We just published a new paper in Nano Letters with collaborators from TU Dresden and King’s College London on how to realize nanoparticle chain waveguides with low propagation losses. Till now, this type of waveguide has been plagued with very high propagation losses, but by using DNA nanotechnology to assemble crystalline gold nanoparticles with only 2 nm distance from each other, we unlock waveguide modes with very low losses. The waveguides have been characterized using advanced electron-beam-based techniques (electron energy loss spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy) that have the power to measure optical properties with nanometer spatial resolution.
Check out our recent paper in Nature Photonics, where we control the direction of light emitted from the two-dimensional material MoS2 using thin silicon nanowires. Two different directionality mechanisms are shown experimentally and corroborated with a slightly modified, but simple analytical Mie theory. This work has important applications for many devices that require control over the direction of light, such as displays and single-photon sources.
Check out our recent work published in Science, where we manipulate the optical resonances of silicon nanowires across the entire visible spectrum by simply controlling the distance between the nanowire and a mirror.
I’m honored and humbled to be one of the recipients of a starting grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Please see the following links for information about my project and the official announcements on the websites of the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark (Danish only):
My research on the guiding, bending and splitting of light in extremely narrow waveguides (only 25 nm), which was recently published in Nature Communications, has been highlighted in the Danish newspaper Ingeniøren. The full interview with Prof. Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi from SDU Nano Optics can be seen in the online version of the article (Danish only).
A career profile of me has recently been added to website of the Physics and Nanotechnology programme at DTU. This is the same programme I was enrolled in as a bachelor and master student and explains why I chose this particular education. In addition, the profile also describes my current research career path, allowing new students to get an idea of their potential future careers with this education. The full profile can be seen here, unfortunately, only in Danish.
Based on my PhD thesis, which I submitted and defended late last year, I have been selected to receive one of the six “Young Researcher Award” from DTU. I’m extremely happy to receive such a prestigious award, which recognizes my research. The award was presented at the PhD reception, where all PhD graduates within the last year are celebrated and receive their PhD diploma (official announcement).
I will be attending the META’15 conference, which is being held next week in New York. I have a presentation scheduled for Tuesday (August 4th) in the Plasmonics and Nanophotonics I session at 11.15. My presentation is titled “Extremely confined gap surface-plasmon modes probed by electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS)” and concerns our research published in Nature Communications last year (link to paper). I hope to see you there. Feel free to drop by after the presentation, if you wish to discuss.
The European Physical Society (EPS) has awarded me with the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) Thesis Prize 2015 in the category of Fundamental Aspects for my PhD thesis on “Probing plasmonic nanostructures with electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS)”. I’m extremely happy and honored for such an international recognition of my work. The prize was bestowed to me during an award ceremony at this year’s CLEO Conference in Munich, Germany.
Today, our paper reviewing the current status of nonlocal plasmonics was published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. In this work, we present the governing equations of the nonlocal hydrodynamic and the generalized nonlocal optical response (GNOR) models. The importance of nonlocal response in plasmonics is exemplified by solving these equations for archetypical plasmonic structures, such as the metal sphere and the cylindrical dimer. Much of this work is also available in a longer version in my PhD Thesis.