The light-matter interaction science and optics as well as the variety of their applications to probe/develop new materials, create innovative devices and techniques are the core of this project.
The project focuses on phenomena and effects arising when light meets materials (superconductors, oxides, non-linear optical materials etc.).
The control and understanding of light/matter interactions will lead to a wave of new functionalities and technologies based on Quantum Components and Light-driven micro/nano-structuring and fabrication of matter with the goal of having an impact in Quantum Technologies, Metamaterials and Advanced Sensing.
Our research activity is multidisciplinary in what combines cond-mat physics and materials science with laser physics and quantum optics. In this sense, it helps pushing the boundaries of what can be envisaged in emerging fields and technologies that are based on new materials and optics as well as on standard materials rigged out with novel functionalities.
Activity Leader: Cristiano Roberto
The main topics are:
Expertise, Methods & Techniques
- LIDAR and remote optical sensing with particular emphasis to the monitoring of CO2 and many other greenhouse and emission gases that have absorption lines in the near and mid-infrared spectral region and to the development of ringlaser arrays for general relativity effect detection.
- Spectroscopic methods including ultrafast spectroscopy, pump&probe and MOKE techniques, time-resolved spectroscopy, electronic Raman spectroscopy, THz probe spectroscopy for the investigation of superconductors and other innovative materials like organics, graphene, nanocomposites, and low-dimensional materials and interfaces.
Our work is valued by partners across Italy and by many leading international institutions.
Most of the SPIN Units are within the local Universities where collaborations are established. For the activities of this project, Napoli Federico II and Salerno Universities are strongly involved.
In addition, we collaborate with Università degli studi della Campania and Università degli studi di Milano.
We also take advantage of networking with several CNR Institutes: IFN, NANOTEC, IMM, INO and ISASI.
Common research projects in this scientific area are carried out with other national agencies like INRIM, CNISM and INFN.
- Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
- Glasgow Univ. (UK)
- Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
- Tampere University of Technology, Finland
- Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Institute of Electron Technology, Warszawa, Poland
- Laboratoire Kastler Brossel and Univ. P. et M. Curie (Paris, France)
- IPCC The Institute of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, Kiev, Ukraine
- Middle East Technical Univ, Ankara
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Rochester Univ.
- Harvard Univ.
- Hypres, Inc.
- Tianjin Univ, Tianjin Polytechnic Univ. and Tianjin Univ. of Technology and Education
- Beijing Research Institute of Telemetry
- Southeast Univ., Nanjing
- CAS-SIMIT Shanghai; BRIT; Southeast Univ., Nanjing.
- Saitama Univ.
- AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tsukuba)
- Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology.