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  • Room Temperature Excitation-Emission Spectra of Single LH2 Complexes Show Remarkably Little Variation 

    Gellings, Esther; Cogdell, Richard J; Hulst, Niek F. van (ACS, 2020-03-06)
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    Excitation spectroscopy gives direct insight in excited state manifold, energy transfer, transient intermediates, vibrations, etc. Unfortunately, excitation spectroscopy of single molecules at ambient conditions has ...
  • Nanoscale Imaging and Control of hexagonal BoronNitride Single Photon Emitters by a Resonant Nano-antenna 

    Palombo Blascetta, Nicola; Liebel, Matz; Lu, Xiaobo; Taniguchi, Takashi; Watanabe, Kenji; Efetov, Dmitri K.; Hulst, Niek F. van (American Chemical Society, 2020-02-13)
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    Defect centers in two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) are drawing attention as single photon emitters with high photo-stability at room temperature. With their ultra-high photon-stability, hBN single photon ...
  • Isolating strong nanoantenna-molecule interactions by ensemble-level single-molecule detection 

    Saemisch, Lisa; Liebel, Matz; Hulst, Niek F. van (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-01-20)
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    Traditionally, the nanoscale interaction between single photon emitters and plasmonic nanostructures is studied by relying on deterministic, near-perfect, nanoscale-control, either top-down or bottom-up. However, these ...
  • Plasmonic Nanoantennas Enable Forbidden Förster Dipole-Dipole Energy Transfer and Enhance the FRET Efficiency 

    Torres, Juan de; Mivelle, Mathieu; Babu Moparthi, Satish; Rigneault, Hervé; Van Hulst, Niek F.; García-Parajó, María F.; Margeat, Emmanuel; Wenger, Jérôme (ACS, 2016-09-13)
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  • Ultrafast meets ultrasmall: controlling nanoantennas and molecules 

    Piatkowski, Lukasz; Accanto, Nicolò; van Hulst, Niek F. (ACS, 2016-04-25)
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    We present a review on the advances of pulse control and ultrafast coherent excitation of both plasmonic nanoantennas and individual molecular systems, primarily based on the achievements in our group. Essential concepts ...
  • Enhancing Magnetic Light Emission with All-Dielectric Optical Nanoantennas 

    Sanz-Paz, Maria; Ernandes, Cyrine; Esparza, Juan Uriel; Burr, Geoffrey W.; van Hulst, Niek F.; Maître, Agnès; Aigouy, Lionel; Gacoin, Thierry; Bonod, Nicolas; Garcia-Parajo, Maria F.; Bidault, Sébastien; Mivelle, Mathieu (ACS, 2018-04-27)
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    Electric and magnetic optical fields carry the same amount of energy. Nevertheless, the efficiency with which matter interacts with electric optical fields is commonly accepted to be at least 4 orders of magnitude higher ...
  • Nanoscale mapping and control of antenna-coupling strength for bright single photon sources 

    Singh, Anshuman; Roque, Pablo M. de; Calbris, Gaëtan; Hugall, James T.; van Hulst, Niek F. (ACS, 2017-03-23)
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    Cavity QED is the art of enhancing light-matter interaction of photon emitters in cavities, with opportunities for sensing, quantum information and energy capture technologies. To boost emitter-cavity interaction, i.e. ...
  • Plasmonic Nanocavity Coupling 

    Hugall, James T.; Singh, Anshuman; Hulst, Niek F. van (ACS, 2018-01-08)
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    The large losses of plasmonic nanocavities, orders of magnitude beyond those of photonic dielectric cavities, places them, perhaps surprisingly, as exceptional enhancers of single emitter light‐matter interactions. The ...
  • In situ electrical and thermal monitoring of printed electronics by two-photon mapping 

    Pastorelli, Francesco; Accanto, Nicolò; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Hulst, Niek F van; Krebs, Frederik C. (Nature, 2017-06-19)
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    Printed electronics is emerging as a new, large scale and cost effective technology that will be disruptive in fields such as energy harvesting, consumer electronics and medical sensors. The performance of printed electronic ...
  • Ultrasensitive Label-Free Nanosensing and High-Speed Tracking of Single Proteins 

    Liebel, Matz; Hugall, James T.; Hulst, Niek F van (ACS, 2016-01-17)
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    : Label-free detection, analysis, and rapid tracking of nanoparticles is crucial for future ultrasensitive sensing applications, ranging from understanding of biological interactions to the study of size-dependent ...
  • Rapid and robust control of single quantum dots 

    Accanto, Nicolò; Roque, Pablo M de; Galvan-Sosa, Marcial; Christodoulou, Sotirios; Moreels, Iwan; Hulst, Niek F van (Nature, 2017-03-10)
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    The combination of single particle detection and ultrafast laser pulses is an instrumental method to track dynamics at the femtosecond time scale in single molecules, quantum dots and plasmonic nanoparticles. Optimal control ...
  • Resonant plasmonic nanoparticles for multicolor second harmonic imaging 

    Accanto, Nicolò; Piatkowski, Lukasz; Hancu, Ion M.; Renger, Jan; Hulst, Niek F. van (AIP, 2016-02-26)
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    Nanoparticles capable of efficiently generating nonlinear optical signals, like second harmonic generation, are attracting a lot of attention as potential background-free and stable nano-probes for biological imaging. ...

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