Nano-Institute Munich: Physics Department: Experimental Physics / Nanophotonics (Maier, Liu)

Department / Institute
Department of Physics / Chair in Hybrid Nanosystems
Subject area
Experimental physics / Nanophotonics
Number of open positions
Project title
Disordered cavity for lasing, bio-sensing and fluorescence enhancement
Language requirements
Applicants should be fluent in English.
Academic requirements
Applicants should have a basic knowledge of optical simulations (FDTD or COMSOL) and strong knowledge in nanofabrication and optical characterizations.
Prof. Stefan Maier

Dr. Changxu Liu

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.