Welcome to the Organic Photonics and Nano-Optics group, headed by Dr. Magnus Jonsson. The group is based at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University in Sweden.

We explore nanooptical and organic photonic phenomena and their use in novel applications, such as new types of energy harvesting, display and sensing concepts. See our publications or research page for more information about our activities, or contact group leader Dr. Magnus Jonsson.

We are thankful for funding from many sources, including major contributions from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (including Wallenberg Academy Fellow and the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre), the Swedish Research Council, The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Wenner-Gren Foundations, the ÅForsk Foundation and the Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linköping University.


Aug 2021: In a new study by A. Karki et al. we present the first electrical tuning of plasmonic conducting polymer nanoantennas.

Jul 2021: New article within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center by Gamage at al. in Cellulose, on reflective and transparent cellulose radiative coolers.

Jul 2021: New article by Anusuyadevi and Shanker et al. in Advanced Materials on cellulose nanocrystal chiral structural colors modulated by a photo-responsive liquid crystal.

Jul 2021: Our study on structurally coloured electrochromic images in Advanced Materials is featured by Linköping University news and by Ny Teknik (Swedish, pay wall).

Jul 2021: New article on PEDOT in color: Tunable structural color images by UV-patterned conducting polymer nanofilms on metal surfaces, now out in Advanced Materials.

Jun 2021: We had a group dinner with families in Magnus and Dan’s garden. Interesting mix of Swedish pickled herring, Indian halloumi stew, Chinese beef, and much more.

Jun 2021: Magnus gave an invited talk at EMRS in Symposium Q on our latest (and mostly unpublished) results on cellulose-based photonics. Two of the studies will soon appear in Advanced Materials.

May 2021: Debashree presented our work on cellulose-based radiative cooling at the WWSC (Wallenberg Wood Science Center) Postdocs and Treesearch Industrial Postdoc Program.

May 2021: New publication in collaboration with Dahlin group at Chalmers on inorganic electrochromic nanostructures for reflective displays in colour, now out in Nano Letters. Funded by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Mar 2021: Most welcome to our two recent group members: PhD student Mingna Liao and postdoc Mohammad Shaad Ansari.

Mar 2021: Magnus is promoted to Associate Professor (Sv: Biträdande Professor) of organic electronics at Linköping University.

Mar 2021: Big congratulations to Shangzhi Chen for successfully defending his thesis and becoming the 2nd PhD to graduate from our group. Special thanks to Professor Bill Barnes as excellent opponent and to the eminent committee with Profs. Moons, Langhammer and Järrendahl. Also thanks to Ravi in the team who helped with the technical parts of the online defence.

Jan 2021: New publication by Evan Kang et al. on charge transport in organic transistors coupled to Fabry Perot cavities in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Dec 2020: Congratulations Stefano Rossi on your publication on combined broadband absorber and Fabry Perot cavities in Journal of Optics.

Dec 2020: We welcome Subham Dastidar as new postdoc in the group and at the same time say goodbye to postdoc Sampath Gamage who is leaving for a new position at University of Georgia.

Dec 2020: Magnus receives a consolidator grant from the Swedish Research Council.

Nov 2020: Magnus recieves a project grant from the Swedish Research Council.

Oct 2020: Noniridescent structural color by inkjet printing melanin photonic microdomes by R. Shanker published in Nano Letters.

Oct 2020: We welcome Akchheta Karki as new postdoc in the group.

Sep 2020: Ultrasensitive Electrolyte-Assisted Temperature Sensor by M Shiran published in npj Flexible Electronics.

Aug 2020: Stratification inVPP PEDOT by S. Chen et al. published in Journal of Material Chemistry A.

Apr 2020: Welcome to Giancarlo Cincotti who starts as a PhD student in the group.

Jun 2020: Cellulose metamaterials for radiative cooling and diffusers by S. Gamage et al. published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Feb 2020: Welcome Debashree Banerjee who starts as a postdoc in the group.

Feb 2020: Big congratulations Dr. Mina Shiran Chaharsoughi, graduating as the first PhD from our group.

Dec 2019: Switchable organic plasmonics by S. Chen et al. published in Nature Nanotechnology.
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Dec 2019: Magnus attends the Nobel banquet and various related events.

Dec 2019: Magnus selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

Nov 2019: Magnus participating in the 2019 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Stockholm.

Jul 2019: Mina, Evan and Magnus from the group all gave invited talks at META 2019 in Lisbon.

Jul 2019: Inkjet-printed structural coloration by Sardar et al., published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Jun 2019: Magnus participated in the Sino-Swedish Top Scientist Forum, organised by the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Jun 2019: Magnus gives invited talk on hybrid plasmonics at EMRS 2019 in Nice.

May 2019: Magnus was selected as the chair of the Young Academy of Sweden.

Apr 2019: Thermodiffusion-assisted pyroelectrics for heat and radiation sensing for electronic skin, published in Advanced Functional Materials.

Mar 2019: Ultra wide range ellipsometry shed light on the optical conductivity of conducting polymers, published in JMMC and selected for inside cover.

Mar 2019: Tuneable ionic thermoelectrics, published in Nature Communications.

Feb 2019: Greyscale and paper electrochromic displays by UV patterning, published in Polymers and selected for the cover.

Jan 2019: Review on plasmonic displays out in Reports on Progress in Physics.

Jan 2019: Review on conducting polymers out in Advanced Materials in special issue celebrating Prof. Olle Inganäs.

Oct 2018: Magnus on Swedish television discussing this years Nobel Prize in Physics.

Oct 2018: Our paper on strong coupling with nanoholes selected for supplementary cover of ACS Photonics.

Sep 2018: New paper in ACS Photonics by Evan Kang et al. on strong coupling with hybrid plasmonic nanohole arrays.

Sep 2018: We welcome two new group members: Stefano Rossi (PhD student ) and GIancarlo Cincotti (MSc student).

Jul 2018: Magnus presented our work through invited and contributed talks at META 2018, Marseille.

Jun 2018: Our article on plasmonnic pyroelectrics selected for  inside cover of Advanced Optical Materials.

Jun 2018: We congratulations Hugo Ekinge who did a project in the group and now graduated from high school.

Jun 2018: We congratulate our new doctor, Elina Mitraka (co-student of Magnus).

May 2018: Magnus selected to be the vice chair of the Young Academy of Sweden for the coming academic year.

May 2018: Canyan’s paper on organic fuel cells with forest fuels published in Advanced Sustainable Systems.

Apr 2018: We welcome Dr. Sampath Gamage and Dr. Ravi Shanker as new postdocs in the group!

Mar 2018: Mina’s paper on hybrid plasmonics and pyroelectrics published in Advanced Optical Materials. See publications for various news stories about the study.

Mar 2018: Magnus gave a “coffee break presentation” at the Swedish parliament.

Feb 2018: We thank the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for funding to ramp up our research with Dahlin at Chalmers and RISE Acreo on plasmonic electronic paper. 30.7MSEK in total over five years.

Dec 2017: We thank the Wenner-Gren Foundations for granting funding for an incoming postdoc.

Oct 2017: Towards reflective colour displays with hybrid metasurfaces, now in Nano Letters, with Dahlin group at Chalmers University of Technology.

Oct 2017: Transparent metasurfaces heat your windows, now in Nano Letters, with Dmitriev group, Gothenburg/Stanford Uni.

May 2017: Paper on Infrared electrochromic conductive polymer devices published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C, as part of Emerging Investigator themed collection.

May 2017: Our paper on hot electrons in plasmonic alloy nanoparticles selected for the cover of ACS Photonics.

May 2017: Congratulations to Eni Dodbiba, who successfully defended her master thesis, via TU Dresden.

Apr  2017: Paper in Nano Letters on thermoplasmonic nanoholes and ionic thermoelectrics, by Tordera et al.

Mar 2017: Magnus part of the jury for the high school exhibition “Young Researchers” in Stockholm.

Mar 2017: Hot electrons in plasmonic alloy nanoparticles, published in ACS Photonics (Valenti et al.).

Mar 2017: Ionic thermoelectric figure of merit published in Advanced Electronic Materials (Wang et al.).

Feb 2017: Supercapacitors in e-plants published in PNAS (Stavrinidou et el.).

Feb 2017: Hot paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, by Elina Mitraka et al. on Oxygen doping of PEDOT.

Jan 2017: Welcome to LOE Dr. Samim Sardar, new postdoc in the group.

Dec 2016: Magnus Jonsson becomes senior lecturer at Linköping University.

Dec 2016: New paper by Sandberg & Tordera et al. on optoelectronic paper with bulk functionality, produced at 100m/s. Thanks for good collaboration with Acreo Swedish ICT and Innventia..

Dec 2016: We welcome our most recent addition to the group, PhD student Shangzhi Chen.

Oct 2016: We welcome Eni Dodbiba as a new master student in the group.

Oct 2016: Review on plasmonic solar water splitting published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Oct 2016: “Freestanding Electrochromic Paper” published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

Sep 2016: We welcome Dr. Evan Kang as postdoc in the group.

Jul 2016: Our paper on DNA knot detection with nanopores (Plesa et al.) is published in Nature Nanotechnology.

Jun 2016: Magnus gave an invited talk at the workshop on Biosensors, Aptasensors and Microbial Detection, Linköping.

May 2016: Magnus gave a keynote presentation at Biosensors 2016 in Gothenburg.

May 2016: Magnus gave a presentation at the Micronano Systems Workshop in Lund for presentation and interesting discussions.

Mar 2016: New paper on plasmon-enhanced water splitting accepted for publication in ChemNanoMat in collaboration with Prof. W. Smith.

Mar 2016: Heat to electricity! We (Dan Zhou et al.) publish the Ionic Thermoelectric SupercCapacitor, in Energy & Environmental Science.

Feb 2016: Postdoc Daniel Tordera receives the “Extraordinary Doctorate Award” for the best PhD in Chemistry at the University of Valencia. Big congratulations!

Jan 2016: Magnus is appointed docent in Organic Electronics.

Dec 2015: We welcome Mina Shiran as PhD student in the group.

Nov 2015: We thank the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials for funding for a four year and one year project, respectively.

Sep 2015: Paper in ACS Nano (Belkin et al.) on DNA sequencing with plasmonic nanopores.

Sep 2015: Paper in Nano Letters (Pud and Verschueren et al.) on self-aligned controlled dielectric breakdown of plasmonic nanopores.

Sep 2015: We welcome Dr. Daniel Tordera as new member and postdoc in the group.

Jun 2015: We thank ÅForsk for 1.5MSEK funding for a postdoc and equipment for an exciting project.

May 2015: Magnus is elected as member of the Young Academy of Sweden.

Mar 2015: Magnus recieves an Ingvar Carlsson award from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

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Mar 2015: Daniel Verschueren et al. publish study on temperature-dependence of DNA nanopore translocations in the journal Nanotechnology.

Jan 2015: We thank the Wenner-Gren Foundations for new funding for a postdoc position in the lab.

Dec 2014: Paper (Yi Li et al.) published in Nano Letters on Photoresistance Switching of Plasmonic Nanopores.

Nov 2014: Paper (Francesca Nicoli et al.) published in Nano Letters on DNA translocations through plasmonic nanopores.

Oct 2014: 33.6 MSEK to organic electronics (Profs. Crispin, Berggren and more) from Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation.

Aug 2014: Magnus started as assistant professor at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University.

Feb 2014: Paper on plasmon-enhanced four wave mixing in nanoholes published in Optics Letters (Hagman et al.).

Dec 2013: Presentation at the MRS 2013 Fall meeting (US).

Sep 2013: We received a 2.5MUSD NIH Advanced Sequencing Technology award to further develop our plasmonic nanopore research the coming years (with prof. Aksmientiev in Illinois).

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Oct 2013: Presentation at the Dutch meeting on Cellular and Molecular Biophysics (NL) and at Cutting Edge Biomolecular Science (SWE).

April 2013: Presentation on plasmonic nanopores at Imagine Nano, Bilbao, Spain and at Cambridge University, UK.

Feb 2013: Paper published in Nano Letters on optical profiling with a plasmonic nanopore and quantification of temperatures in single plasmonic nanoantennas.

Dec 2012: Our work was featured in NanoLabNL periodical. ~

Nov 2012: Delft and Leiden get 51 million euro for nanoscience.

Nov 2012: Paper published in Small on interference effects when optical tweezers are combined with nanopore sensors.

Oct 2012: Our plasmonic pore particle biosensor published in Nanotechnology was selected as editor’s choice at nanotechweb.

Sep 2012: We present our trans-chip lithography method for low-noise nanopore sensors in an article in Nanotechnology.

Sep 2012: Paper on plasmonic pore particles published in Nanotechnology.

Aug 2012: The book Nanoplasmonic Sensors, edited by Sascha Dmitriev for Springer, is now available. Magnus contributed to two chapters.

May 2012: I gave a presentation at the E-MRS Spring meeting in Strasbourg.

April 2012: Two great prizes to Magnus’ advisors: Cees Dekker received the 2012 Nanoscience Award from  ISCNSCE and Fredrik Höök received the Göran Gustafsson Award.

Feb 2012: The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant published an article about nanopore sequencing and the Cees Dekker lab, with a picture from the lab (~).

Jan 2012: We direct protein binding to plasmonic hot spots in our paper in Nano Letters. Discussed is also how to optimize surface functionalization of nanoplasmonic sensors.

Dec 2011: In an article in Fysiktuellt you can read about Magnus’ graduate research (in Swedish).

Oct 2011: Watch movie from the 2nd International Conference on Bio-sensing Technology in Amsterdam. Magnus’ contribution was selected for an award.

Sep 2011: Magnus presented our work at the meeting Nanoplasmonic sensing and spectroscopy at Chalmers, in Gothenburg.

July 2011: Magnus invited to give lectures on nanoplasmonic biosensing at a plasmonics course at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.