Functional optical materials

Light-matter interaction is the fundamental property of any material to be applied in the field of photonics. Especially matter whose characterics can be modified or controlled by light is from particular interest. Consequently, these materials allow for a manipulation of light-by-light. The materials we use in our research group can be classified into three categories which themselves can be further subdivided. The basic categories are solid and soft matter as well as organic solar cells (OSCs). The latter consist of solid and soft matter because of which OSCs cannot be clearly attributed to one of them.