Nanophotonics is the branch of science that deals with the transmission, manipulation and detection of light on the sub-micrometer scale. It merges methods from photonics and nanotechnology to scale down photonics setups from the several square meters of optical tables to integrated photonic circuits the size of a fingernail. This miniaturization offers huge advantages in terms of manufacturing costs, stability, durability, power consumption, size and weight.

The Nanophotonic Group at AMO employs advanced nanopatterning technologies to develop active and passive integrated nanophotonics devices, targeting in particular applications of photonics in information technologies, medical and life sciences, sensor technology, and quantum technologies.


Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Suckow

Group Leader - Nanophotonics

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