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

Crowdfunding for Remote Setups

During the lockdown months of March, April, and May all the labs got closed and the experimental research went into standby. All? not really. Niels van Hoof could continue his[…]

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July 3, 2020 0

NWO Take-off grant for TeraNova

A take-off grant (phase 1) of NWO has been awarded to develop a market and technical analysis of the terahertz near-field microscope for the inspection of semiconductor thin films. This[…]

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July 1, 2020 0

Light–Matter Coupling Strength Controlled by the Orientation of Organic Crystals in Plasmonic Cavities

In our just accepted manuscript in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, we demonstrate the coupling of excitons in tetracene crystals to optical modes in open cavities formed by anisotropic[…]

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June 23, 2020 0