Controlling Light-matter Interactions on the Nanometer Scale

Lukas Novotny

ETH Zurich

Novotny did his PhD at ETH Zürich and from 1996-99 he worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on new schemes of single molecule detection and nonlinear spectroscopy. He then joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics in Rochester where he started one of the first research programs with focus on nano-optics. Since 2012 he is a Professor at ETH Zürich. Novotny is the author of the textbook 'Principles of Nano-Optics', which is currently in its second edition.  He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 


The past 20 years have brought exceptional control over light-matter interactions on the nanoscale. Today, localized optical fields are being probed with nanoscale materials, and, vice versa, nanoscale materials are being... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lukas Novotny (ETH Zurich)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Nano-Optomechanics , Quantum nano-optics


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