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Research interests

My research interests are in using nanostructured materials to enhance optical processes. Metallic nanostructures can give rise to confined and strengthened electric near-fields that can boost certain optical processes. For example, my PhD focused on using plasmonic nanostructure to enhance the nonlinear optical process of second harmonic generation. Currently, I am working on creating a fibre based system for detecting surface enhanced Raman scattering of particulate matter air pollutants.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Master of Physics, University of Bath

4 Oct 201030 May 2014

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Research Output 2016 2019

Circular Dichroism and Isotropy – Polarity Reversal of Ellipticity in Molecular Films of 1,1’-Bi-2-Naphtol

von Weber, A., Hooper, D., Jakob, M., Valev, V., Kartouzian, A. & Heiz, U., 7 Jan 2019, In : ChemPhysChem. 20, 1, p. 62-69 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations
Optical materials
Chirality
Electrodynamics
optical materials
quantum electrodynamics

Enhancement of Second Harmonic Generation from Surface Lattice Resonances

Hooper, D., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Second Harmonic Generation Optical Rotation Solely Attributable to Chirality in Plasmonic Metasurfaces

Collins, J. T., Hooper, D. C., Mark, A. G., Kuppe, C. & Valev, V. K., 31 May 2018, In : ACS Nano. 12, 6, p. 5445–5451

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optical rotation
Chirality
Harmonic generation
chirality
harmonic generations

Second harmonic spectroscopy of surface lattice resonances

Hooper, D., Valev, V., Kuppe, C., Wang, D., Wang, W., Guan, J. & Odom, T., 7 Dec 2018, In : Nano Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle