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 capacity group "Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics" at the department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Articles of interest

Center for Terahertz Science & Technology Eindhoven

On Wednesday July 14th the foundation of the Center for Terahertz Science & Technology Eindhoven (CTSTe) was announced. This center is initiated from a common interest and ambition to be at the forefront of the quickly[…]

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October 15, 2021 0

Niels van Hoof successfully defends his PhD thesis

On June 3rd, 2021 has Niels van Hoof defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Mapping Ultrafast Electric Fields using Terahertz Microscopy”. During his Ph.D., Niels has developed a unique THz near-field[…]

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October 15, 2021 0

Effective Negative Diffusion of Singlet Excitons in Organic Semiconductors

We have studied the diffusion of singlet and triplet excitons in tetracene crystals, a prototype singlet fission material, using ultrafast microscopy techniques. Upon laser excitation, triplets diffuse steadily while the[…]

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February 15, 2021 0