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)

 

Dissertations


Mustafa Akin Sefünç

New architectures for integrated optics: low-loss tight bends and on-chip high-index-contrast potassium double Tungstate waveguides
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek Co-promot. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonia García Blanco
15 Jun 2016
University of Twente, 124 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-4139-8 Doi 10.3990/1.9789036541398

Qing Pan

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Early-time Photodynamics of Ruthenium-based Photocatalysts for Light-induced Hydrogen Generation
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek Co-promot. Dr. Ir. J.M. Huijser
04 May 2016
University of Twente, 157 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-4165-7 Doi 10.3990/1.9789036541657

Dikken, D.J.W.

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Antennas for light and plasmons
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek
30 Sep 2015
University of Twente, 170 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-3953-1 Doi 10.3990/1.9789036539531

Chen, T.L. (Dan / Ting Lee)

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Shedding light on fractals: Exploration of the Sierpinski carpet optical antenna
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek
21 May 2015
University of Twente, 122 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-3894-7

Fussell, A.L. (Andrew)

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Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy for pharmaceutics - a shift in the right direction
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek Co-promot. Dr. ir. H.L. Offerhaus Co-promot. Dr. C.J. Strachan
04 Jul 2014
University of Twente, 124 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-3671-4

Garbacik, E.T. (Erik)

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Contrast in Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek Co-promot. Dr. ir. H.L. Offerhaus
23 May 2014
University of Twente, 125 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-3674-5

Huisman, S.R. (Simon)

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Light Control with Ordered and Disordered Nanophotonic Media
Promot. prof. dr. J.L. Herek Promot. prof. dr. W.L. Vos Co-promot. dr. P.W.H. Pinkse
11 Sep 2013
University of Twente, 119 pp. isbn. 978-94-6191-829-1

Rhijn, A.C.W. van (Alexander)

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Tailoring Pulses for Coherent Raman Microscopy
Promot. Prof. Dr. J.L. Herek Co-promot. Dr. ir. H.L. Offerhaus
20 Jul 2012
University of Twente, 148 pp. isbn. 978-90-365-3390-4

Bakker, G.J. (Gert-Jan)

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FLA-1 dynamics on the membrane of leukocytes
Prof. dr. M.F. García Parajó Prof. dr. N.F. van Hulst Prof. dr. A. Cambi (copromot)
08 Jul 2011
University of Twente, 148 pp. ISBN: 978-90-365-3209-9 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036532099

Jose, J. (Jincy)

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Near-Field Investigations of Surface Plasmon Polaritons
Prof.dr. J.L. Herek Dr. ir. H.L. Offerhaus (copromotor)
09 Dec 2010
University of Twente, ISBN: 978-90-365-3091-0 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036530910

Jurna, M. (Martin)

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Vibrational Phase Contrast CARS Microscopy
promot. Prof. dr. J.L. Herek copromot. Dr. ir. H.L. Offerhaus copromot. Dr. C. Otto
02 Jul 2010
University of Twente, 156 pp. ISBN 978-90-365-3055-2 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036530552

Tagit, O. (Oya)

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Stimuli Respoonsive Polymer / Quantum Dot Hybrid Platforms Modified at the Nanoscale
Prof. dr. G.J. Vancso Prof. dr. J.L. Herek dr. N. Tomczak (copromotor)
19 Mar 2010
University of Twente, 152pp. ISBN 978-90-365-2982-2 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036529822

Moerland, R.J. (Robert)

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Controlling Light Emission with Plasmonic Nanostructures
promot.: prof. dr. L. (Kobus) Kuipers
06 Nov 2008
University of Twente, 128 pp. ISBN: 978-90-365-2740-8 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036527408

Postma, S. (Sytse)

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Spectral Phase Shaping for Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Imaging
promot.: prof. dr. J. L. Herek copromot.: dr. ir. H. L. Offerhaus
11 Sep 2008
University of Twente, 144 pp. ISBN: 978-90-365-2695-1 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036526951

Savolainen, J. (Janne)

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Coheren Control of Biomolecules
promot.: prof. dr. J. L. Herek
16 May 2008
University of Twente, 144 pp. ISBN: 978-90-365-2671-5 DOI: 10.3990/1.9789036526715

Koopman, M. (Marjolein)

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Nanoscale cell membrane organization : a near-field optical view
promot: prof. dr. N.F. van Hulst promot: prof. dr. C.G. Figdor promot: prof. dr. M.F. García-Parajó
21 Apr 2006
University of Twente, 142 pp. ISBN 90-365-2325-7

Dijk, E.M.H.P. van (Erik)

Single nanoparticles: ultrafast and ultrasensitive detection
Prof. dr. N.F. van Hulst dr. M.F. García Parajó
11 Feb 2005
University of Twente, 143pp. ISBN: 90-365-2136-X

Gersen, H. (Henkjan)

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Time resolved motion of pulses in photonic crystal waveguides - a real space investigation
Promot.: Prof.dr. L. Kuipers, Copromot: Prof.dr. N.F. van Hulst
25 Jun 2004
University of Twente, 98 pp. isbn. 90-365-2047-9

Bakker, B.I. de (Bärbel)

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Single molecule detection on the cell membrane with Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy
Promot.: Prof.dr. N.F. van Hulst, Copromot: dr. M.F. García Parajó
19 Mar 2004
University of Twente, 135 pp. isbn. 90-365-2019-3

Flück, E. (Eliane)

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Local interaction of light with periodic photonic structures
Promot.: Prof.dr. N.F. van Hulst, Prof.dr. L. Kuipers
20 Jun 2003
University of Twente, 132 pp. isbn. 90-365-1929-2

Rensen, W.H.J. (Wouter)

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Tuning fork tunes: exploring new scanning probe techniques
Promot.: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst
17 May 2002
University of Twente, 117 pp. isbn. 90-365-1753-2

Balistreri, M.L.M. (Marcello)

Coherent imaging of guided optical fields
Promot.: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst, Co-promot.: Prof dr. L. Kuipers
13 Oct 2000
University of Twente, 135 pp. isbn. 90-365-14924

Veerman, J.A. (Joost Anne)

Single Molecule Detection with a Near-field Optical Microscope
Promot.: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst
02 Sep 1999
University of Twente, 150 pp. isbn. 90-36513510

Ruiter, A.G.T. (Ton)

Near-field Optical Microscopy
Promot.: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst
19 Jun 1997
University of Twente, 93 pp. isbn. 90-3650976-9

Noordman, O.F.J. (Oscar)

Second Harmonic Generation using Organic Materials
Promot.: Prof.dr. B. Bölger, Co-promot.: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst
20 Sep 1996
University of Twente, 138 pp. isbn. 90-9009786-4

Moers, M.H.P. (Marco)

Near-Field Optical Microscopy
Promot.: Prof.dr. B. Bölger, Co-promot: Prof.dr. N. F. van Hulst
01 Sep 1995
University of Twente, 111 pp. isbn. 90-9008593-9

Putman, C.A.J. (Constant)

Development of an Atomic Force Microscope for Biological Applications
Prof. dr. J. Greve Dr. B.G. de Groot (copromotor) Dr. N.F. van Hulst (copromotor)
15 Apr 1994
University of Twente, 174pp. ISBN: 90-9--7-72-9
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