The Nanophotonics group, which is part of the Debye Institute of Nanomaterials Research, studies the interaction of light and matter on the scale of a wavelength and below. We use light to probe and manipulate ultracold atoms, to image objects through scattering materials, to track and trap nanoparticles in complex flows, and to characterize and modify material surfaces. We aim to deepen our knowledge of these complex interactions to enable applications in the areas of sustainability and life sciences.

Ultracold atoms and photons
New nonlinear photonic systems
Controlling scattered light
Intense light matter interaction
Nanoparticle tracking and trapping