Our lab

Confocal microscope

Confocal microscope for the study of nanophotonic light-emitting structures, setup with PhD students Rasmus Godiksen & Kaylee Hakkel, Eindhoven University of Technology

Our lab specializes in nanophotonic structures made of bulk and atomically thin semiconductors.

Our main techniques are:

  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, covering the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared.
    • Polarization-resolved fluorescence and Raman spectroscopies, with linear or circular polarization.
    • Fluorescence lifetime and photon correlation measurements.
    • Hyperspectral imaging (fluorescence, Raman, reflection, transmission).
  • Back focal plane imaging with polarization resolution for acquiring angular radiation patterns.
  • Low-temperature optical measurements with an optical microscopy cryostat.
  • Modelling of the optical response of nanophotonic structures with:
    • 3D Maxwell’s equation solvers.
    • Mie theory.
    • Multipolar expansions.
    • Other (semi-)analytical methods.