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PhD theses

  1. Electron-matter interaction probed with time-resolved cathodluminescence
    M. Solà Garcia, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, July 9, 2021. Advisor: A. Polman, Co-advisor: S. Meuret
  2. Dielectric metasurfaces for light management in photovoltaics
    V. Neder, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, March 25, 2021. Advisors: A. Polman and A. Alù
  3. Probing light emission at the nanoscale with cathodoluminescence
    B.J.M. Brenny, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, June 16, 2016. Advisor: A. Polman
  4. Coaxial plasmonic metamaterials for visible light
    M.A. van de Haar, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, January 26, 2016. Advisor: A. Polman
  5. Resonant nanophotonic structures for photovoltaics (cum laude)
    J. van de Groep, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 15, 2015. Advisor: A. Polman
  6. Light propagation in multilayer metamaterials
    R. Maas, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, September 25, 2015. Advisor: A. Polman
  7. Light-trapping in thin-film solar cells using dielectric and metallic nanostructures
    M.C. van Lare, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, October 7, 2014. Advisor: A. Polman, co-advisor: R.E.I. Schropp
  8. Plasmonic nanomechanical transduction
    R. Thijssen, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, September 4, 2014. Advisor: A. Polman, co-advisors: T.J. Kippenberg, E. Verhagen
  9. Angle-resolved cathodoluminescence nanoscopy
    T. Coenen, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, May 15, 2014. Advisor: A. Polman
  10. Light trapping in solar cells using resonant nanostructures
    P. Spinelli, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 17, 2013. Advisor: A. Polman
  11. Electron beam imaging and spectroscopy of plasmonic nanoantenna resonances
    E.J.R. Vesseur, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, July 6, 2011. Advisor: A. Polman
  12. Substrate conformal imprint lithography for nanophotonics
    M.A. Verschuuren, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, March 25, 2010. Advisor: A. Polman, co-advisor: H.A. van Sprang
  13. Subwavelength light confinement with surface plasmon polaritons (cum laude)
    E. Verhagen, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, December 16, 2009. Advisors: A. Polman and L. Kuipers
  14. Controlling light with resonant plasmonic nanostructures
    R. de Waele, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, June 18, 2009. Advisor: A. Polman
  15. Cathodoluminescence plasmon microscopy
    M. Kuttge, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, March 25, 2009. Advisors: A. Polman and F.J. Garcia de Abajo
  16. Electrical excitation of surface plasmon polaritons
    R.V.A. van Loon, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, February 25, 2009. Advisor: A. Polman
  17. Controlling plasmon-enhanced luminescence
    H. Mertens, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, April 25, 2007. Advisor: A. Polman
  18. Tunable plasmon resonances in anisotropic metal nanostructures
    J.J. Penninkhof, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, September 25, 2006. Advisors: A. Polman and A. van Blaaderen
  19. Controlled spontaneous emission in erbium-doped microphotonic materials
    J. Kalkman, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, April 9, 2005. Advisor: A. Polman
  20. Ion irradiation-induced anisotropic plastic deformation
    T. van Dillen, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, April 26, 2004. Advisor: A. Polman
  21. Silicon photonic crystals and spontaneous emission
    M.J.A. de Dood, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, April 11, 2002. Advisor: A. Polman
  22. Optical properties of ion beam modified waveguide materials doped with erbium and silver
    C. Strohhofer, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, December 10, 2001. Advisor: A. Polman
  23. Rare earth doped polymer waveguides and LEDs
    L.H. Slooff, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, November 17, 2000. Advisor: A. Polman
  24. Energy transfer in erbium-doped optical waveguides based on silicon
    P.G. Kik, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, September 18, 2000. Advisor: A. Polman
  25. Optical properties of ion beam synthesized Si nanocrystals in SiO2
    M.L. Brongersma, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, June 15, 1998. Advisor: A. Polman
  26. Erbium-doped photonic materials based on silicon (cum laude)
    G.N. van den Hoven, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, January 10, 1996. Advisor: A. Polman
  27. Optical doping of silica by erbium ion implantation
    E. Snoeks, Ph.D. Thesis Utrecht, University, April 26, 1995. Advisor: A. Polman
  28. Beam-induced phase transformations in silicon
    A. Polman, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, June 12, 1989. Advisor: F.W. Saris

Master’s theses

  1. Enhancing passive radiative cooling for solar cells with photonic microstructures, Evelijn Akerboom, University of Amsterdam (July 2021)
  2. Energy transfer processes in ytterbium doped metal halide perovskites probed with cathodoluminescence, master’s thesis, Heleen Groeneveld, University of Amsterdam (October 2021)
  3. Towards using cathodoluminescence for 3D tomographyaphne, master’s thesis, Daphne Dekker (Utrecht University (August 2021)
  4. Electron-induced carrier dynamics in semiconductors
    M. Vreugdenhil, Utrecht University (December 2020)
  5. Directing quantum dot emission in luminescent solar concentrators
    K. Orbons, University Amsterdam (August 2019)
  6. Resonant metagratings for spectral and angular control of light in photovoltaics
    F. Uleman, University Amsterdam (July 2019)
  7. All-optical computing metasurfaces
    A. Cordaro, Scuola Superiore di Catania (April 2019)
  8. Determining the resolution of coherent CL and characterization of optical materials
    J. Schefold, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (June 2018)
  9. Spectrum-splitting concepts for parallel-stacked tandem solar cells
    T.P.N. Veeken, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (July 2017)
  10. Broadband light trapping patterns for ultrathin CIGSe and CZTS solar cells
    M.M. Solà Garcia, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (May 2017)
  11. Polarization and angular resolved cathodoluminescence image spectroscopy of resonant optical nanostructures
    P. Heringlake, University of Amsterdam (July 2016)
  12. Grain size effects in transparent metal nanowire networks
    T. Ortmann, University of Amsterdam (July 2016)
  13. Plasmoelectric measurements on metal nanohole arrays
    P. Tockhorn, University of Amsterdam (July 2016)
  14. Wide-angle, broadband graded metasurface for back reflection
    V. Neder, University of Amsterdam (July 2016)
  15. Trivalent europium ions as a probe for the electric and magnetic local density of states in Si nanoresonators
    J. Attevelt, University of Amsterdam (November 2014)
  16. Limiting and realistic efficiencies of multi-junction solar cells
    H. Doeleman, University of Amsterdam (August 2012)
  17. Electrically induced modulation of surface plasmon polaritons
    B. Zegers, Utrecht University (July 2012)
  18. Light trapping in thin silicon waveguides by plasmon-mediated mode coupling
    J. van de Groep, Utrecht University (August 2011)
  19. Optical measurements on plasmonic metamaterials
    R. Maas, Utrecht University (June 2011)
  20. Angle-resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of plasmonic nanoantennas
    T. Coenen, Utrecht University (June 2010)
  21. Plasmon-enhanced solar cells – metal nanoparticle arrays as antireflection coatings
    M. Hebbink, Utrecht University (April 2010)
  22. Enhanced spontaneous emission rate in annular plasmonic nanocavities
    E.J.A. Kroekenstoel, Utrecht University (September 2009)
  23. Cathodoluminescence of plasmonic nanowire modes
    E.J.R. Vesseur, Utrecht University (February 2007)
  24. Probing surface plasmons with optical emitters
    E. Verhagen, Utrecht University (September 2005)
  25. Cathodoluminescence spectrosopy of plasmonic nanostructures
    J.T. van Wijngaarden, Utrecht University (September 2005)
  26. Laser printing and smoothing of Si quantum dot solids
    M. den Hertog, Utrecht University (March 2005)
  27. Fabrication of plasmon waveguides by self-assembly
    R. de Waele, Utrecht University (March 2005)
  28. Stress effects in amorphous Si and SiO2 films under ion irradiation
    M.Y.S. Siem, Technical University Delft (January 2003)
  29. Erbium and thulium doped planar amplifier materials
    J.J. Penninkhof, Utrecht University (May 2002)
  30. Synthesis and optical properties of rare earth doped colloids
    B. Berkhout, University of Amsterdam (March 2001)
  31. Luminescence quantum efficiency and local optical density of states in thin film ruby made by ion implantation
    M. Hensen, Utrecht University (April 2000)
  32. Ion irradiation induced effects in silica glass
    T. van Dillen, Utrecht University (April 1999)
  33. Energy transfer processes in holmium and erbium doped silicon
    J.F. Suyver, Utrecht University (January 1999)
  34. Silver nanocrystals in sodalime glass
    D.P. Peters, University of Amsterdam (November 1998)
  35. New erbium doped photonic materials
    L.H. Slooff, Utrecht University (September 1996)
  36. Incorporation, excitation and de-excitation of erbium in crystalline silicon
    M.J.A. de Dood, University of Amsterdam (June 1996)
  37. Optical characterization of Er-implanted Y2O3 waveguide films
    E. Radius, University of Amsterdam (June 1994)
  38. Synthesis and optical characterization of Si nanoclusters in an SiO2 matrix
    M.L. Brongersma, Technical University Eindhoven (June 1994)
  39. Photoluminescence behavior of erbium implanted in sodium containing silicate glasses
    P.G. Kik, University of Amsterdam (March 1994)