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Quantum Nano-Optoelectronics

Prof. Dr. Frank Koppens

    Activities:

The quantum nano-optoelectronic group, led by Prof. Koppens, studies interactions between light and matter at extreme limits. Several unique and novel techniques are exploited to confine light to nano-meter lengths scales and study physical processes at ultra-fast timescales. For example, we use near-field imaging techniques for infrared and THz light, and exploit ultra-fast lasers at low temperatures.

Central in these studies are the rich variety of novel materials that are only one atom thick: graphene and 2d materials. These materials exhibit fascinating properties that we have just begun to discover. Also novel quantum and topological materials and their interactions with light at the nano-scale are being studied.

In addition to the new science and physics, the group develops new concepts for photo-detection, imaging systems, optical modulation, nano-scale light processing and switching, as well as flexible and wearable health and fitness devices. We aim to build prototypes of these disruptive technologies, in collaboration with industry. The group works closely with the Graphene Flagship program, the largest European initiative with 1 Billion Euro funding for ten years.

We are hiring: Positions at Master-thesis, PhD- and Postdoctoral level available, within the framework of Topological Nano-photonics (ERC Grant) and the Graphene Flagship. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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Quantum Nano-Optoelectronics

Prof. Dr. Frank Koppens

    Former Group Members
  • Michela Badioli, PhD student
  • Francisco Javier Bezares, Research fellow
  • Andreas Brenneis, Visiting Scientist
  • Gregory Burwell, Research engineer
  • Diana Davydovskaya, Research engineer
  • Louis Gaudreau, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Mark Brian Lundeberg, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Qiong Ma, Visiting scientist
  • Mathieu Massicotte, PhD student
  • Kasper Jack Willliams Munns, Visiting scientist
  • Sébastien Ludovic Nanot, Research fellow
  • Romain Michel Paul Parret, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Raúl Pérez, Research engineer
  • Juan José Piqueras, Research engineer
  • Eric Anthony Puma, Research engineer
  • Uros Ralevic, Visiting scientist
  • Fabien Vialla, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Achim Woessner, PhD student

Quantum Nano-Optoelectronics

Prof. Dr. Frank Koppens

    Talks
  • Mid-infrared photo detector using pyroelectric response of LiNbO3 K. K. Gopalan, D. Janner, S. Nanot, R. Parret, M. B. Lundeberg, F. H. L. Koppens, V. Pruneri SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, USA, August 2017 Paper Number: 10404-17
    Posters
  • Mid-infrared photo detector using pyroelectric response of LiNbO3 K. K. Gopalan, D. Janner, S. Nanot, R. Parret, M. B. Lundeberg, F. H. L. Koppens, V. Pruneri Nanophotonics of 2D materials (N2D), San Sebastián, Spain, July-August 2017
  • Pyroresistivev infrared detector using graphene on LiNbO3 D. Janner, K. Kalavoor, S. Nanot, R. Parret, F. Koppens, V. Pruneri Graphene, Genova, Italy, April 2016
    PhD Theses
  • Photodetectors based on quantum dots and 2d materials I. Nikitskiy
  • Ultrafast optoelectronics in 2D materials and their heterostructures M. Massicotte
  • Exploring flatland nano-optics with graphene plasmons A. Woessner
  • Graphene optoelectronics from the visible to the mid-infrared M. Badioli

Quantum Nano-Optoelectronics

Prof. Dr. Frank Koppens