Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.


Dr. ir. Erik van Dijk - Former Member

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Articles by Erik van Dijk

Sensitivity of Interferometric Cross-Polarization Microscopy for Nanoparticle Detection in the Near-Infrared

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Benjamin T. Miles, Elizabeth C. Robinson, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Ian D. Lindsay, Niek F. van Hulst, and Henkjan Gersen
ACS Photonics
online nov. 3, 2015

Nanometer-scale organization of the alpha subunits of the receptors for IL2 and IL15 in human T lymphoma cells

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Bärbel I. de Bakker, Andrea Bodnár, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, György Vámosi, Sándor Damjanovich, Thomas A. Waldmann, Niek F. van Hulst, Attila Jenei, and María F. Garcia-Parajo
Journal of Cell Science
vol 121 issue 5 p627-633 feb 20 2008

Ultrafast single-molecule photonics: Excited state dynamics in coherently coupled complexes

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Jordi Hernando, Jacob Hoogenboom, Erik van Dijk, Maria Garcia-Parajo, Niek F. van Hulst
Journal of Luminescence
vol 128 issue 5-6 p1050–1052 jan 2 2008

Nanoscale Organization of the Pathogen Receptor DC-SIGN Mapped by Single-Molecule High-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy

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Bärbel I. de Bakker, Frank de Lange, Alessandra Cambi, Jeroen P. Korterik, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Niek F. van Hulst, Carl G. Figdor, and Maria F. Garcia-Parajo
vol 8 issue 10 p1473-1480 July 16, 2007

Power-Law Blinking in the Fluorescence of Single Organic Molecules

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Jacob P. Hoogenboom, Jordi Hernando, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Niek F. van Hulst, and Maria F. García-Parajó
vol 8 issue 6, p823 - 833 march 23 2007

DNA-Based Molecular Wires: Multiple Emission Pathways of Individual Constructs

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Gabriel Sánchez-Mosteiro, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Jordi Hernando, Mike Heilemann, Philip Tinnefeld, Markus Sauer, Felix Koberlin, Matthias Patting, Michael Wahl, Rainer Erdmann, Niek F. van Hulst, and Mariá F. García-Parajó
J. Phys. Chem. B
vol. 101 10.1021 p26349-26353 dec 05 2006

Effect of Disorder on Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics Probed by Single Molecule Spectroscopy

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Jordi Hernando, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Jacob P. Hoogenboom, Juan-José García-López, David N. Reinhoudt, Mercedes Crego-Calama, María F. García-Parajó, and Niek F. van Hulst
Physical Review Letters
vol. 97 issue 21 p216403 nov 20 2006

Synthesis and Characterization of Long Perylenediimide Polymer Fibers: From Bulk to the Single-Molecule Level

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Pieter A.J. De Witte, Jordi Hernando, Edda E. Neuteboom, Erik M.H.P. van Dijk, Stefan C.J. Meskers, Rene A.J. Janssen, Niek F. van Hulst, Roeland J.M. Nolte, María F. García-Parajó and Alan E. Rowan
J. Phys. Chem. B
Vol 110 No 15 p7803 - p7812 march 25, 2006

Power-Law-Distributed Dark States are the Main Pathway for Photobleaching of Single Organic Molecules

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Jacob P. Hoogenboom, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Jordi Hernando, Niek F. van Hulst, and María F. García-Parajó
Physical Review Letters
vol. 95 097401 aug 26 2005

Single-molecule pump-probe experiments reveal variations in ultrafast energy redistribution

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E.M.H.P. van Dijk, J. Hernando, M.F. García-Parajó, and N.F. van Hulst
the journal of Chemical Physics
vol. 123 issue 6 p064703 may 2 2005

Energy Transfer in Single-Molecule Photonic Wires

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María F. García-Parajó, Dr., Jordi Hernando, Dr., Gabriel Sanchez Mosteiro, Jacob P. Hoogenboom, Dr., Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Dr., Niek. F. van Hulst, Prof.
Volume 6, Issue 5, P819 - 827 apr 22 2005

Single-molecule pump-probe detection resolves ultrafast pathways in individual and coupled quantum systems

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Erik M.H.P. van Dijk, Jordi Hernando, Juan-José García-López, Mercedes Crego-Calama, David N. Reinhoudt, Laurens Kuipers, María F. García-Parajó Niek F. van Hulst
Physical Review Letters
vol 94 p078302-1 - p078302-4 25 feb 2005

Phase mapping of ultrashort pulses in bimodal photonic structures: A window on local group velocity dispersion

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H. Gersen, E.M.H.P. van Dijk, J.P. Korterik, N.F. van Hulst, and L. Kuipers
Physical Review E
vol 70 issue 6 p066609 1-12 dec 8 2004

Single Molecule Photobleaching Probes the Exciton Wave Function in a Multichromophoric System

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J. Hernando, J.P. Hoogenboom, E.M.H.P. van Dijk, J.J. García-Lopez, M. Crego-Calama, D.N. Reinhoudt, N.F. van Hulst, and M.F. García-Parajó
Physical Review Letters
vol 93 no 23 p 236404 1-4 dec 3, 2004

Photon Antibunching Proves Emission from a Single Subunit in the Autofluorescent Protein DsRed

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Gabriel Sánchez-Mosteiro, Majolein Koopman, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Jordi Hernando, Niek F. van Hulst, and María F. García-Parajó
vol 5 issue 11 p1782 - p1785 nov 5 2004

Investigation of Perylene Photonic Wires by Combined Single-Molecule Fluorescence and Atomic Force Microscopy

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Jordi Hernando, Pieter A. J. de Witte, Erik M. H.P van Dijk, Jeroen Korterik, Roeland J. M. Nolte, Alan E. Rowan, Maria F. García-Parajó, and Niek F. van Hulst
Angewandte Chemie
vol 43 issue 31 p4045 - p4049, aug 6 2004

Segment Dynamics in Thin Polystyrene Films Probed by Single-Molecule Optics

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Nikodem Tomczak, Renaud A. L. Vallée, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Laurens Kuipers, Niek F. van Hulst, and G. Julius Vancso
vol 126 issue 15 p4748-4749 march 25 2004

Probing polymers with single fluorescent molecules

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Nikodem Tomczak, Renaud A.L. Vallée, Erik M.H.P. van Dijk, Maria García-Parajó, Laurens Kuipers, Niek F. van Hulst, G. Julius Vancso
European Polymer Journal
vol 40 p1001-1011 20 jan 2004

Microdomains of the C-type lectin DC-SIGN are portals for virus entry into dendritic cells

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Alessandra Cambi, Frank de Lange, Noortje M. van Maarseveen, Monique Nijhuis, Ben Joosten, Erik M.H.P. van Dijk, Bärbel I. de Bakker, Jack A.M. Fransen, Petra H.M. Bovee-Geurts, Frank N. van Leeuwen, Niek F. Van Hulst and Carl G. Figdor
The Journal of Cell Biology
Volume 164, Number 1, 145-155, 5 January 2004

Excitonic behavior of rhodamine dimers: A single-molecule study

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Hernando J, van der Schaaf M, van Dijk EMHP, Sauer M, Garcia-Parajo MF, van Hulst NF
vol 107 issue 1: p43-p52 JAN 9 2003

Single molecule studies of the red autofluorescent protein DsRed

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Garcia-Parajo MF, Koopman M, van Dijk EMHP, Subramaniam V, van Hulst NF
vol 82 issue 1: p234 part 2 JAN 2002

The nature of fluorescence emission in the red fluorescent protein DsRed, revealed by single-molecule detection

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Garcia-Parajo MF, Koopman M, van Dijk EMHP, Subramaniam V, van Hulst NF
vol 98 issue 25: p14392-p14397 DEC 4 2001

On the role of electromagnetic boundary conditions in single molecule fluorescence lifetime studies of dyes embedded in thin films

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Vallee R, Tomczak N, Gersen H, van Dijk EMHP, Garcia-Parajo MF, Vancso GJ, van Hulst NF
vol 348 issue 3-4: p161-p167 NOV 9 2001

Books by Erik van Dijk

Ultrafast spectroscopy of single molecules

Erik van Dijk, Mark te Paske, Jordi Hernando, Jacob Hoogenboom, Maria Garcia-Parajo, Niek van Hulst

Springer Series in Chemical Physics:
Ultrafast Phenomena XV:
Proc. of the 15th International Conference, Pacific Grove/CA, USA, July 30 - August 4, 2006

vol.88, p.231-233, 2007
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