I'm a big fan of loud electric guitar music. I have played in various rock bands
and have built several guitars. I also own a few factory guitars.
In time more information about this hobby of mine will appear here. For now, here's a list of my gear:
Fender Stratocaster (Vintage White, Mexican)
Fender Jazzmaster (Vintage White, Japanese)
SG Bookmatched maple top on mahogany. Maple neck. Seymour Duncan pickups. 25.5" scale length
Flying V Bookmatched mahogany top on mahogany. Maple neck. Seymour Duncan pickups. 25.5" scale length
Bass VI Bookmatched maple top on ash. Maple neck. Seymour Duncan pickups. 30" scale length. With Jazzmaster tremelo.
Marshall JCM900 with 1960B 4x12 inch speaker cabinet
Effects Dunlop Wah, Morley Pro Phaser, Big Muff (Russian), etc.
2015-08-17 - Opt Express published online
The Opt Express paper by Sandy has been published online.
2015-07-21 - Another Opt Express accepted
A paper about our accurate and efficient implementation of the surface integral equation in stratified media has just been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations Sandy!
2015-03-16 - Opt Express published online
The recently accepted Opt Express paper has been published online.
2015-03-11 - JOSA B paper published online
Our paper about the self-reflectivity of materials under ablation conditions has just been published online.
2015-02-09 - Opt Express accepted
A paper about the design of photonic crystal cavities using a local density approximation has just been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations Sebas
2015-01-28 - JOSA B paper accepted
A paper about the modelling and self-reflectivity under ablation conditions has just been accepted for publication in JOSA B. Congratulations Hao
2014-04-30 - Optics Letter accepted
A paper from the NanoOptics group on using symmetry in near-field microscopy detection was just published online in Optics Letters.
2014-03-27 - Optics Letter accepted
A paper from the NanoOptics on using symmetry in near-field microscopy detection was just accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations Boris!
2013-11-22 - Optics Letter on Self-reflectivity published
The paper by Hao deals with the self-reflectivity of Silicon-on-insulator under ablation conditions, has been published in Optics Letters.
2013-10-24 - Optics Letter on Self-reflectivity on SOI accepted
A paper by Hao has just been accepted for publication in Optics Letters, it deals with the self-reflectivity of Silicon-on-insulator under ablation conditions.
2013-09-24 - Hao Zhang graduated
On Monday the 23rd of September Hao Zhang succesfully defended his PhD thesis titled: "Single-shot femtosecond laser ablation on the nanoscale".
2012-07-16 - Projectruimte proposal granted
FOM has granted funding for a project that our group. The proposal was accepted in the first round! The work will be carried out in collaboration with the group of Kobus Kuipers at AMOLF. The project is titled "Quantum many body states of light".
2011-12-08 - Paper on fs laser ablation published
A paper with the group of Jaap Dijkhuis on the threshold behaviour of single shot femtosecond laser ablation of silicon was just publishedin Applied Physics Letters.
2011-07-11 - PRA Rapid Communication published online
The paper by Kobus Kuipers and myself was just published online as a rapid communication in Phys. Rev. A.
2011-06-15 - PRA on single atom trapping accepted
A paper by Kobus Kuipers and myself was just accepted for publication as a rapid communication in Phys. Rev. A. The paper describes theoretical work on the trapping of a single atom using a photonic crystal nanocavity.
2011-06-15 - Philosophical Transactions A paper accepted
A paper with the NanoOptics group on transition radiation on single nanoholes in gold has just been accepted for publication. Congratulations Jord.
2011-03-29 - Ultra-fast investigation of a nanocavity (update)
A paper on the coupling between a photonic crystal nanocavity and a photonic crystal waveguide has just published in Optics Letters. For this work, the NanoOptics group collaborated with the group of Susumu Noda.
2010-12-06 - Research Highlight
Nature Photonics discusses our recent PRL in their Research Highlights section. If you have access, you can follow this link.
2010-09-27 - PR Focus article
PR focus has written a popular account of our recent PRL: link. Note the glossy illustration rendering by yours truly.
2010-09-18 - Magnetic light-matter interaction (update)
A paper on the magnetic interaction between a near-field aperture probe and a photonic crystal nanocavity has just appeared in Phys. Rev. Lett. For this work, the NanoOptics group collaborated with the group of Susumu Noda.
2010-07-14 - Near field of a double-fishnet (update)
Paper has been published in Nano Letters volume 10 issue 7
2010-07-13 - Projectruimte proposal granted!
FOM has granted funding for a project that our group in Utrecht will be doing in collaboration with the group of Kobus Kuipers at AMOLF. The project is titled "Trapping an atom with a fraction of a photon".
2010-06-30 - Bending losses in a nanowire waveguides
A paper from the NanoOptics group, on the bending losses in plasmonic nanowire waveguides has just been accepted for publication in Optics Express. Congratulations Marko!
2010-06-03 - Near field of a double-fishnet (update)
Paper has just been published online
2010-06-03 - Nanophotonics 2010
Conference in Tsukuba just finished. There were some excellent talks any many interesting people.
2010-05-25 - Near field of a double-fishnet
A paper on the near-field of a double-fishnet meta-material was just accepted for publication in Nano Letters. For this work, the NanoOptics group at AMOLF collaborated with the group of Martin Wegener in Karlsruhe. Congratulations Matteo!
2010-03-01 - Started in Utrecht
Today I started working in Utrecht.
2010-01-26 - Happy new year
The new year starts out well, with our New J. Phys. paper published online. Nano Letters published in issue.
2009-12-15 - SPP Talbot effect
A paper from our group called "Nanohole chains for directional and localized surface plasmon excitation" has just been accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
2009-12-10 - Second harmonic generation in hole array
A paper from our group on the relation between group delay and second harmonic generation in metal hole arrays was just accepted for publication in New Journal of Physics. Congratulations Jord!
2009-11-18 - VIDI grant approved
Just heard that my VIDI grant was approved! Congratulations to me!
2009-11-18 - Plasmonic modes in air slots (update)
The paper has just been published online.
2009-10-23 - Science paper online (update)
Our paper in Science Express is now officially in Science, accompanied by a very nice perspectives articles by Harald Giessen. Check it out!
2009-10-06 - Plasmonic modes in air slots
We just got an APL accepted about plasmonic modes in slots in gold films. Congratulations Marko!
2009-10-02 - Science paper online
Please check out Science Express. We have a publication out on the measurement of the magnetic field of light.
2009-09-05 - Back from MM2009
Back from MetaMaterials2009 in London. Great venue, nice talks.
2009-08-25 - The move started!
We are boxing our experiment. Let's hope we're back online in a few weeks.
2009-07-04 - ICTON 2009
Back from the Azores
2009-06-26 - SPP4
Missed SPP4 because of knee injuries.
2009-06-09 - CLEO/IQEC
Just back from Baltimore. There were over 1000 contributed talks, it was a madhouse!
2009-05-23 - Slow light switch
A recent manuscript from our group has just been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations Tobias!