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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  • PLANT: A Method for Detecting Changes of Slope in Noisy Trajectories 

    Sosa-Costa, Alberto; Piechocka, Izabela K.; Gardini, Lucia; Pavone, Francesco S.; Capitanio, Marco; Garcia-Parajo, Maria F.; Manzo, Carlo (ScienceDirect, 2018-05-08)
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    Time traces obtained from a variety of biophysical experiments contain valuable information on underlying processes occurring at the molecular level. Accurate quantification of these data can help explain the details of ...
  • Unravelling the Metabolic Progression of Breast Cancer Cells to Bone Metastasis by Coupling Raman Spectroscopy and a Novel Use of Mcr-Als Algorithm 

    Marro, Monica; Nieva, Claudia; Juan, Anna de; Sierra, Angels (ACS, 2018-03-28)
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    Raman spectroscopy (RS) has shown promise as a tool to reveal biochemical changes that occur in cancer processes at the cellular level. However, when analyzing clinical samples, RS requires improvements to be able to resolve ...
  • Imaging Nanometer Phase Coexistence at Defects During the Insulator−Metal Phase Transformation in VO2 Thin Films by Resonant Soft X‑ray Holography 

    Vidas, Luciana; Günther, Christian M.; Miller, Timothy A.; Pfau, Bastian; Perez-Salinas, Daniel; Martínez, Elías; Schneider, Michael; Guehers, Erik; Gargiani, Pierluigi; Valvidares, Manuel; Marvel, Robert E.; Hallman, Kent A.; Haglund, Richard F.; Eisebitt, Stefan; Wall, Simon (ACS, 2018-05-16)
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    We use resonant soft X-ray holography to image the insulator−metal phase transition in vanadium dioxide with element and polarization specificity and nanometer spatial resolution. We observe that nanoscale inhomogeneity ...
  • Singly-Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator Based on Orientation-Patterned Gallium Phosphide 

    Ye, Hanyu; Chaitanya Kumar, S.; Wei, Junxiong; Schunemann, P. G.; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. (OSA, 2018-03-26)
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    We report a pulsed singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator based on orientation-patterned gallium phosphide pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The mid-IR idler can be tuned across 2.8-3.1 μm with an average power of 20 mW.
  • Multimilliwatt, tunable, continuous‐wave, mid‐infrared generation across 4.6‐4.7 m based on orientation‐patterned gallium phosphide 

    Devi, Kavita; Padhye, A.; Schunemann, P. G.; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. (OSA, 2018-05-06)
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    We report the generation of tunable continuous-wave (cw) mid-infrared (mid-IR) radiation across 4608–4694 nm using the new nonlinear material, orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP). By exploiting difference-frequency ...
  • Energy-dependent path of dissipation in nanomechanical resonators 

    Güttinger, Johannes; Noury, Adrien; Weber, Peter; Martin Eriksson, Axel; Lagoin, Camille; Moser, Joel; Eichler, Christopher; Wallraff, Andreas; Isacsson, Andreas; Bachtold, Adrian (Nature, 2017-05-15)
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    Energy decay plays a central role in a wide range of phenomena1,2,3, such as optical emission, nuclear fission, and dissipation in quantum systems. Energy decay is usually described as a system leaking energy irreversibly ...
  • Enhanced graphene nonlinear response through geometrical plasmon focusing 

    Saavedra, J. R. M.; García de Abajo, F. Javier (AIP, 2018-01-01)
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    We propose a simple approach to couple light into graphene plasmons and focus these excitations at focal spots of a size determined by the plasmon wavelength, thus producing high optical field enhancement that boosts the ...
  • Transient nonlinear plasmonics in nanostructured graphene 

    COX, JOEL D.; GARCÍA DE ABAJO, F. JAVIER (OSA, 2018-04-06)
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    Plasmons in highly doped graphene offer the means to dramatically enhance light absorption in the atomically thin material. Ultimately the absorbed light energy induces an increase in electron temperature, accompanied by ...
  • Structural Coloring of Glass Using Dewetted Nanoparticles and Ultrathin Films of Metals 

    Yu, Renwen; Mazumder, Prantik; Borrelli, Nick F.; Carrilero, Albert; Ghosh, Dhriti S.; Maniyara, Rinu A.; Baker, David; García de Abajo, F. Javier; Pruneri, Valerio (ACS, 2016-04-22)
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    Metal nanoparticles have been used for coloring glass since antiquity. Colors are produced by light scattering and absorption associated with plasmon resonances of the particles. Recently, dewetting at high temperature has ...
  • Breaking the Open-Circuit Voltage Deficit Floor in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells through Synergistic Ligand and Architecture Engineering 

    Pradhan, Santanu; Stavrinadis, Alexandros; Gupta, Shuchi; Christodoulou, Sotirios; Konstantatos, Gerasimos (ACS, 2017-05-24)
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    To realize the full potential of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) based solar cells, it is important to address the issue of large open-circuit voltage (VOC) deficit which is a major roadblock in reaching higher efficiencies. ...
  • Dry transfer of graphene to dielectrics and flexible substrates using polyimide as a transparent and stable intermediate layer 

    Marchena, Miriam; Wagner, Frederic; Arliguie, Therese; Zhu, Bin; Johnson, Benedict; Fernández, Manuel; Chen, Tong Lai; Chang, Theresa; Lee, Robert; Pruneri, Valerio; Mazumder, Prantik (IOP, 2018-04-30)
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    We demonstrate the direct transfer of graphene from Cu foil to glass and flexible substrates such as PET, using polyimide (PI) mixed with an aminosilane (3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane) or only PI, respectively, as intermediate ...
  • Split, but still attached 

    Cavalcanti, Daniel (Science, 2018-04-27)
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    Recent years have witnessed the beginning of the second quantum revolution, in which an impressive degree of control over quantum systems has led to several applications in quantum communication, computation, and sensing, ...

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