Past Events

Maurizio Mazzola

posted Aug 1, 2020, 1:33 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Aug 24, 2020, 6:33 AM ]

Dear Maurizio,
we are indebted with you for your friendship, your willingness and for the effective technical contribution to IFN Trento.
We wish you pleasant times and many satisfactions!
Your Friends

ICTON 2020

posted Aug 1, 2020, 1:33 AM by Stefano Varas

22th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Bari, Italy
July 19-23, 2020

Important dates
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020
Acceptance notification: April 30, 2020

The National Institute of Telecommunications, former Department of Transmission and Optical Technologies in Warsaw, together with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione - Politecnico di Bari, and the IEEE Photonics Society Poland Chapter are pleased to announce the 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2020 in Bari, Italy, July 19-23, 2020. Technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Photonics Society is foreseen.

The scope of the Conference and co-located events is focused on the applications of transparent and all-optical technologies in telecommunications, computing, sensing, and novel fields. Conference topics include: .....

Specil Issue FLEXIBLE PHOTONICS: a multidisciplinary tool enabling sustainable development

posted Jul 14, 2020, 6:22 AM by Stefano Varas

FLEXIBLE PHOTONICS: a multidisciplinary tool enabling sustainable development

Final deadline for submission: 30-September-2020
Final deadline for acceptance: 31-December-2020

More detailed information can be found on the webpage:

Special Issue Photonic Glass-Ceramics: Fabrication, Properties and Applications

posted Jul 14, 2020, 6:20 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jul 14, 2020, 6:20 AM ]

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

More detailed information can be found on the webpage:

Certificate of Excellent Reviewer Awarded to Alessandro Vaccari

posted Jul 10, 2020, 3:50 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 4:22 AM ]

We are pleased to congratulate with our External Collaborator Alessandro Vaccari, who has been awarded with the certificate of appreciation for acting as an excellent reviewer for Optical Materials.


posted Jul 10, 2020, 3:47 AM by Stefano Varas

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

SPIE Photonics Europe 2020

posted Jul 10, 2020, 3:46 AM by Stefano Varas

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:

OSA Reviewer Certification Course - Osman Sayginer

posted Mar 25, 2020, 9:30 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Mar 25, 2020, 9:38 AM ]

We are pleased to congratulate with our colleague Osman Sayginer, who successfully completed the OSA Reviewer Certification Course.

Lidia Zur

posted Jan 13, 2020, 3:50 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 3:53 AM ]

Dear Lidia, we are indebted with you for the outstanding scientific contribution to IFN Trento.
We wish you an exciting life and a well deserved career.
Your Friends

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Seminar Announcement: Mathias Wickleder

posted Nov 19, 2019, 5:53 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 5:53 AM ]

Friday, 15 November 2019, 15:00
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Precursors for Rare Earth Oxides - New Routes to ultrathin Oxide Layers"

Mathias Wickleder
Department of Chemistry,
University of Cologne,

Rare earth oxides have attracted considerable attention as so called high-k materials. These compounds exhibit very high dielectric constants that are mandatory for further miniaturization of electronic devices. Especially for field effect transistors ther e is strong need for ultrathin films of high-k oxides on silicon surfaces. There are several methods to produce these layers, like atomic layer deposition (ALD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Our research is directed to the development of a more simp le process that allows for the preparation of thin carbon-and-chlorine-free layers. Following these aims we are investigating m olecular nitrates and perchlorates according to the general formula M(NO3)3·xL and M(ClO4)3·xL, where M is a rare earth metal an d xL is a variable number of solvent ligands. These compounds usually show the M3+ ions coordinated by three chelating nitrate groups and the solvent molecules leading to high coordination numbers We used the DME compound La(NO3)3·2DME as a precursor for the deposition of La2O3 on H-terminated silicon surfaces. It turned out that the simple procedure leads to La2O3 layers with a thickness below 10 nm.

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