Current research projects are:
- Theoretical studies and experimental investigations of novel SP-based waveguides and waveguide components that would allow one to drastically scale down photonic circuitry and decrease energy consumption in active components.
- Quantum - A project focusing on quantum plasmonics, i.e the interaction of light with metallic nanostructures in situations where classical electrodynamics is interfacing regimes with quantum physics.
- PLAQNAP – The ERC grant deals with two largely unexplored research areas within plasmonics: development of ultra-compact plasmonic configurations exhibiting unique functionalities and the realization of strong coupling between extremely confined plasmonic modes and individual quantum emitters. Particularly, the project focuses on (i) dynamic control of plasmon-waveguide modes using the same metal circuitry for both radiation guiding and its control with electrical signals; (ii) moulding the radiation flow by gradually varying waveguide cross sections in order to realize efficient nanofocusing of radiation, miniature ultra-dispersive wavelength-selective components and table-top models of plasmonic black holes, and (iii) quantum plasmonics with individual quantum emitters being strongly coupled to deep subwavelength surface plasmon modes.
Former research projects:
- ANAP – Active nano-plasmonics, which is devoted to the development of the foundation for ultra-compact nanophotonic components via optical nanotechnology based on SP modes supported by dielectric/metal nanostructures.
- PhoxTroT - large-scale integrated research project focusing on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects (including long-range plasmon waveguides) across the different hierarchy levels in data center and high-performance computing systems: on-board, board-to-board and rack-to-rack.
- Theoretical studies and experimental investigations of low-dimensional optical metamaterials, i.e., optical metasurfaces, based on the concept of detuned electrical dipoles and nanoresonators involving gap SP modes (supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences).
- PlasTPV – theoretical studies and experimental investigations of innovative configurations based on plasmonic metal nanostructures for thermophotovoltaics, i.e., SP-based components that would be capable of broadband absorption and those for narrowband emission of radiation.