The Photonic Forces group, led by Ewold Verhagen, is part of the Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We study light-matter interactions at the nanoscale, in particular the coupling between photons and phonons in nano-optomechanical systems.
About our research
We are currently working on the following topics:
- Quantum measurement and control of mechanical motion
- Topological photons and phonons
- Optomechanical nonreciprocity
- Optical interactions in nanophotonic systems
- Active optomechanics
About Ewold Verhagen
Ewold Verhagen is group leader of the Photonic Forces group in the Center for Nanophotonics at AMOLF since 2013, and part-time professor of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. He previously worked at EPFL and AMOLF. His research interests span various directions within (nano)photonics, including optomechanics, photonic crystals, nanoscale quantum optics, plasmonics, and metamaterials.