Notte dei Ricercatori 2019

posted Sep 17, 2019, 3:16 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 3:16 AM ]

Spaventapasseri fotonico e spaventapasseri ontologico
Usare la luce per la protezione delle colture

I ricercatori trentini di IFN e ISTC, istituti del CNR (, presentano alcuni dispositivi ottici ed un prototipo compatto e maneggevole che utilizza la luce per spaventare gli uccelli senza l'uso di sostanze chimiche e con basso uso di energia. In parallelo il pubblico potrà confrontarsi con una analisi concettuale di come si concepisce e modella il mondo con e in questi sistemi.

L’evento “Stand hands-on” si terrà presso il MUSE nel quartiere Le Albere a Trento venerdì 27 settembre 2019 dalle 17:00 alle 24:00 nell’ambito delle attività organizzate da FBK, MUSE, FEM e UNITN, con la collaborazione della Provincia Autonoma di Trento in occasione della Notte dei Ricercatori.

Alessandro Chiasera:
Stefano Borgo:

Seminar Announcement: Wilfried Blanc

posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:04 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 7:05 AM ]

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:30
Sala Grande Palazzina C via alla Cascata 56/C

"Light scattering in nanoparticles doped optical fibers, an issues"

Wilfried Blanc
Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS INPHYNI,
UMR 7010 Parc Valrose 06100 Nice,

The successes of glass photonics are many, with a large spectrum of applications covering Information and Communication Technology, Health and Biology, Structural Engineering, and Environment Monitoring Systems, etc. A paradigmatic example is the development of the Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) allowing the raise of optical telecommunications and high-speed internet. Silica glass is the most common glass used for photonics applications. However, certain of its characteristics may be detrimental for luminescence properties (low rare-earth solubility, high phonon energy, etc). To overcome these limitations, the use of nanoparticles in optical waveguides is gaining large interest in modern photonic technology. Such waveguides would combine the advantages of silica (transparency, cost, chemical and mechanical durability, etc.) and the specific properties provided by the nanoparticles which encapsulate the rare-earth ions. During this presentation, we will discuss on the opportunities offer for lasers and amplifiers thanks to the engineering of the spectroscopic properties and the management of nanoparticlesinduced light scattering.

Seminar Announcement: Wilfried Blanc

posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:03 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 7:04 AM ]

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 15:30
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Light scattering in nanoparticles doped optical fibers, an opportunity"

Wilfried Blanc
Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS INPHYNI,
UMR 7010 Parc Valrose 06100 Nice,

Distributed sensing, based on Rayleigh scattering or arrays of reflectors, can be extended as a multi-fiber, multi-sensor technique by using multiplexing features. Current research has overcome the time-and wavelength-division multiplexing, that has represented the golden standard for fiber Bragg gratings. During this presentation, we introduce a novel domain that allows “parallel” multiplexing applied to distributed sensors, and are routed in the use of specialty fibers. The use of nanoparticles doped optical fibers enables new domains for multiplexing, that are discussed during this presentation. Scattering-level, polarization, and sensitivity-based multiplexing are discussed and applied to strain, temperature, 3D-shape and refractive index measurements.

Science Beyond Disciplines

posted Aug 30, 2019, 12:44 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Aug 30, 2019, 12:45 AM ]

September 19th-20th, 2019
University of Silesia in Katowice, Chorzow (Poland)

Dear Colleagues,

On the behalf of the Graduate Student Government of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), we would like to invite all early-stage scientists - students, Ph.D. candidates as well as young researchers - to attend in the 8th edition of the interdisciplinary conference SCIENCE BEYOND DISCIPLINES. Initially, the conference was structured around three main scientific pillars – chemistry, physics and biology - however, the upcoming edition will target also the field of engineering and technology, as well as medical sciences. Our main intention is to provide an opportunity for an interdisciplinary dialogue that will contribute to increasing scientific knowledge through the exchange of ideas with not necessarily like-minded researchers, promote the innovation and risk-taking in science, as well as encourage collaboration among the participants at international level.

The conference will be held in Chorzow (Poland) on September 19th-20th, 2019. The registration for the active participants is open until the July 28th, while for the passive attendees until September 7th. We are also proud to announce that all of our invited speakers have been already confirmed - Prof. Wiesław I. Gruszecki (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland), Dr. Sergey Yatsunenko (NOVISMO: and Prof. Chris Hardacre (University of Manchester, UK).

All the necessary information can be found on our official website and Facebook profile You can also contact us at

You are cordially invited to visit Poland and participate in the Science Beyond Disciplines 2019!

See you in September!
Organizing Committee of the Science Beyond Disciplines

SPIE Photonics Europe 2020

posted Jul 9, 2019, 2:35 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 2:35 AM ]

Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
held in Strasbourg, France
29 March - 2 April 2020

2020 Call for Papers is now open

         Session Topics

- Materials and Components
- Fibers and Waveguide Sources
- Applications
- Industrial Session
- Special Session: session dedicated to European projects
- Special Session: dedicated to Early Stage Researchers and Woman scientists

More detailed information can be found on the webpage:


posted Jul 9, 2019, 2:11 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 2:11 AM ]

Symposium CL
Inorganic Materials Systems for Advanced Photonics

The fruitful exploitation of optical ceramics and glasses and related photonic structures and devices as crucial pivots for the development of several enabling technologies provides a large spectrum of functionalities that allow us to face successfully socio- economic challenges in many fields going from energy production and saving to efficient and clean industrial cycles, from environmental protection to fast efficient novel communication systems, from structural monitoring to quantum technologies and to healthcare applications.
This Symposium, that follows the several ones on similar subject held at previous CIMTEC conferences, is to provide latest insights on fabrication, characterization and exploitation of photonic structures based on ceramics (oxides, oxynitrides, fluorides, sulphides, chalcogenides, etc...) inorganic non-metallic glasses, glass- ceramics, and ceramic/metal and glass/metal combinations in the form of nanostructured, bulk and graded materials and coatings, fibres, thin films, superlattices and other small confined systems, nanomaterials, nanocomposites and functional nanoparticles.
Focus will be on theory, modelling and simulation of materials and processes, green and advanced fabrication protocols (self assembly, particle beams, light irradiation, micromachining, colloidal processing...) and up-to-date characterization of structure, non-linear optical properties, tunability, nanosize effects etc. of novel inorganic photonic materials systems for light generation, detection, and manipulation including e.g. luminescent and laser materials, smart optical fibres, active plasmonic heterostructures, novel confined nano-micro structures etc. covering the UHV-IR electromagnetic spectrum.
Contributions from Academia and industry on upgraded or novel application and prospective new approaches to photonic-based technologies are also firmly encouraged.

         Session Topics

CL-1 Photonic nanomaterials and nanostructures
CL-2 Luminescent and chromogenic ceramics and glass systems
CL-3 Electro-optical and magneto-optical materials
CL-4 Laser materials
CL-5 Inorganic optical fibers
CL-6 Photons management
CL-7 Advances in characterization techniques
CL-8 Ongoing applications and forecasts

ICMS 2019

posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:31 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 1:02 AM ]

XV th International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy
held in the Wojanów Palace (Karkonosze Mountains), Poland
15-19 September 2019

The conference topics are focused on a wide range of molecular spectroscopy in relationship with molecular materials, biological systems and nanostructures.
We hope that the conference will be an opportunity to initiate and develop contacts with spectroscopists from different countries.

More detailed information can be found on the webpage:

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