Surface Photonics Group

We investigate light-matter interaction in a broad range of frequencies, from the visible to the THz. This interaction is enhanced by resonant structures, such as metallic nanoparticles and structured surfaces. Strong light-matter coupling leads to new fundamental phenomena that can be exploited to tailor material properties: We shape matter with light. The group is part of the research unit Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics at the department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Articles of interest

Etendue reducers for free space optical communication

We propose a new technology based on optical nanoantennas for reducing the etendue (divergence) of light sources. This technology could be applied for long range optical communication. You can find[…]

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June 15, 2018 0

Confining light to the atomic scale

News and Views published in Nature Nanotechnology describing the recently published article “Probing the ultimate plasmon confinement limits with a van der Waals heterostructure” by Iranzo et al.

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June 15, 2018 0

Congratulations to Ben Lont!

Ben Lont was a Fontys intern working on polariton lasing using plasmonic nanoantenna arrays. In his project he investigated guest-host complexes of┬ápolymers and dyes, to optimize the concentration of molecular[…]

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May 28, 2018 0