Research Focus

The Research Training Group intends to contribute in the following areas

  • Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials
  • Physics and Technology of Optoelectronic semiconductors
  • Microscopic Quantum Theory and Electrodynamics Simulations
  • Integrated Optics
  • Sensors
  • Polymers and Colloids
  • Liquid Crystals

In particular, the research program contains thirteen projects that are focused on two areas:

Part A: Periodic Structures

Addressable Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials:

  • Photonic crystals made of SiC (A1)
  • Binary colloidal crystals formed by selective H-bonding (A2)
  • 2D and 3D switchable holograms (A3)
  • Photonic crystal fibers with liquid crystals (A4)
  • Ferromagnetic metamaterial (A5)

Novel Structures with Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate:

  • Epitaxy of GaN on PPLN (A6)
  • Generation of entangled photons in PPLN (A7)

Theory of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Micro- and Nanostructures:

  • Field simulation and light-mater-interaction (AT)

Part B: Microresonators

Emitting Semiconductor Devices:

  • Single photon sources (B1)
  • Resonant cavity enhanced OLEDs (B4)

Coupled Microresonators:

  • Spectroscopy of microresonators with quantum dot emitters (B2)

Er-doped SiON Mikroresonators:

  • Fabrication of waveguide-coupled ringresonators (B3)
  • Er-doped ringresonators for laser structures (B3)

Calculation of nonlinear optical properties:

  • Development and application of efficient hybrid methods that combine density functional theory and density matrix approaches (BT)

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