Mark I. Stockman, Ph. D., D. Sc., is a Professor of Physics and a Director of Center for Nano-Optics (CeNO) at Georgia State University at Atlanta, GA.
in Kharkov (Ukraine), US citizen. MS (Honors) in Theoretical Physics from
Invited/Keynote Talks and Lectures: Presented numerous plenary, keynote and invited talks
and lectures at major Conferences in the field of optics and nanoplasmonics. Chairman of SPIE Metal
Nanoplasmonics Conference 2005-2011 at San Diego (CA), co-Chair of OSA
Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials Conference (
Taught short courses Nanoplasmonics at 2005-2012 SPIE Photonics West Meetings and 2005-2012 SPIE Optics and Photonics Meetings, ETOPIM International Conference at Sidney (Australia); Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) (2006); University of Stuttgart (2008), Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching at Munich, Germany, 2009), Enrico Fermi School at Varenna (Italy) 2010, Ettore Majorana International School at Erice, Sicily 2008 and 2011, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics(ITCP) (Trieste, Italy), 2005 and 2012.
Positions: Distinguished Visiting
Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) (March, 2006 and July,
2008); Invited Professor at Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie
Industrielle, Paris, France, May-June, 2008; Guest Professor at the University
of Stuttgart (September-November, 2008); a Visiting Professor for Senior
International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Changchun
Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics, 2012-Present; Guest Professor
at Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich, Germany) and Max Plank Institute for
Quantum Optics (Garching at Munich, Germany) at the Munich Advanced Photonics (
Expertise: Nanoplasmonics and nanooptics, physical optics, theoretical condensed matter and optical physics, and strong field and ultrafast optics and nanoplasmonics.
Major Scientific Results:
Mark I. Stockman is a pioneer of nanoplasmonics publishing his first results in this area in 1988, setting the foundations of the field and later having obtained groundbreaking results in it. His pioneering research in this area began with the introduction of the giant optical enhancement in fractal nanoclusters of plasmonic metals. He was one of the co-authors in a fundamental paper (1992) that correctly predicted the spectrum of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a dramatic enhancement in the red/near-ir spectral region, which was instrumental in the discovery by K. Kneipp et al. (1999) of the single-molecule SERS, as acknowledged by the corresponding reference. Today SERS is a thriving field with many new phenomena and applications.
In 1995-1996 he
introduced localization of plasmonic eigenmodes and such universally accepted
phenomenon as plasmonic near-field hot
spots. This direction of research was further developed when in 2001 he in
collaboration with David Bergman showed that dark and bright plasmonic
eigenmodes co-exist. He also showed that strongly-localized eigenmodes are
necessarily dark. Thus it was established that the
Starting from 2000, Mark Stockman published a series of pioneering results that, to a significant degree, determined the modern development of the field of nanooptics and nanoplasmonics. In 2000 he pioneered the field of ultrafast nanoplasmonics with his Phys. Rev. Lett. article predicting giant ultrafast fluctuations (the “Ninth Wave Effect”) of nanoplasmonic local fields. In 2003 he with co-authors introduced coherent control of ultrafast localization on nanoscale, another milestone of the ultrafast nanoplasmonics. This development allowed for a very accurate control of optical energy with a nanometer resolution in space and with a femtosecond precision in time. This breakthrough work has initiated a significant field of scientific research; in particular it has stimulated Focus Program “Ultrafast Nanooptics” of German Science Foundation (2009).
In 2003, Mark Stockman
in collaboration with David Bergman set foundation of quantum nanoplasmonics with
a seminal article introducing the spaser [D. J. Bergman and M. I. Stockman, Surface
Plasmon Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation: Quantum Generation
of Coherent Surface Plasmons in Nanosystems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,
027402-1-4 (2003)]. Simultaneously, they filed a patent application for spaser;
In 2004, Mark Stockman published two seminal results introducing adiabatic concentration of optical energy on nanoscale in plasmonic tapers and efficient nanolenses of nanoparticle aggregates. Both these works enjoyed wide experimental and theoretical following, accumulating hundreds references.
He is continuing to
work very actively. In 2007, he pioneered attosecond nanoplasmonics and attosecond nanoplasmonic-field microscopy
[in collaboration with a team from Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ,
In 2010 he with his collaborators introduced a novel concept of adiabatic metallization of dielectrics in strong fields. In 2011, this concept was developed by him and the same collaborators to predict the dynamic ultrafast metallization of dielectrics. This development of the ultrafast/ultrastrong-field condensed-matter optical physics is promising to become a foundation of the new solid state technology of information processing that is three orders of magnitude faster than the existing technologies. In 2012, he predicted optical field effect in dielectrics where a strong optical field excites electrical currents with a ~1 fs rise and decay times. This effect was discovered experimentally at MPQ/LMU and published in Nature, 2013, Nature Photonics, 2014. Another breakthrough was the discovery of efficient generation of hot electrons in adiabatic compression and its application to chemical nano-vision, published in 2013 in Nature Nanotechnology.