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

  • Extraordinary linear dynamic range in laser-defined functionalized graphene photodetectors 

    Sanctis, Adolfo De; Jones, Gareth F.; Wehenkel, Dominique J.; Bezares, Francisco; Koppens, Frank H. L.; Craciun, Monica F.; Russo, Saverio (Science, 2017-05-26)
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    Graphene-based photodetectors have demonstrated mechanical flexibility, large operating bandwidth, and broadband spectral response. However, their linear dynamic range (LDR) is limited by graphene’s intrinsic hot-carrier ...
  • Double-layer graphene for enhanced tunable infrared plasmonics 

    Rodrigo, Daniel; Tittl, Andreas; Lima, Odeta; García de Abajo, Francisco Javier; Pruneri, Valerio; Altug, Hatice (Nature, 2017-06-02)
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    Graphene is emerging as a promising material for photonic applications owing to its unique optoelectronic properties. Graphene supports tunable, long-lived and extremely confined plasmons that have great potential for ...
  • Nanosecond difference-frequency-generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide 

    WEI, JUNXIONG; CHAITANYA KUMAR, S.; YE, HANYU; DEVI, KAVITA; SCHUNEMANN, PETER G.; EBRAHIM-ZADEH, M. (OSA, 2017-05-31)
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    We report a tunable, single-pass, pulsed nanosecond difference-frequency generation (DFG) source based on the new semiconductor nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). The DFG source is realized ...
  • Depth sensitivity of frequency domain optical measurements in diffusive media 

    BINZONI, TIZIANO; SASSAROLI, ANGELO; TORRICELLI, ALESSANDRO; SPINELLI, LORENZO; FARINA, ANDREA; DURDURAN, TURGUT; CAVALIER, STEFANO; PIFFERI, ANTONIO; MARTELLI, FABRIZIO (OSA, 2017-06-01)
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    The depth sensitivity functions for AC amplitude, phase (PH) and DC intensity signals have been obtained in the frequency domain (where the source amplitude is modulated at radio-frequencies) by making use of analytical ...
  • Sphingolipid metabolic flow controls phosphoinositide turnover at the trans Golgi network 

    Capasso, Serena; Sticco, Lucia; Rizzo, Riccardo; Pirozzi, Marinella; Russo, Domenico; Dathan, Nina A.; Campelo, Felix; Galen, Josse van; Hölttä-Vuori, Maarit; Turacchio, Gabriele; Hausser, Angelika; Malhotra, Vivek; Riezman, Isabelle; Riezman, Howard; Ikonen, Elina; Luberto, Chiara; Parashuraman, Seetharaman; Luini, Alberto; Angelo, Giovanni D (Embo press, 2017-04-10)
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    Sphingolipids are membrane lipids, which are globally required for eukaryotic life. Sphingolipid composition varies among endomembranes with pre- and post-Golgi compartments being poor and rich in sphingolipids, respectively. ...
  • Sphingomyelin metabolism controls the shape and function of the Golgi cisternae 

    Campelo, Felix; Galen, Josse van; Turacchio, Gabriele; Parashuraman, Seetharaman; Kozlov, Michael M.; Garcia-Parajo, Maria F.; Malhotra, Vivek (eLife Sciences Publications, 2017-05-13)
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    The flat Golgi cisterna is a highly conserved feature of eukaryotic cells, but how is this morphology achieved and is it related to its function in cargo sorting and export? A physical model of cisterna morphology led us ...
  • Optically levitated nanoparticle as a model system for stochastic bistable dynamics 

    Ricci, F.; Rica, R. A.; Spasenovic, M.; Gieseler, J.; Rondin, L.; Novotny, L.; Quidant, Romain (Nature, 2017-05-09)
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    Nano-mechanical resonators have gained an increasing importance in nanotechnology owing to their contributions to both fundamental and applied science. Yet, their small dimensions and mass raises some challenges as their ...
  • High-Resolution Morphological Approach to Analyse Elastic Laminae Injuries of the Ascending Aorta in a Murine Model of Marfan Syndrome 

    López-Guimet, Júlia; Andilla, Jordi; Loza-Álvarez, Pablo; Egea, Gustavo (Nature, 2017-05-04)
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    In Marfan syndrome, the tunica media is disrupted, which leads to the formation of ascending aortic aneurysms. Marfan aortic samples are histologically characterized by the fragmentation of elastic laminae. However, ...
  • Ultrasensitive Label-Free Nanosensing and High-Speed Tracking of Single Proteins 

    Liebel, Matz; Hugall, James T.; Hulst, Niek F van (ACS, 2016-01-17)
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    : Label-free detection, analysis, and rapid tracking of nanoparticles is crucial for future ultrasensitive sensing applications, ranging from understanding of biological interactions to the study of size-dependent ...
  • Intensity dependences of the nonlinear optical excitation of plasmons in graphene 

    Constant, T. J.; Hornett, S. M.; Chang, D. E.; Hendry, E. (The Royal Society, 2017-02-20)
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    Recently, we demonstrated an all-optical coupling scheme for plasmons, which takes advantage of the intrinsic nonlinear optical response of graphene. Frequency mixing using free-space, visible light pulses generates ...

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