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  • Physicists catch light in the eye of the storm

    Stillness rules the eye of a hurricane; without a hurricane no eye, and without an eye no hurricane. In a similar manner, physicists of research institute AMOLF, the University of …

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  • Amsterdamse natuurkundigen vangen licht in het oog van de storm

    In het midden van een orkaan is het rustig; zonder orkaan geen oog, zonder oog geen orkaan. Maar niet alleen orkanen hebben een oog blijkt nu. Natuurkundigen van onderzoeksinstituut AMOLF …

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  • Femius Koenderink wins 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship

    Femius Koenderink (head of the AMOLF Center for Nanophotonics) is the winner of the 2018 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. This lectureship honors the contributions to the photonics research …

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  • Perspective by Femius Koenderink most read in ACS Photonics in 2017

    On January 2nd,  ACS Photonics announced  on Twitter that “Single-photon nanoantennas” is their most read publication in 2017. AMOLF group leader Femius Koenderink is the author of this review article.

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  • Vogel spirals for lighting

    Periodic arrays of plasmonic nanoantennas can enhance the directionality of light emission of nearby fluorophores. Unfortunately, their narrow spectral bandwidth and the anisotropy of their optical resonances limit the use …

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  • Perspective in ACS Photonics on Single Photon Nano-antennas

    The Perspective paper “single photon nano-antennas” in ACS Photonics reviews the use of plasmon antennas for single-photon applications. The idea to use plasmon antennas for single-photon sources was first conceived …

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  • IOP-NJP outstanding Referee

    IOP, the publisher of New Journal of Physics decided to confer an Outstanding Referee Award for 2016 on Femius Koenderink. Many thanks to IOP for recognising their Referees, and for …

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  • Science class in Ermelo

    On february 15th, my colleague Bruno Ehrler and I explained the physics, technology and economoy of solar power, LED lights and optical communications to an audience of 45 primary school …

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  • Boundless Minds: Annemarie Berkhout

    AMOLF is at the Amsterdam Science Park, an inspiring hub with the University of Amsterdam exact sciences, the Amsterdam University College, NWO research institutes like AMOLF, Nikhef, and CWI, and …

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  • Hybrid structures on the cover of ACS Photonics

    Optical cavities or metallic antennas are frequently used to enhance interactions between light and a single quantum emitter. We argue that hybrid systems combining an antenna and a cavity can …

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