W. Hewak
    Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VII, San Diego, CA, United States, 02 - 06 Aug 2009
  14. Propagation and active control of femtosecond plasmon pulses
    Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, P. Horak, M. I. Stockman, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO/Europe-EQEC, Munich, Germany, 14 - 19 Jun 2009
  15. Ultrafast active plasmonics
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, P. Horak, N. I. Zheludev, and M. I. Stockman
    NANOMETA 2009, Seefeld, Austria, 5-8 Jan 2009
  16. Femtosecond active plasmonics
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, N. I. Zheludev, and M. I. Stockman
    Plasmonics and Metamaterials (META), Rochester, New York, USA, 20 - 23 Oct 2008
  17. Femtosecond control of surface plasmon-polariton propagation
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, N. I. Zheludev, and M. I. Stockman
    IoP Quantum Electronics and Photonics Conference (QEP-18), Edinburgh, UK, 26 - 29 Aug 2008
  18. Femtosecond modulation of surface plasmon-polariton propagation
    K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, N. I. Zheludev, and M. I. Stockman
    SPIE Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VI, San Diego, CA, USA, 10 - 13 Aug 2008
  19. (invited) Femtosecond control of plasmon propagation
    N. I. Zheludev, K. F. MacDonald, Z. L. Sámson, and M. Stockman
    Functional Plasmonics and Nanophotonics at MRS Spring Meeting 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA, 24 - 28 Mar 2008