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), Pepijn Pinkse, and Ad Lagendijk. Part time affiliated is Bill Barnes from Exeter. Between them, our seniors hold 1 Royal Academy membership, 1 NWO-Spinoza prize, 2 NWO-Vici grants, 2 APS Fellows, 2 OSA Fellows, 1 EPS Fellow, 1 French Academy Descartes-Huygens prize, 1 Snellius medal.