Nano-Optics and Biophotonics
Interfacing electrons and photons at the nanometerscale may lead to ultrasmall light-emitting devices for computer screens or to ultrafast on-chip optical communication. We have developed electrically connected optical nanoantennas that serve as a platform for series of experiments in which electrons and photons interact strongly to produced new physical effects.
Electrically-driven optical antennas, J. Kern, R. Kullock, J.P. Prangsma, M. Emmerling, M. Kamp & B. Hecht Nature Photonics 9, 582 -586 (2015), arxiv:1502.04935
Electrically connected resonant optical antennas, J.C. Prangsma, J. Kern, A.G. Knapp, M. Kamp & B. Hecht Nano Letters 12, 3915 (2012)