On November 13, Annemarie Berkhout received her PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam for her thesis “Planar hybrid plasmonic-photonic resonators: an interferometric investigation.”
When one plus one is more than two
As part of the VICI team studying hybrid resonators in which plasmon antennas provide high field confinement yet micro cavities provide high optical quality factor, Annemarie studied etalons in which plasmonic metasurfaces couple to planar Fabry-Perot resonators. She realised new ultrafast linear and nonlinear interrogation methods of such systems, commissioning our groups first femtosecond laser system. While meta surface etalons were proposed in other group, a clever combination of experiment and theory in Annemaries thesis sheds completely new light on singular optical response, perfect absorption, and strong coupling between plasmon polaritons and cavity resonances.