Light as a non-material phenomenon has always exerted tremendous fascination over people. As an electromagnetic wave itself is invisible and intangible, it still gives the impression of a shapeable substance. If it does not directly strike the retina of an eye, it only gets visible by interaction with other material substances. Likewise, other substances are needed to manipulate, form and change its character.
Our ongoing internal study deals with this insubstantial matter of light and the ways to shape, manipulate and play with it. Investigation fields are, for example, the control and shaping of light with the aid of optical components, prismatic splitting of light spectra, polarization of light and polarimetry.