Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik

Research areas

Picture of the Rockstuhl group in November 2019

In the theoretical photonics group we explore the possibility to control the properties of light by means of micro- and nanostructured materials. We apply this opportunity to enable applications previously inaccessible or to significantly enhance already existing applications. In our work we rely on a large variety of different numerical and theoretical tools and on the close interaction to a large variety of experimental and theoretical groups that work in the same scientific area. In our group we focus on the following subjects:

Plasmonics

Optical nanoantennas

Metamaterials

Photon management in solar cells

Nonlinear optics

Quantum optics