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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  • Interference with Clp protease impairs carotenoid accumulation during tomato fruit ripening 

    Andrea, Lucio D’; Simon-Moya, Miguel; Llorente, Briardo; Llamas, Ernesto; Loza-Alvarez, Pablo; Li, Li; Rodriguez-Concepcion, Manuel (Society for Experimental Biology, 2018-01-29)
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    Profound metabolic and structural changes are required for fleshy green fruits to ripen and become colorful and tasty. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), fruit ripening involves the differentiation of chromoplasts, specialized ...
  • Transcriptome analysis in tissue sectors with contrasting crocins accumulation provides novel insights into apocarotenoid biosynthesis and regulation during chromoplast biogenesis 

    Ahrazem, O.; Argandoña, J.; Fiore, A.; Aguado, C.; Luján, R.; Rubio-Moraga, A.; Marro, M.; Araujo-Andrade, C.; Loza-Alvarez, P.; Diretto, G.; Gómez-Gómez, L. (Nature, 2018-02-12)
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    Crocins, the red soluble apocarotenoids of saffron, accumulate in the flowers of Crocus species in a developmental and tissue-specific manner. In Crocus sieberi, crocins accumulate in stigmas but also in a distinct yellow ...
  • Performance characterization of mid-infrared difference-frequency-generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide 

    WEI, JUNXIONG; kumar, S. Chaitanya; Ye, Hanyu; Schunemann, P. G.; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. (OSA, 2018-02-08)
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    We present a detailed characterization of the optical properties of the recently developed nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP), by performing difference-frequency-generation experiments in ...
  • Concurrent measurement of cerebral hemodynamics and electroencephalography during transcranial direct current stimulation 

    Giovannella, Martina; Ibañez, David; Gregori-Pla, Clara; Kacprzak, Michal; Mitjà, Guillem; Ruffini, Giulio; Durduran, Turgut (SPIE, 2018-01-25)
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    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is currently being used for research and treatment of some neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as for improvement of cognitive functions. In order to better ...
  • Picosecond difference-frequency-generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide 

    Casals, J.; Parsa, S.; Chaitanya Kumar, S.; Devi, K.; Schunemann, P. G.; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. (OSA, 2017-08-07)
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    We report the generation of tunable high-repetition-rate picosecond radiation in the mid-infrared using the new quasi-phase-matched nonlinear material of orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). The source is ...
  • Plasmonic Nanocavity Coupling 

    Hugall, James T.; Singh, Anshuman; Hulst, Niek F. van (ACS, 2018-01-08)
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    The large losses of plasmonic nanocavities, orders of magnitude beyond those of photonic dielectric cavities, places them, perhaps surprisingly, as exceptional enhancers of single emitter light‐matter interactions. The ...
  • Conjugated polymers as functional hole selective layers in efficient metal halide perovskite solar cells 

    Colodrero, Silvia (AIMS Press, 2017-08-29)
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    Interface engineering is still an open question to be solved in the emerging field of metal halide perovskite solar cells. Although impressive advances have been already made in controlling the composition and the quality ...
  • Time-resolved near infrared light propagation using frequency domain superposition 

    Wojtkiewicz, Stanislaw; Durduran, Turgut; Dehghani, Hamid (OSA, 2017-12-04)
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    Time-resolved temporal point spread function (TPSF) measurement of near infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) data allows the estimation of absorption and reduced scattering properties of biological tissues. Such analysis requires ...
  • Compact, multi-exposure speckle contrast optical spectroscopy (SCOS) device for measuring deep tissue blood flow 

    Dragojević, Tanja; Hollmann, Joseph L.; Tamborini, Davide; Portaluppi, Davide; Buttafava, Mauro; Culver, Joseph P.; Villa, Federica; Durduran, Turgut (OSA, 2017-12-20)
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    Speckle contrast optical spectroscopy (SCOS) measures absolute blood flow in deep tissue, by taking advantage of multi-distance (previously reported in the literature) or multi-exposure (reported here) approach. This method ...
  • Two-Color Dark-Field (TCDF) microscopy for metal nanoparticles imaging inside cells 

    Rodriguez-Fajardo, Valeria; Sanz, Vanesa; Miguel, Ignacio de; Berthelot, Johann; Aćimović, Srdjan; Porcar-Guezenec , Rafael; Quidant , Romain (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018-01-17)
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    Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) supporting localized surface plasmon resonances are widely used in the context of biotechnology as optical and absorption contrast agents with great potential applicability to both diagnostics ...
  • Optimum morphology of gold nanorods for light-induced hyperthermia 

    Morales- Dalmau, J.; Vilches, C.; Miguel, I. De; Sanz, V.; Quidant, R. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017-12-26)
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    Owing to their unique chemical and physical properties, colloidal gold nanoparticles have prompted a wide variety of biocompatible nano-agents for cancer imaging, diagnosis and treatment. In this context, biofunctionalized ...
  • Synaptic phosphorylated a-synuclein in dementia with Lewy bodies 

    Colom-Cadena, Martí; Pegueroles, Jordi; Herrmann, Abigail G.; Henstridge, Christopher M.; Muñoz, Laia; Querol-Vilaseca, Marta; San Martin, Carla; Luque-Cabecerans, Joan; Clarimon, Jordi; Belbin, Olivia; Nuñez-Llaves, Raúl; Blesa, Rafael; Smith, Colin; McKenzie, Chris-Anne; Frosch, Matthew P.; Roe, Allyson; Fortea, Juan; Andilla, Jordi; Loza-Alvarez, Pablo; Gelpi, Ellen; Hyman, Bradley T.; Spires-Jone, Tara L.; Lleó, Alberto (Oxford, 2017-11-23)
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    Dementia with Lewy bodies is characterized by the accumulation of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the CNS, both of which are composed mainly of aggregated a-synuclein phosphorylated at Ser129. Although phosphorylated ...

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