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Non-Hermitian chirality in optomechanical networks

Our work on new mechanisms to control the flow of sound with light was published in Nature today. Congratulations to Javier and Jesse! By using radiation pressure control, we break time-reversal symmetry and introduce...

Molecular upconversion turns infrared into visible light

The first demonstrations of coherent conversion of mid-infrared light to visible frequencies were reported in Science. The stunning experiments performed in Christophe Galland’s lab at EPFL show the principle of molecular optomechanical upconversion beautifully....

In memoriam: Johneph Sukham 1992-2021

On July 3, our former post-doc Johneph Sukham passed away in a tragic accident. Johneph worked in our group from 2019 until last December, when he moved to the Walter Meissner Institute in Germany....

Robin Buijs defends PhD thesis

Today Robin defended his thesis ‘Nano-optical sensing and metrology through near- to far-field transduction’ successfully. Congratulations Robin! Masterfully done! We hope you enjoy your next challenges at ASML.

Quantifying topological protection of light on a chip

Photonic topological insulators are currently at the forefront of on-chip photonic research due to their potential for loss-free information transport. Realized in photonic crystals, they enable robust propagation of optical states along domain walls....

Giada La Gala defended her Ph. D. thesis.

Giada La Gala successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Glanching at tiny vibrations” on the 2nd of July 2020 at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Congratulations to Giada!

Topology protects light propagation in photonic crystal

From Amolf.nl: 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 Amolf.nl: 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!