Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPD)

The efficiency of infrared single-photon detectors was improved by integrating various plasmonic structures, e.g. quarter-wavelength dielectric and metal reflector covered cavities, nano-cavity-array as well as nano-cavity-deflector-array into the conventional meandered pattern of absorbing NbN stripes and by optimizing their geometry and illumination directions [3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 39, 41, 44].

Interferometric Illumination of Colloid-Sphere Monolayers (IICSM)

A novel integrated lithography method was developed, which makes possible to tune four/five structure parameters in 2D/3D independently. The method is based on the illumination of dielectric and metal colloid sphere monolayers by beams possessing lateral intensity modulation, and enables to fabricate complex plasmonic structures with potential to realize spectral engineering [4, 8, 17, 42, 55].

Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) aggregates

The pH dependent spectra of biofunctionalized nanoparticle-aggregates were explained by collective plasmon coupling phenomena occurring on linear and wavy ensembles under specific illumination conditions [5, 10, 45].

Rotated Grating Coupled Surface Plasmon Resonance (RGC SPR)

It was proven that the rotation of wavelength-scaled periodic gratings results in plasmon coupling phenomenon at the optimal azimuthal orientation [18, 20, 24, 26, 31, 46]. A novel biosensing method based on combined rotated grating coupled surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy was developed [6, 15, 19, 21, 22, 47, 56].

AFM projects

The shape and size distribution of amyloid aggregates and of biomolecules monitored in standard diagnostic procedures were determined by AFM [13, 14, 16, 30, 43]. The existence of sub-micrometer adhesion modulation promoting periodic biomolecule attachment on polymer patterns fabricated by two-beam interference was shown [23, 25, 27, 29].

Spectroscopy in thin layers

A novel method was developed to determine the absorption of highly absorbing liquids [34].

Laser material treatment

Development of laser induced surface structures was explained by scattered beam interference phenomenon [28, 32, 33, 35, 48, 51, 52, 54].
Thermal processes induced by laser illumination of polymer surfaces capable of resulting in conductivity modification were modeled [36, 37, 50, 53].
The influence of environmental pressure on the ablation dynamics was proven [38, 49].