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)


Ultrafast lab setup

  • Jennifer Herek - Chair
  • Robert Moerland - Former member
  • Di Yang - Former member

  • Articles

    The following articles have been published regarding this project:

    Investigation of adaptive laser pulse shaping by direct estimation of group delay profile

    (abstract) (full pdf)
    Di Yang, Daan P. Spr√ľnken, Alexander C.W. van Rhijn, Janne Savolainen, Ting Lee Chen, Herman L. Offerhaus, Jennifer L. Herek and Aliakbar Jafarpour
    Optics Communications
    Vol. 284 Issue 15 p2748-2758 march 14, 2011
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