Christian Maibohm

Research Fellow
Ultrafast Bio and Nanobiophotonics

Christian Maibohm is postdoctoral research fellow in the “Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics” group led by Dr. Jana B. Nieder. His work is focused on the development of nonlinear photonics solutions, being involved in the deveopment and application of innovative experimental setups for multiphoton microscopy and 3D micro-fabrication.

Christian Maibohm graduated in physics and applied mathematics (2005) from the University of Southern Denmark working on UHV-growth and optical characterization of organic nano-crystals. Enrolled, for 1½ years (2005 to 2007), in the European network “FastNet” as a pre.doc researcher at the institute of physics in Siena, Italy, where he worked on light induced atomic desorption (LIAD) from porous glass. He completed his Ph.D. (2010) in physics and nanotechnology from the University of Southern Denmark and Carl Von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, focusing on fabrication and multiphoton microscopy of nano-crystals and organic nano-structures. As a post-doctoral researcher for 2½ years at the University of Southern Denmark, he worked on a method to map the optical near-field of cleanroom fabricated nano-structures and also in the European FP7 project EMICAB (Embodied Motion Intelligence for Cognitive, Autonomous Robots) on fabrication and characterization of bio-inspired polymeric smart sensors. As a post-doctoral researcher for 2½ years at the photonics department at DTU (Technical University of Denmark), he worked on the project ALPHA (Algae Photonics Applications) regarding photonic properties of the nanostructured frustule of diatoms. Alongside the ALPHA project he worked on the FP7 project Digistone which concerned optimization of light coupling to optical fibers embedded in concrete together with scientific consultancy for SME’s on the project.

Selected Publications

  • C. Maibohm, S. M. M. Friis, M. Ellegaard, K. Rottwitt Optics express 23 (7), 9543-9548 (2015)
    Interference patterns and extinction ratio of the diatom Coscinodiscus granii
  • C. Maibohm, J. H. Nielsen and K. Rottwitt
    MRS Advances, Available on CJO (2015)
    Light interaction with nano-structured diatom frustule, from UV-A to NIR.
  • C. Maibohm, M. Rastedt, F. Kutscher, O.N. Frey, R. Beckhaus, H-G Rubahn, K. Al-Shamery.
    Chemical Physics Letters 590, 87-91(2013)
    Optical waveguiding and temperature dependent photoluminescence of nanotubulars grown from molecular building blocks
  • J. Fiutowski, C. Maibohm, O. Kostiučenko, J. Kjelstrup-Hansen, H.-G. Rubahn
    J. Nanophoton. 6(1), 063515, Jul 02, (2012).
    Mapping of gold nanostructure-enhanced near fields via laser scanning second-harmonic generation and ablation
  • J. Fiutowski, C. Maibohm, J. Kjelstrup-Hansen, and H.-G. Rubahn Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 193117 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3591972
    Laser ablation of polymer coatings allows for electromagnetic field enhancement mapping around nanostructures