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Dielectric metasurfaces supporting bound states in the continuum: fundamentals and applications

Optical field amplification at the nanoscale can be used to increase light matter interaction enhancing a plethora of physical processes. More recently it has been demonstrated that a dielectric...

Near-Infrared Silicon Photodetectors

Due to recent breakthroughs, silicon (Si) photonics is now the most active discipline within the field of integrated optics and, at the same time, a present reality - with...

Development of Innovative Optical Methods for label free Interferometric Imaging

3D Quantitative Imaging

This research activity aims to investigate an alternative approach for the morphological characterization of microscopic objects (biological or not biological) using...

Planar photonics with Metasurface: field enhancement in dielectric structures

 

Topic A: With the recent advances in micro and nanofabrication methods it is possible to control the flow of light in a way that was not possible before. In particular, metasurfaces have...

Volume Holographic Optical Elements: Design and Possible Applications

Volume Holographic Optical Elements (V-HOEs), such as holographic gratings and spherical lenses, are designed and fabricated by using a prototype of photopolymer. The recording process of V-HOEs...

OPTICAL INTEGRATED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR

In this activity we propose an integrated optical electromagnetic field sensor suitable for sensing in the Fresnel region over a wide frequency range (ELF to UHF band). The optical electromagnetic...

Optical characterization of natural photonic structures

Optical properties of natural materials have been numerically and experimentally characterized in order to understand their function in living organisms and, furtherly, to exploit them in bio-...

Silicon photonics for ICT and optical interconnects

The activity is mainly focused on the on the design, fabrication and characterization of silicon photonic and optoelectronic devices able to modulate and generate light. A first activity concerns ...

NIR silicon photonic devices to be integrated with electronic circuitry

The activity is mainly focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of silicon-compatible photonic devices based on materials that can be deposited at low temperature...

Efficient thermal energy conversion by high vacuum flat panels

The world energy needs are increasing in all fields. Electrical energy is one of the most diffuse types of energy and it is often used to satisfy the residential and industrial...

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