Materials for Optics and Photonics

In the Optics and Photonics of Materials research line we are divided into 3 emphases: (i) study of fundamental optical processes of materials; (ii) development of photonic devices using pulsed laser and (iii) scientific instrumentation.

In (i) we are interested in investigating the linear and nonlinear optical response of organic and semiconducting materials and low dimensional metals. For example, we have been studying optical processes such as two-photon absorption, first-order hyperpolarizability, nonlinear refractive index. We are also interested in studying optical processes such as time-resolved absorption and photoluminescence. This work is done in partnership with the Photonics Group at USP São Carlos.

In (ii) we have developed optical information storage systems, 3D dosimeters and used direct laser writing techniques to microfabricate various materials such as semiconductor thin films and luminescent polymers for the development of optoelectronic devices.

In (iii) we have concentrated efforts on the development of fully man-made optical techniques. Thus, all the experimental setup, control and automation of the experiments are performed by the research group.

Working in this line

Prof. Marcelo Gonçalves Vivas

Prof. Leonardo De Boni

Prof. Rafael Felipe Coelho Neves