International conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures

International conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures
DisciplineSolid State Physics
Publication details
PublisherWiley-VCH Physica Status Solidi and Elsevier Superlattices and Microstructures

The International Conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN) is a yearly academic conference on various topics of semiconductor science and nanophotonics.


The conferences are devoted to the fundamental and technological issues relevant to the realization of a new generation of optoelectronic 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. They review the most recent achievements in the fundamental understanding of strong light–matter coupling, and follow the progress in the development of epitaxial and processing technologies of wide bandgap semiconductors and organic nanostructures and microcavities providing the basis for advanced optical studies. The conferences are open to new emerging fields such as carbon nanotubes and quantum information.

The scope of these conferences covers both physics and application of a variety of phenomena related to light–matter coupling in solids such as:


The International Conference on Physics of Light–Matter Coupling in Nanostructures started in 2000 in Saint-Nectaire, France. The 14th edition was held as PLMCN14 instead of PLMCN13. The next issue in 2015 was held as PLMCN2014 instead of PLMCN15. The next issue after that was, confusingly, labelled as both PLMCN2015 and PLMCN16. The next conference, PLMCN17, reverted to the traditional labelling but now in sync with the edition number.

List of past editions:

  1. PLMCN0: Saint-Nectaire, France (2000)
  2. PLMCN1: Rome, Italy (2001)
  3. PLMCN2: Rethymno, Greece (2002)
  4. PLMCN3: Acireale, Italy (2003)
  5. PLMCN4: Saint Petersburg, Russia (2004)
  6. PLMCN5: Glasgow, Scotland (2005)
  7. PLMCN6: Magdeburg, Germany (2006)
  8. PLMCN7: Havana, Cuba (2007)
  9. PLMCN8: Tokyo, Japan (2008)
  10. PLMCN9: Lecce, Italy (2009)
  11. PLMCN10: Cuernavaca, Mexico (2010)
  12. PLMCN11: Berlin, Germany (2011)
  13. PLMCN12: Hangzhou, China (2012)
  14. PLMCN14: Hersonissos, Crete (2013)
  15. PLMCN2014: Montpellier, France (2014)
  16. PLMCN16: Medellin, Colombia (2015)
  17. PLMCN17: Nara, Japan (2016)
  18. PLMCN18: Würzburg, Germany (2017)
  19. PLMCN19: Chengdu, China (2018)
  20. PLMCN20: Moscow and Suzdal, Russia (2019)
  21. PLMCN21: Clermont-Ferrand, France (2020)

2001 logo

The logo is a cat that travels around the world featuring each particular venue's folklore. It is designed every year by Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton), one of the creators and chairmen of the conference.

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