Our lab

TUe PSN - Confocal microscope

Nano-Optics Lab. Credit: Bart van Overbeeke

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

Our main techniques are:

  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, covering the visible, near infrared, and mid-infrared.
  • Hyperspectral imaging (fluorescence, Raman, reflection, transmission).
  • Fluorescence lifetime and photon correlation measurements.
  • Polarization-resolved fluorescence, with linear or circular polarization.
  • Back focal plane imaging with polarization resolution for acquiring angular radiation patterns.
  • Fluorescence excitation spectroscopy with a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator.
  • 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, and other (semi-)analytical methods.