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Polaritons in Physical Chemistry

Our manuscript “Light–Matter Coupling Strength Controlled by the Orientation of Organic Crystals in Plasmonic Cavities” has been included in a new Virtual Issue on “Polaritons in Physical Chemistry”.  This issue features recent experimental and theory papers from The Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B/C and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters that describe the spectroscopy and…
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September 25, 2020 0

Working in the lab during lockdown

Check out our video on youtube about how to keep working in the laboratory during lockdown periods.


August 24, 2020 0

Strong light-matter coupling with Si nanoparticles

In our recently published manuscript, we demonstrate the strong coupling of electric and magnetic resonances in arrays of silicon nanoparticles with excitons in organic layers. This manuscript published in ACS Photonics has been selected by the journal as one of the most relevant results published over the past 12 months and highlighted during the celebration…
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August 24, 2020 0

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 work from home with his fully remotely controlled setup. Niels is now writing the first and only scientific manuscript with experiments that were done during…
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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 project will be done in close collaboration with our start-up company TeraNova b.v.


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 arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles and investigate the coupling strength as a function of the alignment to the cavity field. This alignment is realized by rotating…
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June 23, 2020 0

Light Conversion Efficiency of Emitters on Top of Plasmonic and Dielectric Arrays of Nanoparticles

Together with our collaborators from Kyoto University, we are proud to contribute to the special issue in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology in the honor of Prof. Isamu Akasaki. In this manuscript we investigate the optical absorption of emitter layers deposited on diffractive arrays of silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticle using an…
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June 23, 2020 0

Bootcamp Hendrix Genetics

From 11th to 13th of February, the second PhotonDelta Application Bootcamp was held at TU/e. Niels van Hoof participated as an expert in the field, trying to come up with solutions for Hendrix Genetics with the use of integrated photonics. The challenge was set on measuring conventional egg properties. The company was enthusiastic about the…
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February 20, 2020 0

PhD thesis: Mohammad Ramezani

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January 7, 2020 0

Abstract submission to SCOM 2020 open until January 31st.

SCOM 2020 is the third international workshop on strong coupling in organic materials. It will be held in Gothenburg in Sweden on 26-29 April 2020. It builds on the very successful workshops, SCOM16 and SCOM18, held in San Sebastian and in Eindhoven in 2016 and in 2018, respectively.   The workshop brings together researchers from different disciplines including…
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January 7, 2020 0