ICFO is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of knowledge in Photonics, namely the science and technology of harnessing Light. Light, especially laser light, is one of the major enabling technologies currently available to humankind. Our research thrusts target the global forefront of photonics, and aim to tackle important challenges faced by society at large. We focus on current and future problems in Health, Energy, Information, Safety, Security and caring for the Environment.

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  • Optical parametric generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide 

    Ye, Hanyu; Chaitanya Kumar, S.; WEI, JUNXIONG; SCHUNEMANN, P. G; EBRAHIM-ZADEH, Majid (OSA, 2017-09-15)
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    We report an optical parametric generator (OPG) based on the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). Pumped by a 𝑄Q-switched nanosecond Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm with 25 kHz pulse repetition ...
  • Light control of orbital domains: case of the prototypical manganite La0.5Sr1.5MnO4 

    Miller, Timothy; Gensch, Michael; Wall, Simon (IOP, 2016-11-14)
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    Control of electronic and structural ordering in correlated materials on the ultrafast timescale with light is a new and emerging approach to disentangle the complex interplay of the charge, spin, orbital and structural ...
  • Effects of fullerene on lipid bilayers displaying different liquid ordering: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics study 

    Sastre, Judit; Mannelli, Ilaria; Reigada, Ramon (ScienceDirect, 2017-08-02)
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    Background The toxic effects and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and in particular of Fullerene particles, are matters of serious concern. It has been reported that fullerene molecules enter the cell membrane and ...
  • Next Generation Driver for Attosecond and Laser-plasma Physics 

    Rivas, D. E.; Borot, A.; Cardenas, D. E.; Marcus, G.; Gu, X.; Herrmann, D.; Xu, J.; Tan, J.; Kormin, D.; Ma, G.; Dallari, W.; Tsakiris, G. D.; Földes, I. B.; Chou, S.-w.; Weidman, M.; Bergues, B.; Wittmann, T.; Schröder, H.; Tzallas, P.; Charalambidis, D.; Razskazovskaya, O.; Pervak, V.; Krausz, F.; Veisz, L. (Nature, 2017-07-12)
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    The observation and manipulation of electron dynamics in matter call for attosecond light pulses, routinely available from high-order harmonic generation driven by few-femtosecond lasers. However, the energy limitation of ...
  • Circumventing UV light induced nano-morphology disorder to achieve long lifetime PTB7-Th:PCBM based solar cells 

    Liu, Quan; Toudert, Johann; Liu, Feng; Mantilla-Perez, Paola; Montes Bajo, Miguel; Russell, Thomas P.; Martorell, Jordi (Wiley, 2017-07-17)
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    Large area flexible electronics rely on organic or hybrid materials prone to degradation limiting the device lifetime. For many years, photo-oxidation has been thought to be one of the major degradation pathways. However, ...
  • In situ electrical and thermal monitoring of printed electronics by two-photon mapping 

    Pastorelli, Francesco; Accanto, Nicolò; Jørgensen, Mikkel; Hulst, Niek F van; Krebs, Frederik C. (Nature, 2017-06-19)
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    Printed electronics is emerging as a new, large scale and cost effective technology that will be disruptive in fields such as energy harvesting, consumer electronics and medical sensors. The performance of printed electronic ...
  • Room-temperature, rapidly tunable, green-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator 

    Devi, Kavita; Ebrahim-Zadeh, Majid (OSA, 2017-06-29)
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    We report the first realization of a stable, room-temperature, green-pumped cw OPO using fan-out-grating MgO:sPPLT, providing rapid, continuous and wide-tuning across 734-1929nm, 2.2W of output-power, frequency-stability ...
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction imaging of bond breaking in di-ionized acetylene 

    Wolter, B.; Pullen, M. G.; Le, A.-T.; Baudisch, M.; Doblhoff-Dier, K.; Senftleben, A.; Hemmer, M.; Schröter, C. D.; Ullrich, J.; Pfeifer, T.; Moshammer, R.; Gräfe, S.; Vendrell, O.; Lin, C. D.; Biegert, J. (Science, 2016-10-16)
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    Visualizing chemical reactions as they occur requires atomic spatial and femtosecond temporal resolution. Here, we report imaging of the molecular structure of acetylene (C2H2) 9 femtoseconds after ionization. Using ...
  • Ultrashort pulse generation in the mid-IR 

    Pires, H.; Baudisch, M.; Sanchez, D.; Hemmer, M.; Biegert, Jens (Elsevier, 2015-09-01)
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    Recent developments in laser sources operating in the mid-IR (3–8μm) have been motivated by the numerous possibilities for both fundamental and applied research. One example is the ability to unambiguously detect pollutants ...
  • Three-wave mixing mediated femtosecond pulse compression in BBO 

    Grün, A.; Austin, Dane R.; Cousin, Seth L.; Biegert, Jens (OSA, 2015-10-15)
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    Nonlinear pulse compression mediated by three-wave mixing is demonstrated for ultrashort Ti:sapphire pulses in a type II phase-matched 𝛽�β-barium borate (BBO) crystal using noncollinear geometry. 170 μJ pulses at 800 nm ...

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