STUDENT PROJECTS

The Nano Optics group of the Institute of Applied Physics is looking permanently for talented new students who would like to contribute to cutting edge research projects on photonics at the nano scale.
The group covers a broad range of research fields in experiment and theory:

  • interaction of light with microstructured and nanostructured matter
  • optical metamaterials, photonic crystals, plasmonics, near field optics
  • nonlinear light-matter interaction in microstructures and nanostructures, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics, quantum phenomena, high-Q nonlinear optical microresonators, opto-optical processes in integrated optics, all-optical signal processing
  • scanning optical nearfield microscopy, photoemission electron microscopy
  • application of optical nanostructures for efficiency enhancement of photovoltaic elements
  • application of advanced photonic concepts for astronomical instruments

The topics listed in the following document are just a selection of ongoing research projects which could be joined by students during their studies. Further topics could be identified by individual discussions. Most topics can be adjusted for short term research periods during the BSc and MSc studies and can be expanded into Bachelor thesis projects, Master thesis projects and even doctoral projects.

If you are interested in our research and could imagine joining our group, please contact Prof. Thomas Pertsch ().

List of currently available topics for a research projects or a Master thesis in the Nano Optics group:

  • Accelerating single photons
  • Nonlinear beam interaction in waveguide arrays
  • Erbium doped lithium niobate photonic crystals
  • Nonlinear space-time dynamics
  • Nonlinear quantum nano optics
  • Photonic nanomaterials
  • Control of the optical nearfield by plasmonic nanostructures and SNOM Investigation
  • Integrated nulling interferometry for astrophotonics
  • 4-telescope photonic beam-combiner for stellar interferometry
  • Photonic lanterns for stellar interferometry

>>> more details on these specific project proposals