Functional Photonic Nanostructures

Emmy Noether junior research group – Isabelle Staude

The Emmy Noether junior research group „Functional Photonic Nanostructures“ investigates the fundamental optical properties and potential applications of subwavelength nanoparticles supporting localized optical resonances. Resonant nanoparticles and their assemblies can show complex and often surprising interactions with light, giving rise to phenomena such as „magnetic light“, directional scattering, and strong near-field enhancements.

The research of the junior research group, which is headed by Dr. Isabelle Staude, combines top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication approaches to experimentally realize composite photonic systems able to control the emission, propagation, and absorption of light and all of its properties at the nanoscale.


Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Institute of Applied Physics
Dr. Isabelle Staude
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
07745 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9-47566