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