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Photonics & Nanotechnology

PhD Studentships

The Department of Physics provides PhD studentship funding for exceptional candidates in all research areas relevant to the Photonics and Nanotechnology Group. These include

    • Functional nanoparticles and nanostructures
    • Cell and single molecule biophysics
    • Bio-nanophotonics
    • Nano- and bio-imaging
    • Nanophotonics and plasmonics

 

Spin-orbit interaction of light in nanophotonics

Applications of nanophotonics, the science that studies the behaviour of light in nanostructures, are ubiquitous in diverse areas such as information and communication technologies, healthcare, and sensing. Some challenges exist, such as achieving, at an ultrafast rate, the switching of light into different routes, or the synthesis and analysis of light polarizations. Spin-orbit interactions of light is a newly emerging field that can provide fundamental solutions to these challenges. It exploits the interactions that exist between polarization of light (spin angular momentum) and wave-vector or propagation direction of light (orbital angular momentum). These spin-orbit interactions can be dramatically enhanced in engineered optical nanostructures. For more information contact: Francisco Rodriguez Fortuno francisco.rodriguez_fortuno@kcl.ac.uk

 

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