Nanooptics

Researchers

7

5

Accepted patents

2 Accepted patentsobtained during the
last 10 years

Indexed publications

101 Indexed publicationsobtained during the
last 10 years

Internal colaborations

  • 28 Co-publications Nº of co-publications
    in last 10 years
  • 1 Co-supervised postdoc Nº of co-supervised post-docs in the last 5 years
  • 2 Co-supervised thesis Nº of co-supervised
    thesis in last 5 years
  • 1 Joint project underway Nº of currently
    ongoing projects
  • Joint projects in the past Nº of projects in last 5 years, that already finished
  • Same nat or internal network Nº of collaboration networks in last 10 years

Description

The Nanooptics Group performs experimental and theoretical research in Nanooptics and Nanophotonics, covering both fundamental and applied aspects. Essentially, we develop near-field nanoscopy (scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy, s-SNOM) and infrared nanospectroscopy (Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy, nano-FTIR) and apply these novel analytical tools in different areas of science and technology.

Both techniques offer a wavelength-independent spatial resolution of about 10-20nm spatial resolution at visible, infrared and terahertz frequencies, thus beating the conventional resolution (diffraction) limit by a factor up to 1000. The main research lines of the group are the following:

  • Plasmonics and Phononics
  • Advanced near-field instrumentation
  • Applications of infrared nanospectroscopy in materials sciences, chemistry and biological sciences
  • Nanooptics Theory

Main researcher

Rainer Hillenbrand

Other researchers

  • Monika Goikoetxea (Permanent researcher)
  • Iban Amenabar (Permanent researcher)
  • Shu Chen (Postdoctoral)
  • Elizaveta Nikulina (Postdoctoral)
  • Martin Schnell (Postdoctoral)
  • Francisco Javier Alfaro (Postdoctoral)
  • Irene Dolado (Predoctoral)
  • Lars Mester (Predoctoral)
  • Eugenio Calandrini (Postdoctoral)
  • Divya Virmani (Predoctoral)
  • Carlos Maciel Escudero (Predoctoral)
  • Andrei Bylinkin (Predoctoral)

Contact information

Tolosa Hiribidea, 76 20018 San Sebastian Gipuzkoa

+34 943 574 007

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Research center

CIC nanoGUNE

Nanooptics Frank Koppens, ICFO, Spain Pablo Alonso González, Oviedo, Spain Frintz Keilmann Munich, Germany International GI GI UBDX GI PV
Nonstructural collaboration / informal Joint project underway Joint projects in the past Intention to begin a joint project Co-supervised thesis Co-publications Co-supervised postdoc Same nat or internal network Nanooptics Chiral and topologicalphotonics Colloidal SystemsChemistry Group Materials +Technologies (GMT) I&T PhotonicsActivities 2D Nanophotonics Molecular SpectroscopyGroup Moving Light andElectrons Nanomagnetismand magnetoplasmonics Nanomaterials andSpectroscopy Group Theory of NanophotonicsGroup
Advanced materials and processes Advanced manufacturing
Image analysis and processing Advanced spectroscopy and imaging techniques Chemometrics Light-matter interaction and spectroscopy Nanospectroscopy & nanoimaging Optical probes Imaging &Spectrosopy Photonics devices and engineering Photophysics and photochemistry Nanophotonics Infrared & Raman spectroscopy Plasmonics Artificial materials and metamaterials Infrared & Raman spectroscopy Photonic materials Near-fied microscopy / Optical nanoimaging at visible, infrared and terahertz frequencies

The Nanooptics Group performs experimental and theoretical research in Nanooptics and Nanophotonics, covering both fundamental and applied aspects. Essentially, we develop near-field nanoscopy (scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy, s-SNOM) and infrared nanospectroscopy (Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy, nano-FTIR), and apply these novel analystical tools in different areas of science and technology. Both techniques offer a wavelength-independent spatial resolution of about 10 to 20 nm spatial resolution at visible, infrared and terahertz frequencies, thus beating the conventional resolution (diffraction) limit by a factor of up to 1000. - Instrumental Developments - Plasmonics and Phononics - IR Nanospectroscopy - Nanooptics theory

  • Photonics devices and engineering
  • Optical probes
  • Advanced spectroscopy and imaging techniques
  • Image analysis and processing
  • Optical actuators and sensors
  • Chemometrics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Artificial materials and metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Near-fied microscopy / Optical nanoimaging at visible, infrared and terahertz frequencies
  • Photonic materials
  • Artificial materials and metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Light manipulation of matter
  • Infrared & Raman spectroscopy
  • Nanomaterials
  • Artificial materials and metamaterials
  • Imaging & Spectrosopy
  • Advanced spectroscopy and imaging techniques
  • Infrared & Raman spectroscopy
  • Light-matter interaction and spectroscopy
  • Nanospectroscopy & nanoimaging
  • Optical probes
  • Theory for scattering near-field microscopy
  • Image analysis and processing
  • Light-matter interaction and spectroscopy
  • Quantum optics
  • Nanospectroscopy and nanoimaging

The Nanooptics Group operates commercial s-SNOM and nano-FTIR setups from Neaspec. Available light sources include HeNe lasers, CO2 lasers (900 to 1100 cm-1), quantum cascade lasers (1100 cm-1 to 1700 cm-1), a CW THz gas laser and two broadband infrared laser continuums. https://www.nanogune.eu/equipment/near-field-optical-microscope-neasnom nanoGUNE equipmen, general and group equipment: https://www.nanogune.eu/equipment-0

  • Javier Aizpurua, CFM
  • Alexey Nikitin, DIPC
  • Luis Hueso, nanoGUNE
  • Pablo Alonso Gonzales, Univ. Oviedo
  • Frank Koppens, ICFO
  • Energy
  • low power consumption optoelectronic devices
  • Health Biosciences
  • Optical identification of the organic compositions
  • Remanufacturing and advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced materials and processes
  • High-performance processing (classical and quantum)
  • Advanced sensing and imaging techniques
  • Manipulating THz radiation on the nanoscale
  • Increasing precision manufacturing
  • Advanced quality control systems