Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
We participate in the EU-COST actions MP1102: Coherent Raman microscopy (MicroCor) and CM1202: Supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting (PERSPECT-H2O)


Phase aspects of (broadband) stimulated Raman scattering

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Herman L. Offerhaus, Erik T. Garbacik, Alexander C.W. van Rhijn, Andrew L. Fussell, and Jennifer L. Herek
Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Vol 31, Issue 1, p1–6 march 12, 2012

The phase of the molecular response can be exploited to improve selectivity without sacrifi cing speed in both narrowband and broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy, both of which will be considered in this review of the work that was performed in our group.
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