nanophotonics

Nanophotonics

RESEARCH

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DESCRIPTION

Photonics technologies can be used to improve our understanding of live at the molecular scale and to develop innovative and sustainable technologies for a safe, healthy and energy efficient society.

The Nanophotonics department at INL performs cutting-edge research and development in the area of photonics: the science of generation, manipulation, and detection of light. We are an interdisciplinary research team working in the fields of non-invasive photonics-based spectroscopy and imaging technologies for materials science, (molecular) biology and nanomedicine whilst reaching optical super-resolution and deep tissue imaging regimes; we employ and develop nanostructured materials with engineered light-matter properties creating innovation potentials in technologies ranging from (bio-)sensing, LEDs, solar cells to quantum sensing and information technologies. Furthermore, we explore nonlinear photonics techniques to fabricate 3D micro- and nanostructured materials, such as photonic crystals; implants and microfluidic devices.

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Our state-of-the-art Nanophotonics & Bioimaging user facility provides commercial and unique INL in-house developed advanced optical spectroscopy and (bio-) imaging technologies (linear, dynamic, nonlinear spectroscopies, advanced fluorescence-based confocal and super resolution imaging technologies, combined microscopies etc.) and is open-access*.

* For further information please contact: nanobiophotonics@inl.int

RESEARCH GROUPS

Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics Group

The  “Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics” group is devoted to the study of light-matter interactions and its use to develop technologies that impact the societal challenges ageing & wellbeing, safe & secure society as well as an urban & mobile society.

We are using optical labels to track smart drug delivery systems and other innovative nanomaterials in interaction with cells and biological tissues using advanced fluorescence and nonlinear spectroscopy.

We use and develop new imaging techniques such as super-resolution microscopy techniques and light sources, such as quantum and plasmonic LEDs.

Our femtosecond laser sources can be used for laser-based micro-nanofabrication, e.g. of photonics crystals and 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Nonlinear multi-photon FLIM imaging modes are developed for deep tissue and cell metabolic studies.

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For more information on our group activities please contact  Jana B. Nieder.

Natural and Artificial Photonic Structures and Devices Group

Light matter interaction is the basis of some of the most fascinating phenomena in nature. It is also key for cutting edge technologies making photonics one of the most thriving industries worldwide.  At NAPSD we use a highly multidisciplinary approach to investigate novel strategies for the manipulation of light matter interactions based on micro and nano-structuration. We are also passionate about biological photonic system, in particular those with implications for light harvesting in nature.  Our research is built upon a strong background in optics characterization and photonics modelling and design.

 

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

jananieder

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Nanophotonics & Bioimaging User Facility provides a comprehensive set of high-end commercial solutions for imaging and optical spectroscopy suited for the characterization of biological samples and the characterization of new materials.

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DESCRIPTION

Photonics technologies can be used to improve our understanding of live at the molecular scale and to develop innovative and sustainable technologies for a safe, healthy and energy efficient society.

The Nanophotonics department at INL performs cutting-edge research and development in the area of photonics: the science of generation, manipulation, and detection of light. We are an interdisciplinary research team working in the fields of non-invasive photonics-based spectroscopy and imaging technologies for materials science, (molecular) biology and nanomedicine whilst reaching optical super-resolution and deep tissue imaging regimes; we employ and develop nanostructured materials with engineered light-matter properties creating innovation potentials in technologies ranging from (bio-)sensing, LEDs, solar cells to quantum sensing and information technologies. Furthermore, we explore nonlinear photonics techniques to fabricate 3D micro- and nanostructured materials, such as photonic crystals; implants and microfluidic devices.nanophotonics

Our state-of-the-art Nanophotonics flagship facility provides commercial and unique INL in-house developed advanced optical spectroscopy and (bio-)imaging technologies (linear, dynamic, nonlinear spectroscopies, advanced fluorescence-based confocal and super resolution imaging technologies, combined microscopies etc.) and is open-access*.

* For further information please contact: nanobiophotonics@inl.int

RESEARCH GROUPS

The “Ultrafast Bio- and Nanophotonics” group is devoted to the study of fundamental and applied light – matter interactions that can be used to make advances in cell biology and nanomedicine fields and for the development of energy efficient photonic technologies such as quantum and plasmonic LEDs.

We use advanced photonics technologies furthermore to characetrise and track live cell responses towards smart nanodrug delivery systems that have the potential to improve cancer therapeutics tools and methods.

Besides using more established super-resolution microscopy techniques such as direct Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (dSTORM), one of our main focus is to develop new super-resolution and nonlinear imaging techniques.

Our femtosecond laser sources can be used for lased based micro-nanofabrication, e.g. of biomimetic 3D models and a multi-photon microscope is developed for the study of nonlinear effects in nanoparticles, as well as, for deep tissue imaging purposes.

A new lab on the study of natural and artificial photonic structures and devices is developed by Martin Lopez-Garcia.

View Ultrafast Bio- and Nanobiophotonics Group

For more information on our group activities please contact  Jana B. Nieder.

Natural and Artificial Photonic Structures and Devices Group

Light matter interaction is the basis of some of the most fascinating phenomena in nature. It is also key for cutting edge technologies making photonics one of the most thriving industries worldwide.  At NAPSD we use a highly multidisciplinary approach to investigate novel strategies for the manipulation of light matter interactions based on micro and nano-structuration. We are also passionate about biological photonic system, in particular those with implications for light harvesting in nature.  Our research is built upon a strong background in optics characterization and photonics modelling and design.

 

View Natural and Artificial Photonic Structures and Devices Group

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

jananieder

Jana Neider

jana.nieder@inl.int
tel. +351 253 140 112

Nanophotonics & Bioimaging User Facility provides a comprehensive set of high-end commercial solutions for imaging and optical spectroscopy suited for the characterization of biological samples and the characterization of new materials.

WE ARE HIRING!

We are hiring a Facility Manager for Advanced Microscopy and Bioimaging. Apply here until February 18th 2018.

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RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoeng
Lifescience
quandmat
Nanophotonics
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