Mark Stockman, physics professor and director for the Center for Nano-Optics at Georgia State University, has been elected a SPIE fellow for his achievements in theoretical nano-optics and nanoplasmonics.
SPIE, which used to be known as the Society for Photoptical Instrumentation Engineers, is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. SPIE is recognizing 76 new fellows this year for contributions in optics, photonics and imaging.
Stockman has made many contributions to advancing nano-optics and nanoplasmonics, including the invention of the SPASER (Surface Plasmon Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation), which is 1,000 times smaller than the smallest laser. He has also invented a way to concentrate and transfer energy to the nanoscale, using a gold funnel with a thin needle that has been incorporated into microscopes by many groups.
Other achievements include the explanation of hot spots, introduction of adiabatic nanofocusing and ultrafast coherent control of nanolocalized optical fields. Stockman has also proposed bold, new ideas with significant promise regarding attosecond nanoplasmonics, plasmonic generation of ultrashort UV-pulses and electron acceleration using dielectric nanospheres. His research has been recognized with several awards and honors.
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Stockman has published more than 170 papers in leading scientific journals and authored numerous book chapters. He has been selected as a member of review panels for government agencies of several countries and reviewer for several scientific journals. He has also held leadership roles and presented at major scientific conferences.