Photonic Forces News

Topology protects light propagation in photonic crystal

From Topology protects light propagation in photonic crystal Researchers of AMOLF and TU Delft have seen light propagate in a special material without it suffering from reflections. The material, a photonic crystal, consists...

Nature Nanotechnology cover

We are happy to announce that our most recent publication in Nature Nanotechnology is featured on the cover! Read the publication Read the press release

Vibrations on a chip feel a magnetic field

From Using light to couple the strings of a nanoscopic guitar AMOLF physicists have made mechanical vibrations on a chip behave as if they were electrical currents flowing in a magnetic field. Because...

Nikhil Parappurath defended his Ph.D. thesis

Nikhil Parappurath successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Chiral flow of light in photonic crystals with broken symmetries” on 3rd July 2019 at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Congratulations to Nikhil!

Poster prize for Robin Buijs at NANOMETA2019

Robin Buijs won second prize for his poster presented at the 7th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (NANOMETA 2019) held in Seefeld, Austria. Congratulations to Robin!

A microscopic roundabout for light

We published our work on building an on-chip optical circulator in Nature Communications. This work was done in collaboration with our colleagues at UT Austin. We were able to demonstrate tunable optical circulation at...

Freek Ruesink graduates

    Freek Ruesink successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Manipulating light with ring resonators coupled to antennas and mechanical motion” on 23rd October, 2017 at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Congratulations to Freek!

Rick Leijssen defends his PhD thesis

    In a first for the Photonic Forces group, Rick Leijssen successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Measuring mechanical motion using light confined at the nanoscale” on 19th October, 2017 at the Eindhoven...

ERC Grant

Ewold was awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC uses the Starting Grants to support talented scientists in the early stages of their career in...

Professor appointment in Eindhoven

I’m very honoured to have been appointed as professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as of July 1. I’ve accepted a part-time position as professor of Nano-optomechanics within the Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics...