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Lukas Novotny

Professor Of Optics (and Physics), Experimental And Theoretical Optics
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Institute Of Optics

Areas of expertise: Optics on the Nanometer Scale

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski

Related Links:
Nano-Optics Group

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Lukas Novotny studies experimental and theoretical optics. He is interested in the application of optical science and technology to the study of nanoscale phenomena ranging from solid-state physics to biology. He explores ways to surpass the diffraction limit of classical optics and studying the physics of nanometric systems, such as quantum dots or biological proteins. By extending concepts developed in antenna theory to the optical regime, his group demonstrated chemically-specific optical imaging with spatial resolutions down to 10 nm.