It is the mission of the Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) chair to perform advanced research on propagation and emission of light in complex nanophotonic metamaterials. We investigate new physical concepts and develop state-of-the-art techniques. We study photonic band gap crystals, Anderson localization and diffusion of light, wavefront shaping, quantum light scattering, and related phenomena. Our curiosity driven research is of interest to industrial partners and provides enabling technology for applications in optical signal processing, lighting, medical and biophysical imaging. We train junior scientists with advanced technology and methodology in order to perform in multidisciplinary teams, and to successfully communicate to a broad audience.
COPS is guided by Willem Vos (chair holder, NWO-Vici recipient, Fellow of APS and OSA), Allard Mosk (NWO-Vidi, ERC recipient), Pepijn Pinkse (NWO-Vici recipient), and Ad Lagendijk (NWO-Spinoza recipient, KNAW member, Fellow of APS and EPS). Part time affiliated senior-scientist is Bill Barnes (University of Exeter).