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...)
Solid-State quantum information proces
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

Web Master

Matteo Ginesi
Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Italy
Università degli studi Niccolò Cusano - Italy
Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics - Italy

Program Commitee

First Name Last Name Nation
Guillaume Malpuech France
David Snoke USA
Timothy Liew Singapore
Yuri Rubo Mexico
Mikhail Portnoi UK
Hui Deng USA
Luis Viña Spain
Dario Ballarini Italy
Daniele Barettin Italy
Barbara Piętka Poland
Fabrice Laussy UK
Elena Ostrovskaya Australia
Yasuhiko Arakawa Japan
Sebastian Klembt Germany
Dima Krizhanovskii UK
Ivan Shelykh Iceland
Pavlos Savvidis China
Carlos Duque Echeverri Columbia

The Conference

Important dates

January 21, 2023 Deadline for the Abstract submission
February 11, 2023 Notification of Acceptance
March 21, 2023 Deadline for post-deadline submissions
March 11, 2023 Early registration deadline
March 21, 2023 Refunding deadline
April 1, 2023 Registration deadline
April 11, 2023 Conference opening
April 16, 2023 Conference closing
April 17, 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.

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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 center. 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 Columbia. 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 beauty of its women, 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 a great gastronomic, commercial and tourist offer, 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 bargainers. 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.

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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 climbe the rock using one of the longest staircases in the world.



The Social Dinner of the PLMCN 2015 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 folclor music.

Vegetarrians 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 11th, 2023

€ 600
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

After deadline (March 21th 2023) price will be €800

€ 500
  • Access to all sessions and poster presentations
  • Conference kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

After deadline (March 21th 2023) price will be €700

Accompanying Person
€ 200
  • Welcome reception
  • Conference dinner

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

Prices include VAT
Refounding deadline: March 28th 2022


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

Methods of Payment

  • Credit Card
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    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


To be confirmed


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


Please send an email to:


Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21st, 2023


All abstracts MUST use this template:

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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).