Top view of a light wave guided by an ultrathin film

Surface waves

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Surface waves are a special type of waves which are confined at the very boundary between two different media. They feature genuine physical phenomena as well as prospects for far-reaching applications. In particular, by their very nature, surface waves are unique tools to explore the properties of material interfaces. This includes not only intrinsic properties but also extrinsic effects, thus making surface waves ideal tools for sensing physical, chemical, and biological agents. In this project we investigate the properties and applications of new types of surface waves.