PLMCN 2023

International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

Medellin - Colombia | April 11th-16th, 2023


PLMCN 2023

International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

Medellin - Colombia | April 11th-16th, 2023

Conference Topics

Opto-mechanics and hybrid systems
Plasmonics & Quantum plasmonics
Quantum dots, wires & wells, nanocrystals, point defects
Spin & Valleytronics
Cavity quantum electrodynamics
Light-matter coupling in microcavities, photonic crystals and plasmonic structures
Spin related phenomena
Indirect excitons
Transport of excitons and exciton-polaritons, quantum fluids of light
Optics of 2D materials
Optics of quantum dots and wires, atomic clusters and emerging materials
Non-Hermitian and non-reciprocal physics, topological photonics
Opto-mechanical cavities
Liquid-light simulations and computing
Synthesis, growth and characterization of advanced organic and inorganic materials and nanostructures for light-matter interaction
Novel optical devices (polariton lasers, single-photon emitters, entangled-photon pair emitters, spin switches, optical switches...)

Program Committee

Guillaume Malpuech France
David Snoke USA
Timothy Liew Singapore
Mikhail Portnoi UK
Hui Deng USA
Luis Viña Spain
Dario Ballarini Italy
Daniele Barettin Italy
Fabrice Laussy UK
Elena Ostrovskaya Australia
Yasuhiko Arakawa Japan
Sebastian Klembt Germany
Dima Krizhanovskii UK
Ivan Shelykh Iceland
Pavlos Savvidis China
Carlos Duque Echeverri Colombia


Conference Chairman

Alexey Kavokin
Westlake University - China
Russian Quantum Center - Russia


Conference Co-Chairman

Carlos Duque Echeverri
Universidad de Antioquia - Colombia


Scientific Secretary

Dr. Helgi Sigurðsson
University of Southampton - United Kingdom
University of Iceland - Iceland


Local Organizer

Local Organizer

Karla Arely Rodríguez Magdaleno
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas - México

Local Organizer

Judith Ojeda
Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia - Tunja

Local Organizer

Álvaro Morales
Universidad de Antioquia - Colombia


Here you can download the conference program


Photo Gallery of the event

Google Drive Folder

The Conference

Important dates

February 15th, 2023

Deadline for the Abstract submission

The date has been extended!

February 22nd, 2023

Notification of Acceptance

The date has been extended!

March 21st, 2023 Early registration deadline
March 21st, 2023 Refunding deadline
April 1st, 2023 Registration deadline
April 11st, 2023 Conference opening
April 16th, 2023 Conference closing
April 17th, 2023 Departure day


The International Conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN) will be held in Medellin (Colombia) on April 11th - 16th 2023.

The PLMCN will be devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of opto-electronic devices based on advanced low-dimensional and photonic structures, such as low threshold polariton lasers, new optical switches, single photon emitters, photonic band-gap structures, etc. It should review recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light-matter coupling, as well as follow progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide gap semiconductor and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies.
The conference will be open to new emerging field as carbon nanotubes and quantum information.

University of Antioquia

The Conference will be held at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia).
Because of its transformative nature, the Universidad de Antioquia affects all social sectors through research, teaching and outreach. Research and teaching constitute the pivotal points of the academic life of the University, and both are joined by outreach in order to achieve institutional goals of an academic or social kind.


 Calle 70, 52-21, Universidad de Antioquia, Extension Building

University of Antioquia 1

University of Antioquia 2


Medellín is one of the most rapidly developing cities in the South America. It combines the modern architecture with the heritage of the Spanish colonial period. The city is famous for the sculptures of Botero whose museum is located at the historical centre. After the violent past, Medellín moves to safety and modernity. It offers an excellent infrastructure and facilities for organisation of high-level international meetings. Surrounded by the Andes, the city of Medellín can be considered as an Esmerald of Colombia. The landscape evokes the drive of the colonists who toiled their way through a rugged topography and whose descendants founded this large industrial, ever-thriving city of hard-working, persevering people.

Due to the warmth and friendliness of its people, the year-round spring-like weather, and its gorgeous flowers and mountains, Medellín attracts like a magnet. As a city with great gastronomic, commercial, and tourist offers, it provides countless opportunities for leisure vacations and business.

With a renowned leadership in finance, banking, services, politics, art, culture, communications, fashion, and entertainment industries, the city is a true development axis.

In February 2013, Medellín was chosen as the most innovative city in the world due to its recent advances in politics, education, and social development.

The paisas, as the people from this region of the country are called, have earned a reputation as enterprising and visionary people who are also great Bargaineers. Their proactive spirit, frugality, and hospitality have become proverbial, and they are also famous for loving life on the street and exaggerating their colorful stories.


Publish your work in a special open-access issue of the journal MDPI Condensed Matter free of charge

MDPI has graciously contributed to the excellence of PLMCN23 by offering to waive the fee of the first 20 papers published in a special open-access issue of the journal Condensed Matter (EISSN 2410-3896) across the various topics of the conference. The guest editors for this special issue are the conference chairman, Alexey Kavokin, and the scientific organiser, Helgi Sigurdsson. If you are interested in publishing your work then please let us know through

Learn more at MDPI

Local Support Institutions


Social Program


Guatapé is a town located in the outskirts of Medellín.
The facades of the houses are colorful, decorated with traditional "zócalos", as the Calle del Recuerdo. El Parque Principal is spacious and invites walking, the promenade offers, along with a varied cuisine, a peaceful view over the reservoir and gives one of the biggest attractions to this place: a village between mountains and the shore of a small sea.


La piedra del peñol

La Piedra Del Peñol (Spanish for "The Rock of Guatapé"), also known as El Peñol Stone or simply La Piedra (Spanish for "The Stone"), is a monolithic formation located at the town and municipality of Guatapé. The "Peñol Rock" that borders the lake is a rock formation, that formed along the Antioquia Rock Base, 70 million years ago.

On the northern face of the stone there are painted large white letters, "G", and an incomplete "U" (only the single vertical stroke was completed). Guatapé and El Peñol had long disputed ownership of the rock, and the residents of Guatapé decided to settle the matter by painting the town's name on the rock in huge white letters. It did not take long for the residents of El Peñol to notice the work, and a large mob was assembled to stop it. Only the "G" and part of the "U" were completed.

In the 1940s, the Colombian government declared it a "National Monument".
The conference participants willl climb the rock using one of the longest staircases in the world.



The Social Dinner of the PLMCN 2023 will take place in San Carbón which is probably the best restaurant offering beef at Medellín. The delicious food will be accompanied by a live folklore music.

Vegetarians are kindly requested to notify the organisers of their gastronomical preferences in advance.


Calle 14 N.30–10 Avenida Las Palmas - Antioquia - Medellín
(57-4) 4447602


Early Registration deadline is March 21th, 2023

€ 650
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner
  • Excursion

After deadline (March 21th 2023) price will be €850

€ 550
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner
  • Excursion

After deadline (March 21th 2023) price will be €750

Accompanying Person
€ 200
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner
  • Excursion

After deadline (March 21th 2023) price will be €400

Prices include VAT
Refunding deadline: March 28th 2023


Payments with BONNE DE COMMANDE cannot be accepted
CASH PAYMENTS ON SITE cannot be accepted
REGISTRATION REDUCTIONS for short staying are not available

Important Notes

All accompanying persons must be registered in advance, to have an efficient organization and avoid disruptions to other registered participants. Unregistered accompanying persons will not be able to take part in the excursion, social dinner, and welcome cocktail on site. Thanks for your understanding.

The Organizing Committee

All presenting authors (including invited speakers) and non-presenting attendees of the Conference are expected to obtain funding for their registration fees AND travel expenses through their sponsoring organizations.

The registration fee will cover session attendance, conference materials, all lunches and coffee breaks, the conference dinner and excursion.

This conference attendance is in-person only. We do not offer remote presentation option.

The Organizing Committee

Avoid abuse by taxi drivers, please pay in Colombian pesos (COP).

The recommendations for arrival at the José María Córdova (J.M.C.) airport that serves the city of Medellín, make sure to comply with all of them.

It is recommended to change to the local currency Colombian Pesos (COP) only at official sites at the arrival airports in Bogotá or Medellín, or use the ATMs directly at each airport, avoiding paying with dollars (USD) or euros (EUR) for taxis and food.

At the José María Córdova Medellín airport, you can recognize the following services:

Taxi service rates.

Taxi service from J.M.C. to Medellín it costs $98,000 COP (regardless of the road you take the Vía del Túnel de Oriente); the user is left at the indicated the hotel address, the rate changes if the origin and destination is different from those mentioned above.

The Taxi service from Medellín (your hotel) to the J.M.C. costs $90,000 COP (you can take the Vía del Túnel de Oriente.)

Any different transport service is not recommended for security reasons.

Methods of Payment

  • Credit Card
    To pay with credit card visit
    It will apply a bank fee of 4%

  • Bank Transfer
    BENEFICIARY: Er Global Communication srl
    BANK: Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Roma
    IBAN: IT 80 N 08327 03245 000000001882


Wei Bao
Nebraska Center for Materials & Nanoscience - USA
Ivan Gnusov
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology - Russia
Alexander Khanikaev
City College of New York - USA
Sebastian Klembt
University of Würzburg - Germany
Ivan Shelykh
University of Iceland - Iceland
Alexey Yulin
ITMO University - Russia
Hui Deng
University of Michigan - USA
Misha Portnoi
University of Exeter - UK
Sergey Alyatkin
Skolkovo institute of science and technology - Russia
Michael Fraser
NTT Research
Nika Akopian
Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
Morten Willatzen
Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
Matthias Wurdack
Australian National University - Australia
Carlos Antón-Solanas
Universidad Autonoma de Mdarid - Spain
Eliezer Estrecho
The Australian National University - Australia
Sven Höfling
University of Würzburg - Germany
Roman Cherbunin
Saint Petersburg State University - Russia
Judith Ojeda
UPTC - Colombia
Antonio Gianfrate
CNR Nanotech - Italy


Participants have to make their own reservation for accommodation.

When booking, please mention "International Conference PLMCN23"


Hotel Intu

Transversal 39 # Circular 74 B 10 - Medellin (57-4) 4448428


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Carrera 43A No. 9 Sur 51 Av. El Poblado - Medellin (57-4) 3132020


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CLL 50No 70 124 - Medellin
(57-4) 6040686


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Carrera 43 a # 7 - 50 Medellin
(57-4) 4445151


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Paper submission

How to submit a paper

Abstract submission

All abstracts MUST use this template:

Download template

Please send an email to:


Abstract Submission Deadline: has been extended to February 15th, 2023


Oral presentations are 15 minutes long, including 3 minutes for questions and discussion; the available board area for poster presentations is 80 cm (width) x 110 cm (height).

Book of Abstracts

Here you can find the Book Of Abstracts related to the event