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Carsten Rockstuhl

Carsten Rockstuhl

Research Unit Chair
Research Unit: Theoretical Nanooptics
Room: 0-449
Phone: 0721/608-28916 or -46054 (TFP)
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


Contents

 

About Theoretical Nanooptics

Maxwell’s equations are 150 years old. They provide the theoretical framework to describe every phenomenon that concerns light if considered as an electromagnetic wave. In particular, Maxwell’s equations can describe the interaction of light with matter possessing known properties. In our group, we are interested in the exploration of phenomena to be observed if light interacts with materials that have critical spatial dimensions in the order of one wavelength or below, i.e. at a nanometric scale.

Particularly, we wish to explore with analytical and numerical methods the peculiarities of light itself at the nanoscale. We also wish to study artificial materials made from nanostructured materials. Eventually, we rely on collaboration with other nano-scientists to push the current limits of the state-of-the-art concerning an exact description of matter at the nanoscale and to consider it in an electromagnetic analysis.

Our research holds promise for many insights into basic scientific phenomena. It also enables the discussion of perspective applications where light is required to be tailored at the nanoscale.

 

At the moment, we concentrate in our research on two specific research projects:

Research Projects
Project Title Project Leader
Light Management for Energy Harvesting
Theory of Electromagnetic Scatterers

Publications (since 2014)

2018
  1. R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and I. Fernandez-Corbaton, “An electromagnetic multipole expansion beyond the long-wavelength approximation” Optics Communications Vol. 407 17, (2018)
2017
  1. X. Garcia-Santiago, S. Burger, C. Rockstuhl, and I. Fernandez-Corbaton, “Measuring the electromagnetic chirality of 2D arrays under normal illumination” accepted for publication in Optics Letters
  2. H. Chen, S. Nanz, A. Abass, J. Yan, T. Gao, D.-Y. Choi, Y. S. Kivshar, C, Rockstuhl, and D. N. Neshev, “Enhanced directional emission from monolayer WSe2 integrated onto a multi-resonant silicon-based photonic structure” accepted for publication in ACS Photonics
  3. J.-S. Lee, T. Huynh, S.-Y. Lee, K.-G. Lee, J. Lee, M. Tame, C. Rockstuhl, and C. Lee, “Quantum noise reduction in intensity-sensitive surface plasmon resonance sensors” Physical Review A Vol. 96 033833, (2017)
  4. I. Fernandez-Corbaton, S. Nanz, and C. Rockstuhl, “On the dynamic toroidal multipoles from localized electric current distributions” Scientific Reports Vol. 7 7527, (2017)
  5. R. N. S. Suryadharma, M. Fruhnert, I. Fernandez-Corbaton, and C. Rockstuhl, “Studying Plasmonic Resonance Modes of Hierarchical Self-Assembled Meta-Atoms based on their Transfer-Matrix” Physical Review B Vol. 96 045406, (2017)
  6. M.-S. Kim, B. Vosoughi Lahijani, N. Descharmes, J. Straubel, F. Negredo, C. Rockstuhl, M. Häyrinen, M. Kuittinen, M. Roussey, and H. P. Herzig, “Subwavelength focusing of Bloch surface waves” ACS Photonics Vol. 4 1477, (2017)
  7. A. E. Klein, N. Janunts, S. Schmidt, S. Bin Hasan, C. Etrich, S. Fasold, T. Kaiser, C. Rockstuhl, and T. Pertsch, “Dual-SNOM investigations of multimode interference in plasmonic strip waveguides” Nanoscale Vol. 9 6695, (2017)
  8. C. Klusmann, Radius N. S. Suryadharma, J. Oppermann, C. Rockstuhl, and H. Kalt, “Hybridizing whispering gallery modes and plasmonic resonances in a photonic metadevice for biosensing applications” Journal of Optical Society of America B Vol. 34 D46-D55, (2017)
  9. R. N. S. Suryadharma, M. Fruhnert, C. Rockstuhl, and I. Fernandez-Corbaton, “Singular value decomposition for electromagnetic scattering analysis” Physical Review A Vol. 95 053834, (2017)
  10. I. Fernandez-Corbaton and C. Rockstuhl, “A unified theory to describe and engineer conservation laws in light-matter interactions” Physical Review A Vol. 95 053829, (2017)
  11. S. Ferrari, V. Kovalyuk, W. Hartmann, A. Vetter, O. Kahl, C. Lee, A. Korneev, C. Rockstuhl, G. Gol’tsman, and W. Pernice, “Hot-Spot Relaxation Time Current Dependence in Niobium Nitride Waveguide-Integrated Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors” Optics Express Vol. 25 8739, (2017)
  12. M. Fruhnert, I. Fernandez-Corbaton, V. Yannopapas, and C. Rockstuhl, “Computing the T-matrix of a scattering object with multiple plane 
wave illuminations” Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology Vol. 8 614, (2017)
  13. E. Mobini, A. Rahimzadegan, R. Alaee, and C. Rockstuhl, “Optical alignment of oval graphene flakes” Optics Letters Vol. 42 1039, (2017)
  14. J. Straubel, R. Sarniak, C. Rockstuhl, and K. Słowik, “Entangled light from bimodal optical nanoantennas” Physical Review B Vol. 95 085421, (2017)
  15. A. Rahimzadegan, R. Alaee, I. Fernandez-Corbaton, and C. Rockstuhl, “Fundamental Limits of Optical Force and Torque” Physical Review B Vol. 95 035106, (2017)
  16. A. Bergmann, S. Kircher, D. Setzler, and C. Rockstuhl, “A simple DPSS laser setup and experiments for undergraduates and secondary school students” European Journal of Physics Vol. 38 014004, (2017)
2016
  1. M. Albooyeh, V. S. Asadchy, R. Alaee, S. M. Hashemi, M. Yazdi, M. S. Mirmoosa, C. Rockstuhl, C. R. Simovski, and S. A. Tretyakov, “Purely bianisotropic scatterers” Physical Review B Vol. 94 245428, (2016)
  2. C. Lee, S. Ferrari, W. H. P. Pernice, and C. Rockstuhl, “Sub-Poisson-Binomial Light” Physical Review A Vol. 94 053844, (2016)
  3. A. Vetter, S. Ferrari, P. Rath, R. Alaee, O. Kahl, V. Kovalyuk, S. Diewald, G. N. Goltsman, A. Korneev, C. Rockstuhl, and W. H. P. Pernice, “Cavity-Enhanced and Ultrafast Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors” Nano Letters Vol. 16 7085, (2016)
  4. I. Fernandez-Corbaton, X. Zambrana-Puyalto, N. Bonod,
and C. Rockstuhl, “Transverse multipolar light-matter couplings in evanescent waves” Physical Review A Vol. 94 053822, (2016)
  5. S. Khasminskaya, F. Pyatkov, K. Słowik, S. Ferrari, O. Kahl, V. Kovalyuk, P. Rath, A. Vetter, F. Hennrich, M. M. Kappes, G. Gol’tsman, A. Korneev, C. Rockstuhl, R. Krupke, and W. H. P. Pernice, “Fully integrated quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source” Nature Photonics Vol. 10 727, (2016)
  6. M. Weiler, C. Menzel, T. Pertsch, R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and C. Pacholski, “Bottom-up fabrication of hybrid plasmonic sensors: gold-capped hydrogel microspheres embedded in periodic metal hole arrays” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Vol. 8 26392, (2016)
  7. R. Alaee, M. Kadic, C. Rockstuhl, and A. Passian, “Optically assisted trapping with high-permittivity dielectric rings: towards optical aerosol filtration” Applied Physics Letters Vol. 109 141102, (2016)
  8.  A. Rahimzadegan, M. Fruhnert, R. Alaee, I. Fernandez-Corbaton, and C. Rockstuhl, “Optical Force and Torque on Dipolar Dual Chiral Particles” Physical Review B Vol. 94 125123, (2016)
  9. R. Alaee, M. Albooyeh, S. Tretyakov, and C. Rockstuhl, “Phase-change material-based nanoantennas with tunable radiation patterns” Optics Letters Vol. 41 4099, (2016)
  10. A. Abass, P. Gutsche, B. Maes, C. Rockstuhl, and E. R Martins, “Insights into directional scattering: from coupled dipoles to asymmetric dimer nanoantennas” Optics Express Vol. 24 19638, (2016)
  11. M. K. Hedayati, M. Abdelaziz, C. Etrich, S. Homaeigohar, C. Rockstuhl, and M. Elbahri, “Wideband anti-reflective coating based on plasmonic nanocomposite” Materials Vol. 9 636, (2016)
  12. I. Fernandez-Corbaton, M. Fruhnert, and C. Rockstuhl, “Objects of maximum electromagnetic chirality” Physical Review X Vol. 6 031013, (2016)
  13. I. Staude and C. Rockstuhl, “To Scatter or not to Scatter [News & Views]” Nature Materials Vol. 15 821, (2016)
  14. C. Lee, F. Dieleman, J. Lee, C. Rockstuhl, S. A. Maier, and M. Tame, “Quantum plasmonic sensing: beyond the shot-noise and diffraction limit” ACS Photonics
Vol. 3 992, (2016)
  15. M. Fruhnert, A. Monti, I. Fernandez-Corbaton, A. Alù, A. Toscano, F. Bilotti, and C. Rockstuhl, “Tunable scattering cancellation cloak with plasmonic ellipsoids in the visible” Physical Review B Vol. 93 245127, (2016)
  16. M. Odit, P. Kapitanova, P. Belov, R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and Y. Kivshar, “Experimental realisation of all-dielectric bianisotropic metasurfaces” Applied Physics Letters Vol. 108 221903, (2016)
  17. J. Straubel, R. Filter, C. Rockstuhl, and K. Słowik, “Plasmonic nanoantenna based triggered single-photon source” Physical Review B Vol. 93 195412, (2016)
  18. J. Straubel, R. Filter, C. Rockstuhl, and K. Słowik, “Efficient mode conversion in an optical nanoantenna mediated by quantum emitters” Optics Letters Vol. 41 2294, (2016)
  19. H.-H. Hsiao, A. Abass, J. Fischer, R. Alaee, A. Wickberg, M. Wegener, and C. Rockstuhl, “Enhancement of second-harmonic generation in nonlinear nanolaminate metamaterials by nanophotonic resonances” Optics Express Vol. 24 9651, (2016)
  20. T. Kaiser, M. Falkner, J. Qi, A. Klein, M. Steinert, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, and T. Pertsch, “Characterization of a circular optical nanoantenna by nonlinear photoemission electron microscopy” Applied Physics B Vol. 122 53, (2016)
  21. M.-S. Kim, T. Scharf, S. Mühlig, M. Fruhnert, C. Rockstuhl, R. Bitterli, W. Noell, R. Voelkel, and H. P. Herzig, “Refraction limit of miniaturized optical systems: a ball-lens example” Optics Express Vol. 24 6996, (2016)
  22. R. Guo, E. Rusak, I. Staude, J. Dominguez, M. Decker, C. Rockstuhl, I. Brener, D. N. Neshev, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Multipolar coupling in hybrid metal-dielectric metasurfaces” ACS Photonics Vol. 3 349, (2016)
  23. H. Chen, J. Yang, E. Rusak, J. Straubel, R. Guo, Y. Win Myint, J. Pei, M. Decker, I. Staude, C. Rockstuhl, Y. Lu, Y. S. Kivshar, and D. Neshev, “Manipulation of photoluminescence of two-dimensional MoSe2 by gold nanoantennas” Scientific Reports Vol. 6 22296, (2016)
  24. S. Schmidt, A. E. Klein, T. Paul, H. Gross, S. Diziain, A. C. Assafrao, T. Pertsch, H. P. Urbach, and C. Rockstuhl, „Image formation properties and inverse imaging problem in aperture based scanning near field optical microscopy“ Optics Express Vol. 24 4128, (2016)
  25. S. Wolf, J. Rensberg, A. Johannes, R. Thomae, F. Smit, R. Neveling, M. Moodley, T. Bierschenk, M. Rodriguez, B. Afra, S. Bin Hasan, C. Rockstuhl, M. Ridgway, K. Bharuth-Ram, and C. Ronning, “Shape manipulation of ion irradiated Ag nanoparticles embedded in lithium niobate” Nanotechnology Vol. 27 145202, (2016)
  26. W. Khunsin, J. Dorfmüller, M. Esslinger, R. Vogelgesang, C. Rockstuhl, C. Etrich, and K. Kern, “Quantitative and Direct Near-Field Analysis of Plasmonic-Induced Transparency and the Observation of a Plasmonic Breathing Mode” ACS Nano Vol. 4 252, (2016)
  27. L. Cong, N. Xu, D. R. Chowdhury, M. Manjappa, C. Rockstuhl, W. Zhang, and R. Singh, “Nonradiative and Radiative Resonances in Coupled Metamolecules” Advanced Optical Materials Vol. 10 2214, (2016)

 

2015

  1. R. Alaee, M. Albooyeh, M. S. Mirmoosa, Y. S. Kivshar, and C. Rockstuhl, “All-dielectric bianisotropic nanoantennas” Physical Review B Vol. 92 245130, (2015)
  2. M. Chekini, R. Filter, J. Bierwagen, A. Cunningham, C. Rockstuhl, and T. Bürgi, “Fluorescence enhancement in large-scale self-assembled gold nanoparticle dimer arrays” Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 118 233107, (2015)
  3. I. Fernandez-Corbaton, S. Nanz, R. Alaee, and C. Rockstuhl, “Exact dipolar moments of a localized electric current distribution” Optics Express Vol. 23 33044, (2015)
  4. M. F. Schumann, A. Abass, G. Gomard, S. Wiesendanger, U. Lemmer, M. Wegener, and C. Rockstuhl, “Single-pass and omniangle light extraction from light emitting diodes using transformation optics” Optics Letters Vol. 40 5626, (2015)
  5. M. F. Schumann, S. Wiesendanger, J. C. Goldschmidt, B. Bläsi, K. Bittkau, U. W. Paetzold, A. Sprafke, R. B. Wehrspohn, C. Rockstuhl, and M. Wegener, “Invisible contact grids on solar cells by coordinate transformations: Designs and prototypes” Optica Vol. 2 850, (2015)
  6. M. Fruhnert, F. Kretschmer, R. Geiss, I. Perevyazko, D. Cialla-May, M. Steinert, N. Janunts, D. Sivun, S. Hoeppener, M. Hager, T. Pertsch, U. S. Schubert, and C. Rockstuhl, “Synthesis, separation, and hypermethod characterization of gold nanoparticle dimers connected by a rigid rod linker” Journal of Physical Chemistry C Vol. 119 17809, (2015)
  7. R. Alaee, D. Lehr, R. Filter, F. Lederer, E.-B. Kley, C. Rockstuhl, and A. Tünnermann, “Scattering Dark States in Multiresonant Concentric Plasmonic Nanorings” ACS Photonics Vol. 2 1085, (2015)
  8. M. Yazdi, M, Albooyeh, R, Alaee, V. Asadchy, N. Komjani, C. Rockstuhl, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, “A bianisotropic metasurface with resonant asymmetric absorption” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation Vol. 63 3004, (2015)
  9. R. Alaee, R. Filter, D. Lehr, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “A generalized Kerker condition for highly directive nanoantennas” Optics Letters Vol. 40 2645, (2015)
  10. G. Toscano, J. Straubel, A. Kwiatkowski, C. Rockstuhl, F. Evers, H. Xu, N. A. Mortensen, and M. Wubs, “Resonance shifts and spill-out effects in self-consistent hydrodynamic nanoplasmonics” Nature Communications Vol. 6 7132, (2015)
  11. J. Qi, T. Kaiser, A. E. Klein, M. Steinert, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Enhancing resonances of optical nanoantennas by circular gratings” Optics Express Vol. 23 14583, (2015)
  12.  M. Albooyeh, R. Alaee, C. Rockstuhl, and C. Simovski, „Revisiting substrate-induced bianisotropy in metasurfaces“ Physical Review B Vol. 91 195304, (2015)
  13.  I. Fernandez-Corbaton, M. Fruhnert, and C. Rockstuhl, “Dual and chiral objects for optical activity in general scattering directions” ACS Photonics Vol. 2 376, (2015)
  14. W. Lewandowski, M. Fruhnert, J. Mieczkowski, C. Rockstuhl, and E. Górecka, “Dynamically self-assembled silver nanoparticles as a novel thermally tunable metamaterial” Nature Communications Vol. 6 6590, (2015)
  15. R. Alaee, M. Albooyeh, M. Yazdi, K. N. Komjani, C. Simovski, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Magneto-electric coupling in non-identical plasmonic nanoparticles: Theory and applications” Physical Review B Vol. 91 115119, (2015)
  16. M. Peters, H. Hauser, B. Bläsi, M. Kroll, C. Helgert, S. Fahr, S. Wiesendanger, C. Rockstuhl, T. Kirchartz, U. Rau, A. Mellor, L. Steidl, and R. Zentel, “Rear Side Diffractive Gratings for Silicon Wafer Solar Cells“ in „Photon Management in Solar Cells“ by R. B. Wehrspohn, U. Rau, and A. Gombert 49-90, Wiley (2015)
  17. C. Ulbrich, M. Peters, S. Fahr, J. Üpping, T. Kirchartz, C. Rockstuhl, J. C. Goldschmidt, A. Gerber, F. Lederer, R. Wehrspohn, B. Bläsi, and U. Rau, “Light-Trapping in Solar Cells by Directionally Selective Filters“ in „Photon Management in Solar Cells“ by R. B. Wehrspohn, U. Rau, and A. Gombert 183-208, Wiley (2015)
  18. C. Rockstuhl, S. Fahr, F. Lederer, K. Bittkau, T. Beckers, M. Ermes, and R. Carius, “Randomly Textured Surfaces“ in „Photon Management in Solar Cells“ by R. B. Wehrspohn, U. Rau, and A. Gombert 91-116, Wiley (2015)

 

2014

  1. D. Lehr, R. Alaee, R. Filter, K. Dietrich, T. Siefke, C. Rockstuhl, F. Lederer, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, “Plasmonic nanoring fabrication tuned to pitch: efficient, deterministic and large scale realization of ultra-small gaps for next generation plasmonic devices” Applied Physics Letters Vol. 105 143110, (2014)
  2. R. Filter, C. Bösel, G. Toscano, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, „Nonlocal effects: relevance for the spontaneous emission rates of quantum emitters coupled to plasmonic structure“ Optics Letters Vol. 39 6118, (2014)
  3. R. Singh, I. Al-Naib, D.R. Chowdhury, L. Cong, C. Rockstuhl, and W. Zhang, “Probing the transition from an uncoupled to a strong near-field coupled regime between bright and dark mode resonators in metasurfaces” Applied Physics Letters Vol. 105 081108, (2014)
  4. R. Yu, R. Alaee, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, „Manipulating the interaction between localized and delocalized surface plasmon polaritons in graphene“ Physical Review B Vol. 90 085409, (2014)
  5. F. Kretschmer, M. Fruhnert, R. Geiss, U. Mansfeld, C. Höppener, S. Höppener, C. Rockstuhl, T. Pertsch, and U. S. Schubert, „Plasmonic nanoparticle clusters with tunable plasmonic resonances in the visible spectral region“ Journal of Materials Chemistry C Vol. 2 6415, (2014)
  6. J. Hou, K. Slowik, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, „Dissipation-driven entanglement between qubits mediated by plasmonic nanoantennas“ Physical Review B Vol. 89 235413, (2014)
  7. S. Wiesendanger, T. Bischoff, V. Jovanov, D. Knipp, S. Burger, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, „Effects of film growth modes on light trapping in silicon thin film solar cells “ Applied Physics Letters Vol. 104 231103, (2014)
  8. M. K. Hedayati, S. Fahr, C. Etrich, F. Faupel, C. Rockstuhl, and M. Elbahri, „The hybrid concept for realization of an ultra-thin plasmonic metamaterial antireflection coating and plasmonic rainbow“ Nanoscale Vol. 6 6037, (2014)
  9. S. Mühlig, D. Cialla, A. Cunningham, A. März, K. Weber, T. Bürgi, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Stacked and Tunable Large-Scale Plasmonic Nanoparticle Arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” Journal of Physical Chemistry C Vol. 118 10230, (2014)
  10. A. Block, C. Etrich, T. Limböck, F. Bleckmann, E. Soergel, C. Rockstuhl, and S. Linden, „Bloch Oscillations in Plasmonic Waveguide Arrays“ Nature Communications Vol. 5 3843, (2014)
  11. I. Al-Naib, E. Hebestreit, C. Rockstuhl, F. Lederer, D. Christodoulides, T. Ozaki, and R. Morandotti, “Conductive coupling of split ring resonators: a path to THz metamaterials with ultra-sharp resonances” Physical Review Letters Vol. 112 183903, (2014)
  12. C. Menzel, E. Hebestreit, R. Alaee, M. Albooyeh, S. Mühlig, S. Burger, C. Rockstuhl, C. Simovski, S. Tretyakov, F. Lederer, and T. Pertsch, „Extreme Coupling: a route towards local magnetic metamaterials“ Physical Review B Vol. 89 155125, (2014)
  13. C. Menzel, E. Hebestreit, S. Mühlig, S. Burger, C. Rockstuhl, F. Lederer, and T. Pertsch, „The spectral shift between near- and far-field resonances of optical nano-antennas“ Optics Express Vol. 22 9971, (2014)
  14. K. Slowik, R. Filter, J. Straubel, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Coupling of quantum emitters and metallic nanoantennas for generation of nonclassical light at high rates” Physica Scripta Vol. T160 014037, (2014)
  15. M. Albooyeh, S. Kruk, C. Menzel, C. Helgert, M. Kroll, A. Krysinski, M. Decker, D. N. Neshev, T. Pertsch, C. Etrich, C. Rockstuhl, S. A. Tretyakov, C. R. Simovski, and Yu. S. Kivshar, “Resonant metasurfaces at oblique incidence: interplay of order and disorder” Scientific Reports Vol. 4 4484, (2014)
  16. R. Filter, K. Slowik, J. Straubel, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, „Nanoantennas for ultra-bright single photon sources“ Optics Letters Vol. 39 1246, (2014)
  17. M. Fruhnert, S. Mühlig, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Towards negative index self-assembled metamaterials” Physical Review B Vol. 89 075408, (2014)
  18. J. Qi, T. Kaiser, R. Peuker, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer, and C. Rockstuhl, “Highly resonant and directional optical nanoantennas” Journal of Optical Society of America A Vol. 31 388, (2014) (Mentioned in Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics)
  19. C. Etrich, S. Fahr, M. K. Hedayati, F. Faupel, M. Elbahri, and C. Rockstuhl, „Effective Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanocomposites“ Materials Vol. 7 727, (2014)

Lectures

Computational Photonics
Title Lecturer Details Semester
SS 2016
SS 2016


Prof. Rockstuhl’s Curiculum Vitae

Date and place of birth:   

 

31.03.1977, Halle/Saale, Germany

 

Present positions:

 

03/2014 – today               Department head at the Institute of Nanotechnology,

                                          Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

12/2013 – today               Professor (W3) for Theoretical Solid State Physics at the Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics,
                                          Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Scientific career:

 

07/2010 – 11/2013          Junior-Professor (W1) for Theoretical Nanooptics at the Institute of Solid State Theory and Optics,
                                          Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany

12/2004 –06/2010           Scientific assistant (C1) at the Institute of Solid State Theory and Optics,
                                          Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany

06/2006 – 09/2006          Guest scientist at the Centre for Applied Near-Field Optical Research,
                                          National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

05/2005 – 07/2005          Guest scientist at the Centre for Applied Near-Field Optical Research,
                                          National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

08/2004 – 12/2004          PostDoc at the Centre for Applied Near-Field Optical Research,
                                          National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

10/ 2001 – 07/2004         PhD student at the Institute of Microtechnology,
                                          University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

03/2001 – 09/2001          Diploma student at the Institute of Applied Optics,
                                          Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Deutschland

05/2001 – 06/2001          Guest scientist at the Institute for Image Processing of the Russian Academy of Science,
                                          Samara, Russia

03/2000 – 09/2000          Internship at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas,
                                          Heraklion, Crete, Greece

03/1999 – 02/2000          Internship at the Institute of Microtechnology,
                                          University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

09/1996 – 09/2001          Student at the Faculty of Physics and Technology,
                                          University of Applied Science Jena, Jena, Germany

 

Work in scientific organizations:

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Metamaterials conference (2015-today)
  • Member of the Editorial Board with EPJ Applied Metamaterials (2014-today)
  • Topical Editor with Optics Letters (2013-today)
  • Editor with the Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications (2011-today)
  • Coordinator of the European Doctoral School on Metamaterials EUPROMETA (2010-today)
  • Member of the Editorial Board with Journal of Modern Optics (2010-today)
  • Coordinator of an international Erasmus-Mundus Master program „Optics in Science and Technology“ at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (2008-2013)

 

Research interests:

  • Light propagation in micro- and nanostructured materials
  • Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear optics
  • Resonance phenomena in metallic nanostructures
  • Photonic crystals, metamaterials
  • Light localization in disordered media
  • Photon management in solar cells
  • Nonlinear phenomena in nanostructured materials
  • Force and torque inserted by light on matter
  • Optical nanoantennas
  • Near-field optics
  • Quantum optics at the nanoscale