Manuel Nieto Vesperinas
Research Professor
 
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Department of Theory and Simulation of Materials
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, UAM
Campus de Cantoblanco
Madrid, 28049, Spain.

Phone: + 34 91-3349044
Fax: + 34 91-3720623
E-mail: mnieto@icmm.csic.es


BRIEF VITA

1988-present  Research Professor (CSIC)
1987-88         Senior Research Staff (CSIC)
1983-85         Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Rochester, N.Y.
1981-87         Research Staff (CSIC)
1978-81         Assistant Professor, Spanish National Open University (UNED).
1974-78         Ph.D. Student, University of London
1968-73         Undergraduate student, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

 

 
 

SOME PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial board member of  Optics Communications, (Elsevier, Amsterdam), (since 1984).
  • Editorial board member of Optics Letters, (Optical Society of America), (1987-1991).
  • Associate editor of  Journal of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing,
    (Kluwer, USA). (1989 - 1997).
  • Associate  editor of  Journal of the Optical Society of America A, (1991-1997).
  • Editorial board member of  Waves in Random Media, (Institute of  Physics Publishing, U.K.), (1991- 2003).
  • Editorial board member of Journal of Optics(European Optical Society, Institute of  Physics Publishing, U.K.), (2005-2009).

DISTINCTIONS

  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America, (since 1987), (for contributions to scattering theory, phase retrieval and optical phase conjugation).
  • Member of the Electromagnetics Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (since 1990), (for distinguished work on scattering of electromagnetic waves).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, U.K., (since 2002).

 

 
  RESEARCH INTERESTS

NEAR FIELD OPTICS AND PHOTONIC FORCE MICROSCOPY

The demonstration of levitation and trapping of small particles by light was established since more than twenty years ago. This has lead to recent studies of particle manipulation by the action of light. The resultant product has been the optical tweezer (OT) for handling microparticles and other biological microstructures suspended in solution, and the photonic force microscope (PFM) used as a transducer of the interaction potentials in colloids, or the binding forces in macromolecule arrays.

Our work consists of putting forward models of force action between particles, surfaces and light beams on illumination of these systems. In this way, we predict the magnitudes of forces and potentials through the action of illuminating beams. This makes it possible a monitoring of the signal provided by nano and microparticles in the OT and the PFM. The objective is twofold: on the one hand nanoparticles can be used as nanodetectors in the PFM, yielding better signals resembling surface topography than the near field optical microscope. On the other hand, the control of electromagnetic potential wells, created by light illumination, leads to a device of particle ensembles on substrates through light action.

Of particular relevance is the presence of morphological resonances in dense dielectric particles and plasmon polariton resonances in metallic microparticles and nanoparticles. The presence of particle eigenmodes excitation leads to dramatic enhancements of the interaction potentials, and thus of the binding forces and imaging signals.

In the last times, we have developed theories for optical forces on magnetodielectric particles and become interested in magnetic optics.

LIGHT PROPAGATION IN DISORDERED MEDIA

The phenomena of light localization in random media and photonic bandgaps in ordered structures have given rise to a series of interesting effects such as enhanced backscattering, long range correlations, new speckle statistics distributions, and photonic crystals. The influence of inhomogeneities and defects in the transmission properties of waveguides affects the wavefront and mode distribution, and thus has consequences for the transmission of information content of its degrees of freedom. This is characterized by the speckle pattern. Processing of these optical signals requires a detailed knowledge of the evolution of the speckle statistics on propagation. There already exist several analogies with electron transmission in nanowires. In this work, we analyze the transmittivity and reflectivity of surface disordered waveguides, the evolution of the speckle distribution, both in near field and far field (mode distribution), as the signal advances in the waveguide through the ballistic, diffusion and localization regimes.

DIFFUSE PHOTON DENSITY WAVES WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS IN MEDICAL IMAGING

The study of light transport through strongly scattering media has recently received increased attention because of its applications to medical diagnosis. N particular, much research is motivated by the ability of optical radiation to diagnose tumors, brain oxigenation or blood clog formation. In most practical situations, the diffusion equation is suffciently accurate to describe visible or near-infrared radiation light transport within turbid media such as human tissues. A detailed analysis of these processes, both in the presence of interfaces between diffusive media, and at the separation of these from air or other non scattering regions, has been carried out. The resolution content and functional information of these waves has been analysed.

At present, we have put forward a direct scattering model that predicts the diffuse wavefront, in presence of resine and intralipid interfaces, of breasts with strange objects inside. The Green function or point source response of such a system has been successfully obtained. This allows the data inversion and the reconstruction of optical parameters of the hidden objects such as the scattering and absorption coefficients. A clinical application of this model, which is in progress, requires a subsequent development of a tomographic procedure in cylindrical geometries , a way to introduce specific contrast agents to enhance the signal scattered from the objects, and detailed clinical tests on the relationship between optical parameters and functional characteristics of tissue.

OPTICAL FORCES FROM DETERMINISTIC AND RANDOM WAVEFIELDS

We developed the first theories on optical forces on small particles at the nanoscale and the fundamentals and modelling of  photonic force microscopy. In the last times we have developed theories for optical forces on magnetodielectric particles and become interested in magnetic optics and the magnetic effects of light in matter. This work conveying electric and magnetic dipoles induced by electromagnetic waves in small particles, has given rise to  research on pulling forces towards sources without intensity spatial variations, as well as to studies on realistic Kerker’s conditions for zero backward or zero forward scattering cross sections on taking advantage of the magnetic partial wave excitation in IR and visible light suffering Mie scattering in semiconductor particles. These studies have shown the relationship to, and distinction from, Fano resonance anomalous scattering effects currently under study.

ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF LIGHT, AND ITS INTERACTION WITH CHIRAL AND ACHIRAL MATTER AT THE NANOSCALE

We develop a new theoretical framework on the effects from the transfer of spin and orbital angular momentum of twisted light to nanoparticles, either chiral or achiral, and magnetodielectric, i.e. with strong response to the magnetic vector of the illuminating wavefield.

We establish a new optical theorem which now applies to the conservation of electromagnetic helicity, - or chirality for time-harmonic wavefields -, as well as a rigorous formulation of the optical torque exerted by chiral beams on small scattering objects, whether particles or molecules. To this aim, we put forward the recoil component of the torque as the particle spins on its axis, as well as its orbital motion induced by the rotation of the illuminating beam wavefronts. We demonstrate how the contribution of the orbital angular momentum to the recoil torque, is a manifestation of the spin-orbit interaction on scattering of the incident wave by the particle.

The optical theorem for the electromagnetic chirality allows us to establish an enhancement factor for its extinction on scattering by a body in an inhomogeneous environment. This factor is a quantity that in future experiments should play a role analogous to the Purcell factor for energy extinction and emission. This leads us to put forward a unified formalism of circular dichroism based on the body induced electric and magnetic dipoles, which provides a means for tailoring scatterers that enhance either the extinguished chirality, (i.e. scattered plus converted), or the extinguished energy, (namely, scattered plus absorbed).


 

 

BOOKS AND JOURNALS ISSUES

The Inverse Scattering Problem in Structural Determinations
G. Ross, M.A. Fiddy y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Chapter 2 de Inverse Scattering Problems in Optics, H.P. Baltes, ed., Topics in Current Physics, Vol. 20, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980), (ISBN 3-540-10104-7), pp. 15-71.

Scattering in Volumes and Surfaces
M. Nieto-Vesperinas y J.C. Dainty, (editors), (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1990), 332 pags. (ISBN 0-444-88529-3).

Scattering and Diffraction in Physical Optics
M. Nieto-Vesperinas
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1991), 410 pags. (ISBN 0-471-61529-3).
2nd edition, (World Scientific, Singapore, 2006), 450 pags., (ISBN 981-256-340-7)

Optical Signal Processing, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
M.A. Fiddy y M. Nieto-Vesperinas, (editors), , Vol. 2, No.4, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1991), 86 pags. (ISBN 0-7923-9215-9).

Optics at the Nanometer Scale: Imaging and Storing with Photonic Near Fields
M. Nieto-Vesperinas y N. Garcia, (editors), NATO ASI Series, E-319, (Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1996), 301 pags. (ISBN 0-7923-4020-5).

Wave Scattering from Rough Surfaces and Related Phenomena. Part I, Waves in Random Media, Vol. 7, No.3, (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, 1997), 237 pags. (ISSN 0959-7174); Wave Scattering from Rough Surfaces and Related Phenomena. Part II}, Waves in Random Media, Vol. 8, No.1, (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, 1998), 158 pags. (ISSN 0959-7174).
A.A. Maradudin y M. Nieto-Vesperinas, (editores)

Nanoscale Science and Technology
N. Garcia, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y H. Rohrer, (editores) , NATO ASI Series, E-348, (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht,1998), 355 pags.(ISBN 0-7923-5048-0).

Near Field Photonic Force
P. Chaumet, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y A. Rahmani,  Chapter 2 of Nano-Optics and Near-Field Optical Microscopy, (A. Zayats y D. Richards editors). Artech House, London 2009.  376 pags.,  ISBN 978-1-59693-283-8.

Research papers since 1998

Polarization Effects in the Optical Interaction between a Nanoparticle and a Corrugated Surface: Implications for Apertureless Near field Microscopy
A. Madrazo, R. Carminati, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y J.J. Greffet
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 15, 109 (1998).

Field Distribution inside One-Dimensional Random Photonic Lattices
S. A. Bulgakov y M. Nieto-vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 15, 503 (1998).

Inhomogeneous Waves and Energy Localization in Dielectric Superlattices
A.A. Bulgakov, S.A. Bulgakov y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 58, 4438 (1998).

Reciprocity of Evanescent Electromagnetic Wave
R. Carminati, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y J.J. Greffet
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 15, 706 (1998).

Field Theory for the Generalized Bidirectional Reflectivity: Derivation of Helmholtz's Reciprocity Principle and Kirchhoff's Law
J.J. Greffet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 15, 2735 (1998).

Intensity Distribution of Transmitted Waves in Surface Corrugated Waveguides
A. Garcia-Martin, J.A. Torres, J.J. Saenz y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 80, 4165 (1998).

Determination of the Size and Shape of a Sonoluminiscent Single Bubble: Theory on Angular Correlations of the Emitted light
A. Madrazo, N. Garcia y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 80, 4590 (1998).

Statistical Distribution of Intensities of Reflected Waves from Disordered Media
A. Garcia-Martin, T. Lopez, J.J. Saenz y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 81, 329 (1998).

Scattering Integral Equations for Diffusive Waves. Detection of Objects Buried in Diffusive Media in the Presence of Interfaces
J. Ripoll y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16, 1453-1465 (1999).

Spatial Resolution of Diffuse Photon Density waves
J. Ripoll, M.Nieto-Vesperinas y R. Carminati
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16, 1466-1476 (1999).

Polarization Effects in the Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by an Object beneath a Random Rough Surface
A. Madrazo, R. Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Communications 162, 91-98 (1999).

Index Mismatch for Photon Density Waves both at Flat and Rough Diffuse-Diffues Interfaces
J. Ripoll y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16, 1947-1957 (1999).

Reflection and Transmission Coefficients for Diffuse Photon Density Waves
J. Ripoll y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 24, 796-798 (1999).

Near field distributions of resonant modes in small dielectric objects on flat surfaces
J.R. Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 25, 782-783 (2000).

Reciprocity, unitarity and time-reversal symmetry of the S-matrix of fields containing evanescent components
R. Carminati, J.J.Saenz, J.J. Greffet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review A 62, 012712-1 (2000).

Coupled dipole method determination of the electromagnetic force on a particle over a flat dielectric substrate
P.C. Chaumet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 61, 14 119 ^Ö 14 127 (2000).

Spatial field distributions in the transition from ballistic to diffusive transport in surface-corrugated waveguides
A. Garcia-Martin, J.J. Saenz y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 84, 3578-3581 (2000).

Defect Enhanced Resonances in Photonic Lattices
S.A. Bulgakov y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Waves in Random Media 10,359-366 (2000).

Light Amplification and Attenuation in Stratified Structures with a Complex Refractive Index
S. Bulgakov y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Waves in Random Media 10, 373-380 (2000).

Time-averaged total force on a dipolar sphere in an electromagnetic field
P.C. Chaumet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 25, 1065-1067 (2000).

Boundary conditions for light propagation in diffusive media with non-scattering regions
J. Ripoll, M. Nieto-Vesperinas S. Arridge y H. Dehgghani
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 17, 1671-1681 (2000).

Recovery of optical parameters in multiple layered diffusive media: Theory
and experiments
J. Ripoll, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, V. Ntziachristos, J.P. Culver, D.N. Pattanayak y
A.G. Yodh,
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 18, 821-830 (2001).

Finite size effects in the spatial distribution of the intensity reflected from disordered media
A. Garcia-Martin, R. Gomez-Medina, J.J. Saenz y . Nieto-Vesperinas,
Physical Review B 62, 9386-9389 (2000).

Electromagnetic force on a metallic particle in the presence of a dielectic surface
P. Chaumet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas,
Physical Review B 62, 11185-11191 (2000).

Effect of roughness in non-diffusive regions within diffusive media
J. Ripoll, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y S. Arridge
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 18, 940-947 (2001).

Resonant near field eigenmodes of nanocylinders on flat surfaces under both homogenous and inhomogeneous lightwave excitation
J.R. Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 18, 657-665 (2001).

3D optical tomography in the presence of void regions
J. Riley, H. Dehghani, M. Schweiger, S.R. Arridge, J. Ripoll y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Express 7,462-467 (2000) .

Resonant radiation pressure on neutral particles in a waveguide
R. Gomez-Medina, P.San Jos, A. Garca-Martn, M.Lester, M.Nieto-Vesperinas y
J.J. Saenz
Physical Review Letters 86, 4275-4277 (2001).

Optical binding of particles with or without the presence of a flat dielectric surface
P.C. Chaumet y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 64, 0354221-0354227 (2001).

Fundamentals and model of photonic force micrsocopy
M. Lester, R.Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics letters 26, 707-709 (2001).

The Kirchhoff approximation for diffusive waves
J.Ripoll, V. Ntziachristos, A.G. Yodh, R. Carminati y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review E 64, 0519171-0519178 (2001).

Finite size effects on intensity correlations in random media
A. Garcia-Martin, F. Scheffold, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y J.J. Saenz
Physical Review Letters 88, 143901-143904 (2002).

Optical trapping and manipulation of nano-objects with an apertureless probe
P.C. Chaumet, A. Rahmani y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 88, 123601-123604 (2002).

Modelling photonic force microscopy with metallic particles under plasmon eigenmode excitation
R. Arias-Gonzalez, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y M.Lester,
Physical Review B 65, 115402 1-115402 8 (2002).

Fast analytical approximation for arbitrary geometries in diffuse optical tomography
J. Ripoll, V. Ntziachristos, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y R. Weissleder,
Optics Letters 27, 527-529 (2002).

Is there an experimental verification of a negative index of refraction yet?
N. Garcia y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 27, 885-887 (2002).

Left-handed materials do not make a perfect lens
N. Garcia y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review Letters 88 207403 1-207403 4 (2002).

Selective nanomanipulation using optical forces
P.C. Chaumet, A. Rahmani, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 66, 195405 1-195405 11 (2002).

Radiation pressure over dielectric and metallic nanocylinders on surfaces: Polarization dependence and plasmon resonance conditions
J.R. Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 27, 2149-2151 (2002).

Losses for microwave transmission in metamaterials for producing left-handed materials: The strip wires
E.V. Ponizovskaya, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y N. Garcia
Applied Physics Letters 81, 4470-4472 (2002).

Theory for tailoring sonic devices: Diffraction dominates over refraction
N. Garcia, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, E.V. Ponozovskaya y M. Torres
Physical Review E 67, 0466061-0466065 (2003).

Answer to Comment by J.B. Pendry on: Left- Handed materials do not make a perfect lens
M. Nieto-Vesperinas y N. Garcia
Physical Review Letters 91, 0997021 (2003).

Transmission Measurements in Wedge-shaped absorbing samples: An experiment for Observing negative refraction
M. Sanz, A. Papageorgopoulos, W.F. Egelho, M. Nieto-Vesperinas y N. Garcia
Physical Review E 67 0676011-0676014 (2003).

Optical forces on small particles. Attractive and repulsive nature and plasmon resonance condition
R. Arias-Gonzalez y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 20, 1201-1209 (2003).

Theory for tailoring sonic devices: Diffraction dominates over refraction
N. Garcia, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, E.V. Ponizovskaya y M. Torres
Physical Review E 67, 046606 5- 046606 10 (2003).

Transmission study of prisms and slabs of lossy negative index media
J. L. Garcia-Pomar and M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Express 12, 2081-2095 (2004).

Near field photonic forces
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, P.C. Chaumet and A. Rahmani
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 362, 719-737
(2004).

Problem of image superresolution with a negative- refractive index slab
M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 21, 491-498 (2004).

Reply to comment by A. Hakanson et al. on: Theory for tailoring sonic devices: Diffraction dominates over refraction
N. García, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, E.V. Ponizovskaya y M. Torres
Physical Review E 71, 018602 1-2(2005).

Photonic force spectroscopy on metallic and absorbing nanoparticles
P. C. Chaumet, A. Rahmani, y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 71, 045425 1-7 (2005).

Imaging of extended objects by a negative refractive index slab
J.L. García-Pomar y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
New Journal of Physics 7, 160 1-160 8 (2005).

Waveguiding, collimation and subwavelength concentration in photonic crystals
J.L. García-Pomar y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Express 13, 7997-8007 (2005).

Plasmon excitation in sets of nanoscale cilindres and spheres
S. E. Sburlan, L.A. Blanco y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Physical Review B 73, 035403 1-9 (2006).

Local field enhancement in an optical force metallic nanotrap: Application to songle-molecule spectroscopy
P. C. Chaumet, A. Rahmani, y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Appl. Opt. 45, 5185-5190 (2006).

Tunable optical sorting and manipulation of nanoparticles via plasmon excitation
A. Zelenina, R. Quidant, G. Badenes, M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Opt. Lett. 31, 2054-2056 (2006).

Enhanced optical forces between coupled resonant metal nanoparticles
A. Zelenina, R. Quidant y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Letters 32, 1156-1168 (2007) .

Theory of electromagnetic wave transmission through metallic gratings of subwavelength slits
N. García y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 9, 490-495 (2007).

Imaging properties of photonic crystals
J.L García-Pomar y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Optics Express  15, 7786-7801 (2007).

Optical forces near subwavelength aperturas in metal discs
L.A. Blanco y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics  9, S235–S238 (2007).

Optical manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles
A. Zelenina, R. Quidant y M. Nieto-Vesperinas,
Applied Physics  A 89, 233-239 (2007) .

Fully Valley-Polarized Electron Beams in Graphene
 J.L. Garcia-Pomar, A. Cortijo y M. Nieto-Vesperinas
 Physical Review Letters 100, 236801-1 -  236801-4 (2008).

Experimetal two dimensional field mapping of total internal reflection lateral beam shift in a self-collimated photonic cristal
J.L. Garcia-Pomar, J.N. Gollub, J.J. Mock, D.R. Smith y M. Nieto-Vesperinas,
Applied Physics Letters  94, 061121-061123 (2009) .
                 
Optical forces on magnetodielectric small particles
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. J. Saenz, R. Gomez-Medina and L. Chantada, Opt. Express 18, 11428 – 11443 (2010).

Resonance excitation and light concentration in sets of dielectric nanocylinders in front of a subwavelength aperture. Effects one extraordinary  transmission.
F. J. Valdivia-Valero y M. Nieto-Vesperinas, . Optics Express 18, 6740 – 6754 (2010).

Optical forces from an evanescent wave on a magnetodielectric small particle.  
M. Nieto-Vesperinas and  J.J. Saenz, Optics Letters 35,  4078 – 4080 (2010).
 
Whispering gallery mode propagation in photonic crystals in front of subwavelength slit arrays. Interplay with extraordinary transmission.
F.J. Valdivia-Valero and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics Communications 284, 1726-1733 (2011).

Angle-Suppressed Scattering and Optical Forces on Submicrometer Dielectric Particles.
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, R. Gomez-Medina and J.J. Saenz,  Journal of the Optical Society of America A 28, 54-60 (2011).

Strong magnetic response of submicron Silicon particles in the infrared.
A.Garcia-Etxarri , R.Gomez-Medina, L. S. Froufe-Perez, C. Lopez, L. Chantada, F. Scheffold,  J. Aizpurua, M. Nieto-Vesperinas  and J. J. Saenz,  Optics Express 19,  4815-4826 (2011). Also in: arXiv:1005.5446v1. 29 mayo 2010.

Nonconservative electric and magnetic optical forces on submicron dielectric particles.
R. Gomez-Medina,  M. Nieto-Vesperinas and J.J. Saenz, Physical Review A 83, 033825-1 033825-7 (2011).

Enhanced transmission through subwavelength apertures by excitation of particle localized plasmons and nanojets.
F. J. Valdivia-Valero and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics Express. 19, 11545-11557 (2011).

Electric and magnetic dipolar response of Germanium spheres: Interference effects, scattering anisotropy and optical forces.
R. Gomez-Medina , B. Garcia-Camara , I. Suarez-Lacalle , F. Gonzalez , F. Moreno , M. Nieto-Vesperinas and J. J. Saenz,     Journal of Nanophotonics  5, 053512 (2011).

Transmisstion of localized surface plasmons in sets of metallic nanocylinders in front of subwavelength slits.
F.J. Valdivia-Valero and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Journal of Nanophotonics 5,  053520 (2011).
  
Near-field spatial correlations from partially coherent homogeneous planar sources: effects on surface wave excitation.
J. M. Auñón y M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics Letters 36, 3410-3412 (2011).

Optical forces on cylinders near subwavelength slits: effects of extraordinary transmission and excitation of Mie resonances.
Valdivia-Valero, FJ; Nieto-Vesperinas, M., Opt. Express 20, 13368-13389 (2012).

Negative scattering asymmetry parameter for dipolar particles: Unusual reduction of the transport mean free path and radiation pressure.
Gomez-Medina, R; Froufe-Perez, LS; Yepez, M; Scheffold, F; Nieto-Vesperinas, M; Saenz, JJ, Phys. Rev. A 85, 0300-5 (2012).

Photonic forces in the near field of statistically homogeneous fluctuating sources.
Auñón, J.M.; Nieto-Vesperinas, M., Phys. Rev. A 85, 0500-8 (2012).

Optical forces on small particles from partially coherent light.
J. M. Auñón and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 29, 1389-1398 (2012).

Composites of resonant dielectric rods: A test of their behavior as metamaterial refractive elements.
F.J. Valdivia-Valero and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Photonics and Nanostructures.         Fundamentals and Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.photonics.2012.04.012

Magnetic and electric coherence in forward and backscattered electromagnetic waves by a single dielectric subwavelength sphere.
J.M. Geffrin, B. García-Cámara, R. Gómez- Medina, P. Albella, L.S. Froufe-Pérez,  C.Eyraud, A. Litman, R. Vaillon , F. González, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J.J. Sáenz  and F. Moreno, Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2167.

Optical forces on cylinders near subwavelength slits illuminated by a photonic nanojet.
Valdivia-Valero, FJ; Nieto-Vesperinas, M, Opt. Commun. 294, 351-360 (2013) 

Analysis of the Spectral Behavior of Localized Plasmon Resonances in the Near- and Far-Field Regimes.
Moreno, F; Albella, P; Nieto-Vesperinas, M, Langmuir 29, 6715-6721 (2013) 

On two definitions of the three-dimensional degree of polarization in the near field of statistically homogeneous partially coherent sources.
Aunon, JM; Nieto-Vesperinas, M, Opt. Lett. 38, 58-60 (2013)  

Partially coherent fluctuating sources that produce the same optical force as a laser beam.
Aunon, JM; Nieto-Vesperinas, M, Opt. Lett. 38, 2869-2872 (2013)

Tailoring photonic forces on a magnetodielectric nanoparticle with a fluctuating optical source.
Auñón, JM; Qiu, CW; Nieto-Vesperinas, M, Phys. Rev. A 88, 043817-043828 (2013) 

Optical binding of cylinder photonic molecules in the near field of partially coherent fluctuating Gaussian Schell model sources: a coherent mode representation
J. M. Auñón, F. J. Valdivia-Valero and M. Nieto-Vesperinas J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 206 (2014)

Optical forces from evanescent Bessel beams, multiple reflections, and Kerker conditions in magnetodielectric spheres and cylinders
J.M. Auñón y M. Nieto-Vesperinas, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1984 (2014)

Material Independent Long Distance Pulling, Trapping, and Rotation of Fully Immersed Multiple Objects with a Single Optical Set-up.
M. M. RahmanA. Al SayemM. R..C. Mahdy E. HaqueR.  Islam,   M. Nieto-Vesperinas, A. Matin.   ArXiv:1504.00638. (2015).

Photonic band structure and eective medium properties of doubly-resonant core-shell metallo-dielectric nanowire arrays: low-loss, isotropic optical negative-index behavior.
D. R. Abujetas, R. Paniagua-Dominguez, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, and J. A. Sanchez-Gil, Journal of Optics. 17, 25104 (2015).

Dielectric spheres with maximum forward scattering and zero backscattering: a search for their material composition.
Y. Zhang, M. Nieto-Vesperinas and J. J. Sáenz, Journal of Optics. 17, 105612 (2015).

Optical torque on small bi-isotropic particles.
Nieto-Vesperinas, Optics  Letters 40, 3021 (2015).

A unified theory correcting Einstein-Laub’s electrodynamics solves dilemmas in the electromagnetic stress tensors and photon momenta.
M.R.C. Mahdy, D. Gao, W. Ding, M. Q. Mehmood, M. Nieto-Vesperinas and C.W. Qiu.
ArXiv:1509.06971 (2015).

Optical theorem for the conservation of  electromagnetic helicity: Its significance for molecular energy transfer and enantiomeric discrimination by circular dichroism.    
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Physical Review A 92, 023813 (2015).

The optical torque: Electromagnetic spin and orbital angular momenta conservation laws and their significance.
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Physical Review A 92, 043843 (2015).

Controlling lateral Fano interference optical force with Au-Ge2Sb2Te5 hybrid nanostructure.
T. Cao, J. Bao, L. Mao, T. Zhang, A. Novitsky, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, and Ch.-W. Qiu, ACS Photonics 3, 1934-1942 (2016).

Chiral optical fields: a unified formulation of helicity scattered > from particles and dichroism enhancement.
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A 375, 20160314 (2017).

Non-zero helicity extinction in light scattered from achiral (or > chiral) small particles located at points of null incident helicity density.
M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Journal of Optics (U.K.) 19, 065402 (2017).

Chiral scatterers designed by Bayesian optimization.
P. Gutsche, P.-I. Schneider, S. Burger and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, IOP Conference Series (to appear). arXiv:1712.07091v1 (2017).

Optical Manipulation from Microscale to Nanoscale: Fundamentals, Advances, and Prospects.
D. Gao, W. Ding, , M. Nieto-Vesperinas, X. Ding, M. Rahman, T. Zhang, Ch. T. Lim and Ch.-W. Qiu Light Science & Applications (Nature) 6, e17039 (2017).

Self-induced back-action optical pulling force.
T. Zhu, Y. Cao, L. Wang, Z. Nie, T. Cao, F. Sun, Z. Jiang, M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Y. Liu, C-W. Qiu, and W. Ding, Phys. Rev. Lett. (accepted).

Time-Harmonic Optical Chirality for Classfication of Scatterers
P. Gutsche and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, submitted. arXiv:1802.08029v1 (2018).

 

pdf Presentation : Negative refraction, perfect lenses, invisibility and metamaterials. The state after twelve years. November 27, 2012

pdf Presentation: Optomechanics of Nano-objects. Challenges and
Perspectives in Physics and Biology

pdfEntrevista Oviedo 2014

Optomechanics of nano-objects. Challenges and perspectives in Physics and Biology. Keynote lecture given by Prof. Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas (ICMM-CSIC) during the International Symposium "Grand Challenges Facing Materials Science Community". Oviedo, October 23rd 2014.

 

Prof. Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas (ICMM-CSIC) habla del Nobel de química 2014

 


 

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Home page of J.S. Bach
Acoustics for violin and guitar makers, by Erik Jansson
Acoustics of the piano (Anders Askenfelt, editor)
The way famous string instruments went
(and much more on string professional musicians), by José Sánchez-Penzo,
Classical music network
Piano and other classical music links
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G. Mahler, 2nd symphony, Dudamel and Simón Bolívar  orchestra

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