Welcome to the NanoOptics group

In the NanoOptics group we focus on the behavior of light fields at the nanoscale with the aim to mold the flow of light with nanophotonic structures. As the typical length scale of these structures is smaller than the optical wavelength, light tends to exhibit counter-intuitive behavior and we can induce phenomena that do not occur in nature: slow light, rogue waves, superchirality and control of spontaneous emission. Our group is curiosity driven but not blind for potential application, which range from a faster and more efficient internet to enhanced (bio-)sensing. Unique is our ability to visualize light flows inside nanophotonic structures in time and space.

We are located at Delft University of Technology, home to Nobel Laureates Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff and Simon van der Meer, amongst many other great scientists. We are part of the Department of Quantum Nanoscience, as well as the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience.

We are looking for talented and passionate Master students and PhDs. You can find more information here! (more info)


November 27, 2023

Discussing cutting-edge progress in nanophotonics at NANOP 2023

November 13, 2023

Successful defense Sonakshi Arora

September 1, 2023

New PhD student: Onima Bisht

April 26, 2023

Successful defense Marc Noordam

March 31, 2023

Sonakshi Arora wins best poster prize at PECS-XIII

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