Author: jgomez

Publication on plasmon-exciton-polariton lasing in Optica

Accepted manuscript on the first realization of plasmon-exciton polariton lasing, in a periodic array of metallic nanoparticles coupled to organic emitters. The measured lasing thresholds are comparable to those measured in high-Q microcavity systems, only now in a fully open and planar configuration. This result presents an important first step towards organic polaritonics exploiting the flexibility…
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January 17, 2017 0

International Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules (SCOM-16).

Jaime Gomez Rivas organizes, together with Javier Aizpurua, Bill Barnes and Francisco Garcia Vidal, the first International Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules (SCOM-16). The workshop was held in San Sebastian (Spain) from 19-21 October, 2016. This workshop brought together researchers from different disciplines including: Photonics, Quantum Optics, Materials, Chemistry and Condensed Matter Physics…
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December 19, 2016 0

Publication on vectorial mapping of near-fields of THz resonators.

Accepted manuscript on the near field measurement of THz fields close to resonant rods. In this manuscript we obtain the three near-field components using microstructured photoconductive antennas. The manuscript has been  published in Applied Physics Letters Photonics and can be found here: Full vectorial mapping of the complex electric near-fields of THz resonators , APL…
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October 17, 2016 0

Publication on Diffraction Induced Transparency in arrays of resonant THz structures

Accepted manuscript on THz diffraction induced transparency in arrays of detuned resonators. In this manuscript we demonstrate that a periodic array of resonant rods with detuned frequencies can lead to an almost complete suppression of the extinction (nearly 100% transmission) and to a large group velocity reduction. We have termed this phenomenon Diffraction Induced Transparency.…
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October 17, 2016 0

Publication on effect of layer height for luminescent materials coupled to plasmonic arrays.

Accepted manuscript on the modification of the emission characteristics of thin layers of dye molecules coupled to arrays of metallic nanoparticles. In this manuscript we show how the emission can couple to different modes by positioning the layer at defined heights relative to the array. The manuscript has been published in Physical Review B and…
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October 17, 2016 0

Said Rodriguez receives honourable mention for the 2016 Christiaan Huygens Prize.

Said Rodriguez (center) receives from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, an honorable mention for the 2016 Christiaan Huygens Prize in recognition of his doctoral thesis work in the Photonics for Energy group. Read more at

October 17, 2016 0

Niels van Hoof guest in Dutch TV show ‘Proefkonijnen’

Niels van Hoof (PhD student in Photonics for Energy) had a guest appearance in the popular-scientific program ‘Proefkonijnen’ broadcast on the national television (BNN/NPO3). You can watch the full item here:

August 31, 2016 0

Prize for our outstanding publication in Light Science & Applications

Jaime Gomez Rivas has received a prize for our outstanding publication “Plasmonics for solid-state lighting : enhanced excitation and directional emission of highly efficient light sources”. This article has been ranked in the top 10 citation papers in 2015 published between 2013 and 2014 in Light: Science & Applications. The prized was awarded during the…
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July 27, 2016 0

Dick van Dam wins Young Speaker Contest at Fysica 2016

Dick van Dam (guest PhD student in our group) has won the Young Speakers Contest at the annual congress of the Dutch Physical Society (NNV), for his presentation entitled ‘Better solar cells by nanostructuring’.

April 8, 2016 0

Gespleten lichtgolf schakelt nanoversterkers licht aan en uit (Dutch)

Onderzoekers van de FOM-instituten AMOLF en DIFFER hebben, in samenwerking met Philips Lighting, een manier gevonden om de antennewerking van metalen nanodeeltjes aan en uit te schakelen. Nanoantennes zijn gevoelige ontvangers en versterkers van licht, met toepassingen van medische sensoren en verlichting tot betere zonnecellen. In Physical Review Letters beschrijft de onderzoeksgroep van Jaime Gomez-Rivas…
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March 10, 2016 0