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.

Enviaments recents

  • Pre-clinical longitudinal monitoring of hemodynamic response to anti-vascular chemotherapy by hybrid diffuse optics 

    Farzam, Parisa; Johansson, Johannes; Mireles, Miguel; Jiménez-Valerio, Gabriela; Martínez-Lozano, Mar; Choe, Regine; Casanovas, Oriol; Durduran, Turgut (OSA, 2017-04-19)
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    The longitudinal effect of an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) antibody (DC 101) therapy on a xenografted renal cell carcinoma (RCC) mouse model was monitored using hybrid diffuse optics. Two ...
  • STED imaging performance estimation by means of Fourier transform analysis 

    Merino, David; MALLABIABARRENA, ARRATE; ANDILLA, JORDI; ARTIGAS, DAVID; ZIMMERMANN, TIMO; LOZA-ALVAREZ, PABLO (OSA, 2017-04-17)
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    Due to relatively high powers used in STED, biological samples may be affected by the illumination in the process of image acquisition. Similarly, the performance of the system may be limited by the sample itself. ...
  • High-density speckle contrast optical tomography (SCOT) for three dimensional tomographic imaging of the small animal brain 

    Dragojevic, Tanja; Varma, Hari M.; Hollmann, Joseph L.; Valdes, Claudia P.; Culver, Joseph P.; Justicia, Carles; Durduran, Turgut (ScienceDirect, 2017-04-05)
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    High-density speckle contrast optical tomography (SCOT) utilizing tens of thousands of source-detector pairs, was developed for in vivo imaging of blood flow in small animals. The reduction in cerebral blood flow (CBF) due ...
  • Direct growth of 2D and 3D graphene nano-structures over large glass substrates by tuning a sacrificial Cu-template layer 

    Marchena, Miriam; Song, Zhen; Senaratne, Wageesha; Li, Connie; Liu, Xinyuan; Baker, David; Canet Ferrer, Josep; Mazumder, Prantik; Soni, Kamal; Lee, Robert; Pruneri, Valerio (IOP, 2017-03-28)
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    We demonstrate direct growth of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) graphene structures on glass substrates. By starting from catalytic copper nanoparticles of different densities and using chemical vapour ...
  • Polarized cortical tension drives zebrafish epiboly movements 

    Hernández-Vega, Amayra; Marsal, María; Pouille, Philippe-Alexandre; Tosi, Sebastien; Colombelli, Julien; Luque, Tomás; Navajas, Daniel; Pagonabarraga, Ignacio; Martín-Blanco, Enrique (EMBOpress, 2016-11-09)
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    The principles underlying the biomechanics of morphogenesis are largely unknown. Epiboly is an essential embryonic event in which three tissues coordinate to direct the expansion of the blastoderm. How and where forces ...
  • Real-space mapping of tailored sheet and edge plasmons in graphene nanoresonators 

    Nikitin, A. Y.; Alonso-González, P.; Vélez, S.; Mastel, S.; Centeno, A.; Pesquera, A.; Zurutuza, A.; Casanova, F.; Hueso, L. E.; Koppens, F. H. L.; Hillenbrand, R. (2016-03-21)
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    Plasmons in graphene nanoresonators have many potential applications in photonics and optoelectronics, including room-temperature infrared and terahertz photodetectors, sensors, reflect arrays or modulators1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...
  • Monolithic CIGS-Perovskite Tandem Cell for an Optimal Light Harvesting Without Current Matching 

    Mantilla-Perez, Paola; Feurer, Thomas; Correa-Baena, Juan-Pablo; Liu, Quan; Colodrero, Silvia; Toudert, Johann; Saliba, Michael; Buecheler, Stephan; Hagfeldt, Anders; Tiwari, Ayodhya N.; Martorell, Jordi (ACS, 2017-03-23)
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    We present a novel monolithic architecture for optimal light harvesting in multijunction thin film solar cells. In the configuration we consider, formed by a perovskite (PVK) cell overlying a CIGS cell, the current extracted ...
  • Anisotropy-Induced Photonic Bound States in the Continuum 

    Gomis-Bresco, Jordi; Arigas, David; Torner Sabata, Lluis (Nature, 2017-03-20)
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    Bound states in the continuum (BICs) are radiationless localized states embedded in the part of the parameter space that otherwise corresponds to radiative modes. Many decades after their original prediction1, 2, 3 and ...
  • Photo-FETs: phototransistors enabled by 2D and 0D nanomaterials 

    Kufer, Dominik; Konstantatos, Gerasimos (ACS, 2016-10-27)
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    The large diversity of applications in our daily lives that rely on photodetection technology requires photodetectors with distinct properties. The choice of an adequate photodetecting system depends on its application, ...
  • Outdoor operation of small-molecule organic photovoltaics 

    Burlingame, Quinn; Zanotti, Gloria; Ciammaruchi, Laura; Katz, Eugene A.; Forrest, Stephen R. (ScienceDirect, 2017-02-01)
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    We measure the diurnal dependence of the operating characteristics of tetraphenyldibenzoperiflanthene (DBP):C70 planar-mixed heterojunction small-molecule organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells with 2,2′,2″-(1,3,5-benzenitryl ...

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