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Nanophotonics research at King's

nanophotonics-storyResearchers at King's are studying how light interacts with nanostructures and the future potential of this technology.

The Experimental Biophysics and Nanotechnology research group is studying the optical effects in nanostructured materials and, in particular, metallic (the so-called plasmonic) nanostructures.

Recently, the group has started researching the use of plasmonic nanostructures for solar fuels. Photonics is an enabling technology for virtually all other modern technologies, including electronics, data storage, internet and clean energy.  

This research could impact many areas, including high-speed information processing, high density data storage, high sensitivity bio and chemical sensing.

Listen to our podcast with Dr Francisco Rodriquez Fortuno, where he talks about using this technology to create cleaner energy sources, the potential to develop invisibility cloaking and his experience as a lecturer at King's.

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