Viewing entries posted in November 2011

Stirring of light!

24 November 2011

Optimal light absorption with 'stirred' light

Light must be converted into usable energy if it is to be used, for example, in televisions or solar cells. This can be a different colour of light or, in the case of solar cells, electrical energy. Yet how do you do this as efficiently as possible? In a FOM Programme researchers will 'stir' light waves through nanophotonic media to optimise the absorption and processing of light waves. The team is made up of theoretical, experimental and applied researchers from five Dutch universities and the FOM Institute AMOLF.

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