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List of peer-reviewed publications



  • S. Gladyshev, T. D. Karamanos , L. Kuhn , D. Beutel , T. Weiss , C. Rockstuhl, and A. Bogdanov, "Inverse design of all-dielectric metasurfaces with accidental bound states in the continuum," Nanophotonics (2023).
  • A. Canós Valero, H. K. Shamkhi, A. S. Kupriianov, T. Weiss, A. A. Pavlov, D. Redka, V. Bobrovs, Y. Kivshar, and A. S. Shalin, "Superscattering emerging from the physics of bound states in the continuum," Nat. Commun. 14, 4689 (2023).
  • E. Herkert, F. Sterl, S. Both, S. G. Tikhodeev, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Influence of structural disorder on plasmonic metasurfaces and their colors – a coupled point dipole approach: tutorial," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 40, B59-B99 (2023).
  • M. Hentschel, K. Koshelev, F. Sterl, S. Both, J. Karst, L. Shamsafar, T. Weiss, Y. Kivshar, and H. Giessen, "Dielectric Mie voids: Confining light in air," Light: Science & Applications 12, 3 (2023).


  • X. Yang, S. Huang, R. Chikkaraddy, E. S. A. Goerlitzer, F. Chen, J. Du, N. Vogel, T. Weiss, J. J. Baumberg, and Y. Hou, "Chiral plasmonic shells: High-performance metamaterials for sensitive chiral biomolecule detection," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 14, 53183-53192 (2022).
  • A. Peil, L XinS. Both, L. Shen, Y. Ke, T. Weiss, P. Zhan, and N. Liu, "DNA assembly of modular components into a rotary nanodevice," ACS Nano 16, 5284-5291(2022).
  • D. A. Gromyko, S. A. Dyakov, N. A. Gippius, T. Weiss, S. G. Tikhodeev, A. S. Astrakhantseva, Y. V. Fedotova, V. V. Solovyev, and I. V. Kukushkin, "Strong local field enhancement of Raman scattering observed in metal-dielectric gratings due to vertical Fabry-Perot modes of surface plasmon polaritons," Phys. Rev. Applied 17, 024015 (2022).
  • S. Both, M. Schäferling, F. Sterl, E. A. Muljarov, H. Giessen, and T. Weiss, "Nanophotonic chiral sensing: How does it actually work?" ACS Nano 16, 2822-2832 (2022).
  • G. Li, R. Fatobene Ando, M. Zeisberger, T. Weiss, and M. A. Schmidt, "Interpreting light guidance in antiresonant and photonic bandgap waveguides and fibers by light scattering: analytical model and ultra-low guidance," Opt. Express 30, 2768-2779 (2022).
  • S. Both and T. Weiss, "Resonant states and their role in nanophotonics," Semicond. Sci. Technol. 37, 013002 (2022).


  • F. Sterl, E. Herkert, S. Both, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Shaping the color and angular appearance of plasmonic metasurfaces with tailored disorder," ACS Nano 15, 10318-10327 (2021).
  • B. Jang, J. Gargiulo, J. Kim, J. Bürger, S. Both, H. Lehmann, T. Wieduwilt, T. Weiss, S. A. Maier, and M. A. Schmidt, "Fiber-integrated hollow-core light cage for gas spectroscopy," APL Photon. 6, 061301 (2021).
  • S. Upendar, M. A. Schmidt, and T. Weiss, "What optical fiber modes reveal: Group velocity and effective index for external perturbations," J. Soc. Am. B 38, 1097-1103 (2021).
  • S. Updendar, R. F. Ando, M. A. Schmidt, and T. Weiss, "Orders of magnitude loss reduction in photonic bandgap fibers by engineering the core surround," Opt. Express 29, 8606-8616 (2021).
  • S. G. Tikhodeev, E. A. Muljarov, W. Langbein, N. A. Gippius, H. Giessen, and T. Weiss, "Influence of disorder on a Bragg microcavity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 139-150 (2021).


  • T. Herzog, S. Böhrkircher, S. Both, M. Fischer, R. Sittig, M. Jetter, S. L. Portalupi, T. Weiss, and P. Michler, "Realization of a tunable fiber-based double cavity system," Phys. Rev. B 102, 235306 (2020).
  • J. Kim, B. Jang, J. Gargiulo, J. Bürger, J. Zhao, S. Upendar, T. Weiss, S. A. Maier, and M. A. Schmidt, "The optofluidic light cage - on-chip integrated spectroscopy using an antiresonance hollow core waveguide" Anal. Chem. 93, 752-760 (2021).
  • J. Defrance and T. Weiss, "On the pole expansion of electromagnetic fields," Opt. Express 28, 32363-32376 (2020).
  • T. Chantakit, C. Schlickriede, B. Sain, F. Meyer, T. Weiss, N. Chattham, and T. Zentgraf, "All-dielectric silicon metalens for two-dimensional particle manipulation in optical tweezers," Photonics Res. 8, 1435-1440 (2020).
  • J. Karst, F. Sterl, H. Linnenbank, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, "Watching in-situ the hydrogen diffusion dynamics in magnesium on the nanoscale" Science Advances 6, eaaz0566 (2020).
  • F. Sterl, N. Strohfeldt, S. Both, E. Herkert, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Design principles for sensitivity optimization in plasmonic hydrogen sensors," ACS Sensors 5, 917-927 (2020).
  • I. Allayarov, M. A. Schmidt, and T. Weiss, "Theory of four-wave mixing for bound and leaky modes," Phys. Rev. A 101, 043806 (2020).


  • L. Gui, M. Hentschel, J. Defrance, J. Krauth, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Nonlinear Born-Kuhn analog for chiral plasmonics," ACS Photonics 6, 3306-3314 (2019).
  • P. F. Zhan, M. J. Urban, S. Both, X. Y. Duan, A. Kuzyk, T. Weiss, and N. Liu, "DNA-assembled nanoarchitectures with multiple components in regulated and coordinated motion," Science Advances 5, eaax6023 (2019).
  • S. Both and T. Weiss, "First-order perturbation theory for material changes in the surrounding of open optical resonators," Opt. Lett. 44, 5917-5920 (2019).
  • J. Krauth, T. Schumacher, J. Defrance, B. Metzger, M. Lippitz, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Nonlinear spectroscopy on the plasmonic analog of electromagnetically induced absorption: Revealing minute structural asymmetries," ACS Photonics 6, 2850-2859 (2019).
  • P. Zhan, S. Both, T. Weiss, and N. Liu, "DNA-assembled multilayer sliding nanosystems," Nano Lett. 19, 6385-6390 (2019).
  • P. Georgi, M. Massaro, B. Sain, N. Montaut, K. H. Luo, H. Herrnamm, T. Weiss, G. Li, C. Silberhorn, and T. Zentgraf, "Metasurface interferometry toward quantum sensors," Light: Science & Applications 8, s41377 (2019).
  • L. Xin, M. Lu, S. Both, M. Pfeiffer, M. J. Urban, C. Zhou, H. Yan, T. Weiss, N. Liu, and K. Lindfors, "Watching a single fluorophore molecule walk into a plasmonic hotspot," ACS Photonics 6, 985-993 (2019).
  • P. Lalanne, W. Yan, A. Gras, C. Sauvan, J.-P. Hugonin, M. Besbes, G. Demésy, M. D. Truong, B. Gralak, F. Zolla, A. Nicolet, F. Binkowski, L. Zschiedrich, S. Burger, J. Zimmerling, R. Remis, P. Urbach, H. T. Liu, and T. Weiss, "Quasinormal mode solvers for resonators with dispersive materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am A 36, 686-704 (2019).


  • I. Allayarov, S. Upendar, M. A. Schmidt, and T. Weiss , "Analytic mode normalization for the Kerr nonlinearity parameter: Prediction of nonlinear gain for leaky modes," Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 213905 (2018).
  • R. Zhao, B. Sain, Q. Wei, C. Tang, X. Li, T. Weiss, L. Huang, Y. Wang, and T. Zentgraf, "Multichannel vectorial holographic display and encryption," Light: Science & Applications 7, 95 (2018).
  • S. Upendar, I. Allayarov, M. A. Schmidt, and T. Weiss , "Analytical mode normalization and resonant state expansion for optical fibers - an efficient tool to model transverse disorder," Opt. Express 26, 22536-22546 (2018).
  • T. Weiss and E. A. Muljarov, "How to calculate the pole expansion of the optical scattering matrix from the resonant states," Phys. Rev. B 98, 085433 (2018).
  • M. S. Komlenkok, S. G. Tikhodeev, T. Weiss , S. P. Lebedev, G. A. Komandin, and V. I. Konov, "All-carbon diamond/graphite metasurface: Experiment and modeling," Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 041101 (2018).
  • M. L. Nesterov, M. Schäferling, K. Weber, F. Neubrech, H. Giessen, and T. Weiss, "Line-current model for deriving the wavelength scaling of linear and nonlinear optical properties of thin elongated metallic rod antennas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35, 1482-1489 (2018).
  • M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Schäferling, M. Hentschel, R. S. Hedge, and H. Giessen, "Highly sensitive refractive index sensors with plasmonic nanoantennas - utilization of optimal spectral detuning of Fano resonances," ACS Sensors 3, 960-966 (2018).
  • J. Defrance, M. Schäferling, and T. Weiss, "Modeling of second-harmonic generation in periodic nanostructures by the Fourier modal method with matched coordinates," Opt. Express 26, 13746-13758 (2018).
  • E. A. Muljarov and T. Weiss, "Resonant-state expansion for open optical systems: Generalization to magnetic, chiral, and bi-anisotropic materials," Opt. Lett. 43, 1978-1981 (2018).
  • M. J. Urban, S. Both, C. Zhou, A. Kuzyk, K. Lindfors, T. Weiss, and N. Liu, "Gold nanocrystal-mediated sliding of doublet DNA origami filaments," Nature Communications 9, 1454 (2018).
  • R. D. Rodriguez, E. Sheremet, M. Nesterov, S. Moras, M. Rahaman, T. Weiss, M. Hietschold, and D. Zahn, "Aluminum and copper nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: A one-to-one comparison to silver and gold," Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 262, 922-927 (2018).


  • M. Matuschek, D. P. Signh, H.-H. Jeong, M. Nesterov, T. Weiss, P. Fischer, and N. Liu, "Chiral plasmonic hydrogen sensors," Small 2017, 1702990 (2017).
  • T. Weiss, M. Schäferling, H. Giessen, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, W. Langbein, and E. A. Muljarov, "Analytical normalization of resonant states in photonic crystal slabs and periodic arrays of nanoantennas at oblique incidence," Phys. Rev. B. 96, 045129 (2017).
  • B. Frank, P. Kahl, D. Podbiel, G. Spektor, M. Orenstein, L. Fu, T. Weiss, M. Horn-von Hogen, T. J. Davis, F.-J. Meyer von Heringdorf, and H. Giessen, "Short-range surface plasmonics: Localized electron emission dynamics from a 60 nm spot on an atomically flat single crystalline gold surface," Science Advances 3, e1700721 (2017).
  • D. Floess, M. Hentschel, T. Weiss, H.-U. Habermeier, J. Jiao, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, "Plasmonic analog of electromagnetically induced absorption leads to giant thin film Faraday rotation of 14°," Phys. Rev. X 7, 021048 (2017).
  • C. Kramer, M. Schäferling, T. Weiss, H. Giessen, and T. Brixner, "Analytic optimization of near-field optical chirality enhancement," ACS Photonics 4, 396-406 (2017).
  • K. Weber, M. L. Nesterov, T. Weiss, M. Scherer, M. Hentschel, J. Vogt, C. Huck, W. Li, M. Dressel, H. Giessen, and F. Neubrech, "Wavelength scaling in antenna-enhanced infrared spectroscopy: Towards the far-IR and THz region," ACS Photonics 4, 45-51 (2017).


  • A. A. Demenev, V. D. Kulakovskii, C. Schneider, S. Brodbeck, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, S. V. Lobanov, T. Weiss, N. A. Gippius, and S. G. Tikhodeev, "Circularly polarized lasing in chiral modulated semiconductor microcavity with GaAs quantum wells," Appl. Phys. Lett 109, 171106 (2016).
  • D. Floess, T. Weiss, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, "Lorentz nonreciprocal model for hybrid magnetoplasmonics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 063901 (2016).
  • M. Schäferling, N. Engheta, H. Giessen, and T. Weiss, "Reducing the complexity: Single-handed chiral near fields in diagonal slits," ACS Photonics 3, 1076-1084 (2016).
  • T. Weiss, M. Mesch, M. Schäferling, H. Giessen, W. Langbein, and E. A. Muljarov, "From dark to bright: First-order perturbation theory with analytical mode normalization for plasmonic nanoantenna arrays applied to refractive index sensing," Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 237401 (2016).
  • M. Nesterov, X. Yin, M. Schäferling, H. Giessen, and T. Weiss, "The role of plasmon-generated near fields for enhanced circular dichroism spectroscopy," ACS Photonics 3, 578-583 (2016).


  • S. V. Lobanov, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, A. A. Makimov, E. V. Filatov, I. I. Tartakovskii, V. D. Kulakovskii, T. Weiss, et al., "Controlling circular polarization of light emitted by quantum dots using chiral photonic crystal slab," Phys Rev. B 92, 205309 (2015).
  • S. Bagheri, K. Weber, T. Gissibl, T. Weiss, F. Neubrech, and H. Giessen, "Fabrication of square-centimeter plasmonic nanoantenna arrays by femtosecond direct laser writing lithography: Effects of collective excitations on SEIRA enhancement," ACS Photonics 2, 779-786 (2015).
  • D. Floess, J. Y. Chin, A. Kawatani, D. Dregely, H. Habermeier, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Tunable and switchable polarization rotation with non-reciprocal plasmonic thin films at designated wavelengths," Light: Science & Applications 4, e284 (2015).
  • S. V. Lobanov, T. Weiss, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, V. D. Kulakovskii, K. Konishi, and M. K. Gonokami, "Polarization control of quantum dot emission by chiral photonic crystal slab," Opt. Lett. 40, 1528-1531 (2015).
  • R. Walter, A. Tittl, A. Berrier, F. Sterl, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Large-area low-cost tunable plasmonic perfect absorber in the near-infrared by colloidal etching lithography," Advanced Optical Materials 3, 398-403 (2015).
  • E. Sheremet, A. G. Milekhin, R. D. Rodriguez, T. Weiss, M. Nesterov, E. E. Rodyakina, O. D. Gordan, L. L. Sveshnikova, T. A. Duda, V. A. Gridchin, V. M. Dzhagan, M. Hietschold, and D. R.T. Zahn, "Resonant surface- and tip-enhanced Raman scattering from CdSe nanocrystals," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 21198-21203 (2015).


  • F. Gebert, M. H. Frosz, T. Weiss, Y. Wan, A. Ermolov, N. Y. Joly, P. O. Schmidt, and P. St.J. Russell, "Damage-free single-mode transmission of deep-UV light in hollow-core PCF," Opt. Express 22, 15388-15396 (2014).
  • A. Berrier, B. Gompf, L. Fu, T. Weiss, and H. Schweizer, "Optical anisotropies of single-meander plasmonic metasurfaces analyzed by Mueller matrix spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. B 89, 195434 (2014).
  • M. A. Finger, N. Y. Joly, T. Weiss, and P. St.J. Russell, "Accuracy of the capillary approximation for gas-filled kagomé-style photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 821-824 (2014).


  • X. Xi, G. K. L. Wong, T. Weiss, and P. St.J. Russell, "Measuring mechanical strain and twist using helical photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 5401-5404 (2013).
  • T. Weiss, G. K. L. Wong, F. Biancalana, S. M. Barnett, X. M. Xi, and P. St.J. Russell, "Topological Zeeman effect and circular birefringence in twisted photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2921-2927 (2013).
  • M. Hentschel, T. Weiss, S. Bagheri, and H. Giessen, "Babinet to the half: Coupling of solid and inverse plasmonic structures," Nano Lett. 13, 4428-4433 (2013).
  • M. H. Frosz, J. Nold, T. Weiss, A. Stefani, F. Babic, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, "Five-ring hollow-core photonic crystal fiber with 1.8 dB/km loss," Opt. Lett. 38, 2215-2217 (2013).
  • J. Y. Chin, T. Steinle, T. Wehlus, D. Dregely, T. Weiss, V. I. Belotelov, B. Stritzker, and H. Giessen, "Nonreciprocal plasmonics enables giant enhancement of thin-film Faraday rotation," Nature Communications 4, 1599 (2013).
  • X. M. Xi, T. Weiss, G. K. L. Wong, F. Biancalana, S. M. Barnett, M. J. Padgett, and P. St.J. Russell, "Optical activity in twisted solid-core photonic crystal fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 143903 (2013).


  • G. K. L. Wong, M. S. Kang, H. W. Lee, F. Biancalana, C. Conti, T. Weiss, and P. St.J. Russell, "Orbital angular momentum resonances in helically twisted photonic crystal fiber," Science 337, 446-449 (2012).
  • G. Kichin, T. Weiss, H. Gao, J. Henzie, T. Odom, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, "Metal-dielectric photonic crystal superlattice: 1d and 2d models and empty lattice approximation," Physica B 407, 4037-4042 (2012).
  • S. V. Lobanov, T. Weiss, D. Dregely, H. Giessen, N. A. Gippius, and S. G. Tikhodeev, "Emission properties of an oscillating point dipole from a gold Yagi-Uda nanoantenna array," Phys. Rev. B 85, 155137 (2012).
  • M. Hentschel, M. Schäferling, T. Weiss, N. Liu, and H. Giessen, "Three-dimensional chiral plasmonic oligomers," Nano Lett. 12, 2542-2547 (2012).
  • H. Schweizer, L. Fu, M. Hentschel, T. Weiss, C. Bauer, P. Schau, K. Frenner, W. Osten, and H. Giessen, "Resonant multimeander-metasurfaces: A model system for superlenses and communication devices," Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 249, 1415-1421 (2012).



  • N. Liu, M. Mesch, T. Weiss, M. Hentschel, and H. Giessen, "Infrared perfect absorber and its application as plasmonic sensor," Nano Lett. 10, 2342-2348 (2010).
  • N. Liu, T. Weiss, M. Mesch, L. Langguth, U. Eigenthaler, M. Hirscher, C. Sönnichsen, and H. Giessen, "Planar metamaterial analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency for plasmonic sensing," Nano Lett. 10, 1103-1107 (2010).
  • N. A. Gippius, T. Weiss, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, "Resonant mode coupling of optical resonances in stacked nanostructures," Opt. Express 18, 7569-7574 (2010).


  • L. Fu, H. Schweizer, T. Weiss, and H. Giessen, "Optical properties of metallic meanders," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 111-119 (2009).
  • T. Weiss, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, G. Granet, and H. Giessen, "Efficient calculation of the optical properties of stacked metamaterials with a Fourier modal method," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114019 (2009).
  • A. B. Akimov, A. S. Vengurlekar, T. Weiss, N. A. Gippius, and S. G. Tikhodeev, "Surface plasmon polaritons in metallo-dielectric meander-type gratings," Pisma ZhETF 90, 398-401 (2009).
  • N. Liu, L. Langguth, T. Weiss, J. Kästel, M. Fleischhauer, T. Pfau, and H. Giessen, "Plasmonic analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency at the Drude damping limit," Nature Materials 8, 758-762 (2009).
  • T. Weiss, G. Granet, N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, "Matched coordinates and adaptive spatial resolution in the Fourier modal method," Opt. Express 17, 8051-8061 (2009).
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Thomas Weiss

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Phone:+43 316 380 - 5228

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