International Workshop on
Quantum Light in Nanostructures


Acquafredda (PZ) | July 15-22, 2018

The Workshop

The International Workshop on Quantum Light in Nanostructures addresses the recent progress in quantum physics of light matter coupling, with a special emphasize on the two-dimensional crystals such as graphene, silicene, germanene, transition metal dichalcogenides, hBN.
The invited speakers include internationally leading experts in nano-photonics, advanced materials, quantum physics and technologies.

The Workshop is open for student attendance. PhD students and young researchers are encouraged to present posters.



Confirmed lectures

Prof. Dimiter Alexandrov
Lakehead University – Canada
Refraction of the electron wave in disordered solid crystals and their nano-properties.

Dr. Elena del Valle
University of Madrid - Spain

Prof. Zhanghai Chen
Fudan University - China

Prof. Sergey Ganichev
University of Regensburg - Germany
Ratchet and magneto-ratchet phenomena excited by THz radiation in semiconductor nanostructures and graphene with lateral superlattices.

Prof. Ivan Ignatiev
St. Petersburg State University – Russia
Exciton dynamics in high-quality heterostructures with quantum wells.

Dr. Ivan Iorsh
ITMO University – Russia

Prof. Alexey Kavokin
Westlake University - China & CNR-SPIN - Italy

Prof. Oleg Kibis
Novosibirsk State Technical University – Russia
Quantum rings strongly coupled to light.

Prof. Junichiro Kono
Rice University – USA

Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis
University of Southampton - UK & Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) - Russia

Prof. Fabrice Laussy
University of Wolverhampton - UK

Prof. Eros Mariani
University of Exeter - UK

Prof. Mikhail Portnoi
University of Exeter - UK

Prof. Marek Potemski
Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, Grenoble – France
Excitons in 2D geometry.

Prof. Yura Rubo
UNAM – Mexico
Symmetry breaking and weak lasing of exciton-polaritons.

Prof. Ivan Savenko
Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, Daejeon – South Korea
Strong light-matter interaction in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides.

Prof. Gora Shlyapnikov
Université Paris-Sud – France

Prof. Tatiana Shubina
Ioffe Institute - Russia

Dr. Dmitry Smirnov
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory – USA

Prof. Alexey Toropov
Ioffe Institute - Russia
The single photon sources of visible light.

Prof. Luis Vina
University of Madrid - Spain
Polariton condensates' propagation in 1D microcavities.

Prof. Ming-Wei Wu
USTC Hefei – China
Anomalous Hall effect in semiconductor quantum wells in proximity to chiral p-wave superconductors.

Program Committee Chairman

Prof. Mikhail Portnoi
University of Exeter - UK

Scientific Secretary

Mrs. Tatiana Grudskaya

Workshop Program

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Christ at Maratea


Ancient city on the Gulf of Policastro, girdled around by mountains rising above the pleasant valley, echoing the voices of its outlying hamlets, Maratea is the only portion of Lucania on the Tyrrhenian Sea, where it stretches for about 30 km, astride the provinces of Cosenza and Salerno.
Although the birth of the town cannot be dated with absolute precision, there are some unmistakable indications. For example, its name and several other place-names (Calicastro, Racia, Profiti, Filacara, Santavenere) would justify situating it in or around the Greek period, as recent archeological discoveries appear to confirm. Whereas the name and origins certainly go back to the Greek colonization, the most ancient document on the city, a bull of Alfano I, Bishop of Salerno, dates from the year 1079.
In subsequent centuries Maratea would have followed the political fortunes of southern Italy, always, however, managing to obtain from successive dynasties of the Kingdom of Naples numerous privileges for its freedom-loving people.

Maratea Coast

The Coast

From the western bank of the River Noce, which makes the Plain of Castrocucco so fertile, with its double harvest of fruit and vegetables, to the Mezzanotte (midnight) Canal, which traces along the awe-inspiring cliff (perhaps the origin of the name "Mezzanotte") the edge of the boundary with Campania, Maratea displays a coastline of unusual charm and beauty.
Among other features of the coast is the chain of eight square towers strategically erected on headlands and high ground, as look-out posts and defences against the raiding Saracens and corsairs.
Enlivened with rocks and shallows, creeks and caves (those of Marina are particularly interesting), big and small beaches, tailored, as it were, for human beings, sandy or pebbly, ferrous or calcareous, the coast is dotted with pines, olive trees, oaks, carobs and holm-oaks, often leaning over the sea as though they longed to plunge their leafy heads into it and slake their thirst with immortal waters to keep them ever cool and fresh.

Hotel Villa del Mare panorama

Hotel Villa del Mare

International Workshop on Quantum Light in Nanostructures (QLIN-2018) will be held in Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea (PZ), Italy.

The Hotel offers 73 rooms equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, balcony overlooking the sea, digital and satellite TV, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe-deposit box, wireless internet connections.
The hotel has private beach partially served by a lift, swimming pool, parking, press room, TV room, 2 restaurants, a bar on the beach. All these facilities are included in the registration fee.

The Hotel also has a Wellness Center that uses sea water of the bay (rich in iodine and trace elements) that is used at a temperature of 37 °C. It is 1000 mq wide with elegance and technology, offers a range of thalasso and aesthetics treatments to keep mind and body in shape.
The Spa services aren't included in the registration fee.

How to get there

Please, keep in mind that the workshop lectures will start on Monday 16th July morning and finish Saturday 21th July afternoon.
It is expected that you will arrive on Sunday 15th July and depart on Sunday 22th July.


By plane

The most convenient airport to land at is the one of Napoli (Naples) . The airport is very close to the city, and from there you can take a bus to the train station of Napoli "Napoli Centrale". From Napoli to Sapri there are trains (almost) every hour and the trip will be 1:30 hour long. For the rest of the trip, refer to the section below.
Alternatively, you can land at the Rome Fiumicino Airport. From there you can take a train ("Leonardo Express") to Termini Railway station and from then a train to Sapri (almost 4:30 hours).


By train

You should get the train to Sapri. Train times and the prices can be found (in several languages) at .
Please call the hotel when you arrive: dial 0973 878007, telling them who you are. If come by train on any day other than the 14 th, let us know.
Your return transfer from the hotel to Sapri's railway station on the 22 th of July will be arranged at the Hotel.
However, to better help you with transfer to and from the hotel please let us know your arrival/departure time by sending an email to

Transfer between Sapri Railway station and the Hotel will be provided for all the days of the Workshop.


By car

You should arrive from the highway (A3) connecting Salerno and Reggio Calabria. From the highway, you should take the exit of LAGONEGRO NORD-MARATEA. Follow the SS.585 "Fondo valle del Noce" for about Km. 5, until a clearly marked sign for Sapri.
Take the road to Sapri. At Sapri follow the SS.18 to Acquafredda. If you prefer you can reach Castrocucco di Maratea through the Noce SS.585 and then reach Acquafredda along the beautiful coast.


To register to the International Workshop on Quantum Light in Nanostructures fill in the registration form that you find at
and attach the copy of the credit card or bank transfer payment (jpg or pdf files) .


JUNE 1 st
JUNE 1 st
ACCOMODATION ( sharing double) € 93,00 / night
ACCOMODATION ( single) € 110,00 / night

Prices include 22% of VAT.

REGISTRATION FEE covers access to the conference hall, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, excursion, gala dinner, transfer from/to Sapri railway station and the workshop kit.

ACCOMODATION FEE covers accomodation at Hotel Villa del Mare.


SPECIAL FULL WORKSHOP FEE covers registration for participant plus partner and hotel accommodation/food for 7 nights in a double room.

Fees don't include what is not specified in fee covers.


The dead-line for early registration is June 1, 2018



Methods of Payment


Payments with BONNE DE COMMANDE cannot be accepted

CASH PAYMENTS ON SITE cannot be accepted

REGISTRATION REDUCTIONS for short staying are not available


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Abstract submission dead-line: May 1, 2018

Early registration dead-line: June 1, 2018

Workshop begins: July 15, 2018

Workshop ends: July 21, 2018