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CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019

posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:45 AM by Stefano Varas

CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
23 – 27 June 2019 | Munich, Germany

International conference to highlight new frontiers in lasers, photonics and optical science across a wide range of technical areas.

The CLEO®/Europe-EQEC conference series has a strong tradition as a comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers in Europe.

With technical co-sponsorship provided by the European Physical Society (EPS), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) and the Optical Society (OSA), CLEO®/Europe reflects a strong international presence in the complementary research traditions of laser science, photonics and quantum electronics.

More specifically, CLEO®/Europe emphasizes applied physics, optical engineering and applications of photonics and laser technology whereas EQEC emphasizes basic research in laser physics, nonlinear optics and quantum optics.

CLEO®/Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas including laser source development, materials, ultrafast science, fibre optics, nonlinear optics, terahertz sources, high-field physics, optical telecommunications, nanophotonics, biophotonics.

EQEC will feature the fundamentals of quantum optics, quantum information, atom optics, ultrafast optics, nonlinear phenomena and self-organization, plasmonics and metamaterials, fundamental nanooptics, theoretical and computational photonics.

This combination provides a unique forum to obtain informative overviews and discuss recent advances in a wide spectrum of topics, from fundamental light-matter interactions and new sources of coherent light to technology development, system engineering and applications in industry and applied science.

CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019 conference is Europe’s largest conference on photonics and related research fields. The program features plenary lectures by Michal Lipson from Columbia University on Silicon Photonics, and by Anton Zeilinger from the Austrian Academy of Sciences on Entanglement. The overall program is considerably larger than in previous years, with 8 keynote and 6 tutorial speakers, and over 80 invited talks within the different topics. Furthermore, the conference will feature 12 short courses, more joint symposia fostering interdisciplinarity and interaction with other fields In 2019 new lecture halls will be made available, improving conditions for oral sessions and allowing for more comprehensive poster session program.

Coinciding with the 50-year anniversary of integrated optics, the CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019 conference will feature a special joint symposium on this topic with a tutorial presentation by John Bowers from UC Santa Barbara. Highlighting young talent, the 2019 Young Scientist Prize (YSP) will be awarded at the conference.

PIERS 2019

posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:43 AM by Stefano Varas

PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium
also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium
17-20 June 2019 | Rome, Italy

PIERS2019 Rome Focus/Special Sessions
SC3: Glass Photonics: Novel Systems and Ongoing Applications
Organized by Dr. Anna Łukowiak (Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS) and
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari (IFN-CNR CSMFO Lab.)

Session's Information:
Glass Photonics represents the technological pillar of a huge number of photonic applications covering Health and Biology, Structural Engineering, Environment Monitoring Systems, Lighting, Laser sources or Quantum Technologies. The aim of the session “Glass Photonics: Novel Systems and Ongoing Applications” is to have a broad spectrum of robust presentations highlighting the novel outcomes of Glass Photonics in the aforementioned scientific and technological areas. What is expected is to promote the optimal conditions for a multidisciplinary and synergic event where glass-based photonic systems, materials, structures, and devices are discussed. We await for communications looking at Glass Photonics ongoing applications and immediate and long-term solutions that are considered necessary for the society wellness. Research concerning but not limited to fibers, integrated systems, waveguides, resonators, nanostructures, glass-ceramics, colloids, functionalized glasses, luminescent structures, up-down converters, light sources, and photons management are welcome in this session.

Giornata Internazionale della Luce

posted May 21, 2019, 12:08 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated May 21, 2019, 2:19 AM ]

Sala Grande FBK, Via Santa Croce 77, Trento
dalle ore 8:45 alle ore 13:15

La luce è vita e come tale plasma le nostre vite e la nostra storia. Cinque scienziati provenienti da differenti aree del sapere e della società civile discuteranno su:

  • Il vetro, la sfera e la luce: dalla lente al microlaser
  • Luce e orticoltura
  • La luce al servizio della medicina: i biosensori ottici
  • Luce - Ricerca e tradizione culturale
  • Luce e ontologia: visione artificiale e metodo geometrico

Presentazioni IDL2019

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Giornata Internazionale della Luce 2019, Photo Gallery

Grande finale del progetto europeo “Phablab 4.0”

posted Apr 10, 2019, 3:19 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 5:54 AM ]

Si è tenuto ieri presso il MuSe l’evento finale del progetto europeo Phablab 4.0, svolto in collaborazione con tra CNR-IFN ed il Muse FabLab che ha visto sfidarsi 7 progetti candidati alla Photonics Challenge 2019.

Quattro i criteri di valutazione: Originalità, Tecnologia, Design, Comunicazione. A fare da controcanto alle scelte dei giudici la giuria popolare che, al termine delle presentazioni, potrà confermare il giudizio dei giudici o ribaltarne il risultato, eleggendo il candidato più comunicativo.

Il premio della giuria è stato assegnato al progetto M&L Pocket presentato da Pietro Degapseri.

Photonics Challenge 2019, Photo Gallery

Lam Thi Ngoc Tran - Doctorate in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering 2019

posted Apr 9, 2019, 6:55 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 6:57 AM ]

We are pleased to congratulate with our colleague Dr. Lam Thi Ngoc Tran on successfully obtaining her PhD degree in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering with the qualification "Excellent cum Laude"

Photos: Lam Thi Ngoc Tran - PhD degree in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering 09-04-2019

Seminar Announcement: Ambra Giannetti

posted Apr 5, 2019, 3:48 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 3:48 AM ]

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 15:00
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Label-based and Label-free Optical Biosensors"

Ambra Giannetti
Via Madonna del Piano 10,
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI),

The field of bio-sensors, ranging from biomedical/clinical applications to environmental applications and food analyses, has attracted a great attention since the past two decades. In fact, in all of these fields, there is a growing demand for rapid responses, quality control, usable devices, low-cost analyses, etc. All these features could lead to an improved healthy life, ranging from a more reliable and controlled quality of food and environment to a faster and more specific diagnosis. The optical detection methods used in bio-sensors are based both on label-based or label-free techniques. This seminar will focus on new optical (label-free and label-based) bio-sensor studies developed at the Institute of Applied Phisics – CNR, Florence.

Seminar Announcement: Tatsuya Mori

posted Mar 24, 2019, 12:20 PM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 12:20 PM ]

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 15:00
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Boson peak and fracton in glass and single crystal probed by terahertz spectroscopy"

Tatsuya Mori
Division of Materials Science Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573,

In disordered materials, the boson peak (BP) is observed in the terahertz region as a universal feature of atomic vibration [1]. The BP closely relates to the universal temperature behavior of thermal properties of glassy system which is one of the unsolved problems in glass physics. Meanwhile, for polymer glass, the so-called fracton [2] excitation will universally appear in the frequency range above the BP frequency, and it will be originated from the self-similar connectivity of structural units. Interestingly, some particular single crystals such as some thermoelectric materials [3,5] and pure relaxor materials [6], show the universal temperature dependence of thermal properties of glassy system. Those anomalous thermal properties are originated from the off-center rattling phonon modes which correspond to the BP of actual glassy materials [5]. In addition, the fracton in single crystal is observed in the pure relaxors [4,7], by the connection of the dipole-dipole moments having a fractal structure. In the presentation, we show how to detect these universal excitations by terahertz spectroscopy [8] and discuss the difference of behaviors of BP and fracton between actual glass materials and single crystals.

Seminar Announcement: Trevor Benson

posted Mar 5, 2019, 10:40 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 10:40 AM ]

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:30
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"Assessing the optical properties of chalcogenide glasses at mid-infrared (MIR) wavelengths"

Trevor Benson
George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD,
United Kingdom

Abstract Refractive index dispersion is one of the critical parameters that influences the design of optical components. Prism measurements in our laboratory can determine the mid-infrared refractive index of chalcogenide glasses to a standard deviation of precision of less than 0.002. However, shortcomings of this technique are that it requires multiple light sources and intensive sample preparation. The modelling of transmission spectroscopic data [1] is an attractive alternative and was extended by us into the mid-infrared (MIR) region by introducing a two- term Sellmeier equation [2]. This approach determines the refractive index dispersion of chalcogenide glasses to an accuracy of better than 0.4 %. The presentation we will review this method, and discuss its recent extensions to determining very small refractive index contrast and the evaluation of thermo-optic coefficients.

Damiano Massella - La fisica per tutti

posted Jan 30, 2019, 1:21 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 1:23 AM ]

Seminar Announcement: Riccardo Mincigrucci

posted Jan 30, 2019, 12:26 AM by Stefano Varas

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:30
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C

"An introduction to FERMI : the Italian free electron laser"

Riccardo Mincigrucci
Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste SCpA, Strada Statale 14 - km 163, 5, 34149, Basovizza,
Trieste, Italy

The continuous development of new light sources in the recent past was mainly driven by free electron lasers (FELs): a technology that extends the laser concept in a region spanning from the EUV to the x-rays. FERMI, located in the Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste campus, distinguish itself in FEL panorama working in a seeded configuration that confer exceptional properties in terms of stability and coherence. Four beamlines are fully operative and two more are in an advanced sate of commissioning. An introduction to the characteristics and capabilities of FERMI will be presented during the talk alongside with some recent experimental results obtained by the beamlines.

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