Research in Theoretical Optics & Photonics

Photonics is the science and technology of the harnessing of light. It lies at the confluence of various disciplines: optics, material science, electrical engineering, nanotechnology, physics, and chemistry.

Within this context, our research focusses on the theory of light propagation and light-matter interaction in complex optical and photonic systems. This includes the development of advanced computational and analytical approaches and their application to specific systems. Our mission is to:

  • Discover and investigate novel physical effects
  • Develop concepts and designs for advanced photonic materials and functional elements
  • Provide interpretative as well as predictive support for experiments

Analytical Green Tensor for a Metal Surface: On the left in the image is metal and the dipole is placed in vacuum (on the right) and directed perpendicular to the material interface. The component of the field parallel to the dipole is shown.