Nanoelectronics and Photonics

Department of Electronic Systems

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

Lab work (image) -Photo: Geir Mogen

Focus is on developing novel materials and techniques with improved functionality and reduced energy consumption.

The research group develops nanoscale materials with tuneable properties, photonic sensors, and optical characterization techniques for biomedical and information technology applications.

The group performs research on oxide electronics, semiconductor nanowires, periodic structures, photonic (bio)sensors, biomedical optics, and terahertz spectroscopy.



Projects - Nanoelectronics and Photonics


Expertise - Nanoelectronics and Photonics


Biomedical optics

  • Tissue optics


  • Oxide thin film growth and characterization
  • Magnetic and ferroelectric oxide nanostructures
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Semiconductor nanowires
  • Density functional theory (DFT) modelling
  • Micromagnetic simulations

Materials characterization techniques

  • Scanning Probe Microscopies (STM, AFM, etc.)
  • Auger Electron Spectromicroscopy
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Polarized X-ray Magnetic Spectromicroscopy (synchrotron-based)           

Optical characterization techniques

  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Interferometry
  • Spectroscopy (Terahertz, ultrafast)


  • Fiber optic communication and sensors
  • Nanophotonics
  • Periodic structures (metamaterials, photonic crystals)
  • Silicon photonics

Thin film growth techniques

  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Sputter Deposition (rf/dc)

Industry - Nanoelectronics and Photonics

TerraHertz-lab (image) -Photo: Geir Mogen