Our research group aims at shaping the future of photonics simulations towards the idea of virtual optical lab with real-time simulations capabilities. The virtual lab exploits advanced computing platforms and programming paradigms, including modern optimization techniques and artificial intelligence.

Due to the continuous needs of optical systems and advances in fabrication technologies, the complexity of photonic devices is rapidly increasing. Numerical methods play a key role in handling such a complexity of materials, shapes, and functionalities.

In our group, we:

  • model light-matter interaction at the micro- and nanoscale, including multiphysics approaches.
  • simulate and numerically characterize large-scale nanophotonics systems, such as tunable and nonlinear nanostructures, metasurfaces, metamaterials and photonic crystals.
  • develop the methods for the automatic discovery, design, and optimization of such systems.
  • aim at perfectionating our computational tools by experimental validation, and data-driven approaches.

Computational Photonics

GROUP LEADER

Prof. Dr. Antonio Calà Lesina
Professors
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. Antonio Calà Lesina
Professors
Address
Welfengarten 1A
30167 Hannover