Experimental Physics / Nanophotonics (Menezes 1)

Department / Institute
Physics Department / Chair of Hybrid Nanosystems
Subject area
Experimental Physics / Nanophotonics
Name of supervisor
Prof. Dr. Leonardo de Souza Menezes
Number of open positions
Project title
Disordered cavity for lasing, bio-sensing and fluorescence enhancement
Language requirements
Fluency in English
Academic requirements
4-year Bachelor's plus Master's degree; basic knowledge of optical simulations (FDTD or COMSOL) and strong knowledge in nanofabrication and optical characterization
Study model
Full doctoral study model: 48 months

Project description

Photonic cavities play a paramount role in the whole field of optics, ranging from sensing, lasing, harmonic generation or even quantum optics. A variety of configuration is proposed and realized with continuous progressing to improve the light condiment. However, better performance always accompanied with more sophisticated fabrication techniques, which hinders the application at industrial level. On the other hand, the development in disordered photonics may shed light on realizing a cavity with greatly reduced fabrication tolerance. This project will focus on how to use disorder to develop new type of photonic cavities with the balance between the performance and fabrication easiness and combine it with cutting edge applications.

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