Mastering light at the nanoscale
The emission and absorption of light is the physical basis of lasers, LEDs, solar cells and photodetectors, which have become crucial parts of our daily life. By controlling these processes at a subwavelength scale, we can significantly improve the performance of these photonic devices and develop completely new ones. The Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics group investigates the physics of (nano-)photonic structures and materials in five distinct but related research lines, mostly centered around semiconductors, for applications ranging from optical communications to sensing and energy conversion.Read more
Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures
Physics of the individual nanostructures is at the heart of our research. We investigate a wide range of the available nano objects ranging...
Nano-Optics of 2D Semiconductors
We investigate the interaction of light with matter at the nanometer scale. We develop new and improved ways of making visible light...
We investigate the physics and applications of nanophotonic structures and devices based on III-V semiconductors. Key research topics...
Semiconductor Nanostructures and Impurities
Individual semiconductor nanostructures and single impurities are offering interesting options to achieve and explore the ultimate limits in...
We investigate light-matter interaction on structured surfaces in a broad range of frequencies and in the time domain, from the visible to...
Meet some of our Researchers
Alberto González Curto
Jaime Gómez Rivas
Rob van der Heijden
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Nonlinear emission of molecular ensembles strongly coupled to plasmonic lattices with structural imperfectionsPhysical Review Letters (2018)
Generalized Fano lineshapes reveal exceptional points in photonic moleculesNature Communications (2018)
Charge carrier-selective contacts for nanowire solar cellsNature Communications (2018)
Time-resolved terahertz time-domain near-field microscopyOptics Express (2018)
Diffraction enhanced transparency in a hybrid gold-graphene THz metasurface43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018 (2018)