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María del Mar Sánchez gives a talk on q-plates at the Meeting of the Royal Spanish Physical Society


RSEFMaría del Mar Sanchez gave a talk about the generation of vectors beams with q-plate devices at the Meeting of the Royal Spanish Physical Society held in Santiago de Compostela in July 2017, 17th-21st, within the Symposium of Quantum & Non-linear Optics.

In this presentation, Maria del Mar reviewed some of our recent works. In the first part of the talk she presented the  performance of q-plates, and their combination to build other effective q-plates. In the second part she described the  implementation of q-plates on spatial light modulators, as well as their combination with axicon elements to create vector Bessel beams where both the topological charge and the polarization state vary upon propagation.


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Jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017 Sin comentarios

Pascuala García presents an SLM based optical microscope at the SPIE Optical Metrology Conference in Munich


SPIE PasPascuala Garcia presented the communication entitled “On axis programmable microscope using liquid crystal spatial light modulator” at the SPIE Optical Metrology Conference, held in Munich in June 25th to 29th, 2007.

In her presentation, she showed an optical microscope system we have developed, that includes an LCOS SLM display to perform opto-digital filtering on-axis. We use a Hamamatsu SLM, free of flickering, which can be tuned to fully eliminate the zero order component of the encoded diffractive filter, therefore making use of the full space-bandwidth. The system was demonstrated by implementing different optical processing operations based on phase-only gratings such as phase-contrast, band-pass filtering, additive and subtractive imaging, or Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) imaging.

A related manuscript is available at the SPIE Proceedings in Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials III, edited by Pietro Ferraro, Simonetta Grilli, Monika Ritsch-Marte, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 10333, 103330Q (2017). Link

 


Viernes, 21 de julio de 2017 Sin comentarios

Prof. Kristiaan Neyts visits TecnOpto-UMH


We were very pleased that Prof. Kristiaan Neyts, Head of the Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group from the Ghent University, accepted our invitation to come to Elche and impart a seminar on liquid crystals in the frame of the 3rd TECNIT PhD Workshop of our university, held in March 29th.

You can access to his seminar  LIQUID CRYSTALS: ROTATING MOLECULES FOR TUNABLE OPTICS here:


Martes, 11 de abril de 2017 Sin comentarios

Ignacio Moreno attends the 6th Workshop LCP in Ljubljana


lcp-ljbljanaIgnacio Moreno attended the 6th International Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics – WLCP2016, that was held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from September 14th to 16th.

In this workshop he gave an invited talk entitled “Liquid-crystal spatial light modulator based optical ac¡architecture for the full polarization modulation – Application to encode optical polarization devices”.

The LCP workshop is always particularly friendly to attend, after our organization in 2010 in Elche.

The picture shows Ignacio with our friends Juan Campos and Angel Lizana, from Autonomous University of Barcelona, who also attended the conference.

 


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Viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016 Sin comentarios

María del Mar Sánchez participates at the II Workshop on Women in Engineering at University Rey Juan Carlos


Mujeres en IngenieríaOn May 18th 2016, María del Mar Sánchez participated in the II Workshop on Women in Science & Engineering, held at the Politechnical School of Experimental Sciences & Technology, at University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), Madrid.

Organized by Prof. Beatriz Romero, from URJC, this workshop is intended to encourage women to follow a career in science or engineering.

María del Mar participated with the conference entitled “Women researchers in Light and in Light Technologies – Investigadoras en la luz y en las tecnologías de la luz”.

 


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Lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016 Sin comentarios

Ignacio Moreno talks about Photonics at the XVII IEEE Spanish Student Branch Meeting


 

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Ignacio Moreno gave the invited talk entitled “Photonic Technologies: Essential told for current engineering”, at the XVII IEEE Spanish Student Branch Meeting, held in UMH – Elche. This meeting is organized by the IEEE Student Branchs in Spain, and this year it has been organized by the UMH IEEE Student Branch in April 7th to 10th.

During his presentation, Ignacio talked about all the possibilities that Optics & Photonics offer in the different areas of modern engineering, from fiber optics in communications, lasers of industrial applications, LEDs sources for lighting, or biomedical optical applications.

The picture shows Ignacio with Jonatan Ramón, the president of the UMH Branch, at the end of the talk, with a gift given to the speaker.


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Viernes, 6 de mayo de 2016 Sin comentarios

Ignacio Moreno presents an invited conference at SPIE Photonics Europe 2016


epeIgnacio Moreno presents an invited communication at the meeting SPIE Photonics Europe held in Brussels in April 2016.

The communication is entitled “Production of arbitrary polarized light beams with a liquid crystal spatial modulator”, and it was presented within the session Optical Micro- and Nanometrology. This communication reviews our recent advances in the design of polarization diffractive optical elements encoded onto a spatial light modulador system.


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Sábado, 9 de abril de 2016 Sin comentarios

Prof. Juan Campos visits TecnOpto Lab and imparts a seminar on polarimetry


Juan CamposOur friend Prof. Juan Campos, from the Department of Physics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) visited us on March 3rd and 4rth, 2016. Juan is the leader researcher in the national research projects we develop in collaboration.

Juan came to Elche to participate in the 3rd edition of the PhD Workshop of TECNIT – the Doctorate Program in Industrial & Telecommunications of UMH. He participated at the workshop by giving a talk entitled ADVANCES IN OPTICAL POLARIMETRY: DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS. This talk can be viewed at the above link.


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Sábado, 19 de marzo de 2016 Sin comentarios

Pascuala Garcia and Maria del Mar Sanchez with Jocelyn Bell at the University of Valencia


JBellPascuala Garcia and Maria del Mar Sanchez met Jocelyn Bell at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia.

Dr. Bell, renown astrophysicist famous for the discovery of pulsars, was invited to Valencia to give a conference within the cycle of seminars of the Faculty of Physics. Dr. Bell was one of the women selected for the Exhibition Women in Light Science and Light Technology. This exhibition coordinated by Pascuala García, and with the participation of María del Mar Sánchez, has been developed by members of the Group of Women in Physics of RSEF –  Real Sociedad Española de Física, and from SEDOPTICA – Sociedad Española de Óptica.

The exhibition was inaugurated in September 2015 at the SEDOPTICA meeting XI Reunión Nacional de Óptica, held in Salamanca, and it has been exhibited at many different locations, including the University of Valencia, and the University Miguel Hernandez, where it can now be visited at the hall of the building Arenales, until April 11th, 2016.


Sábado, 12 de marzo de 2016 Sin comentarios

María M. Sánchez-López and Ignacio Moreno attend the SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference in San Diego


LogoMaría M. Sánchez-López and Ignacio Moreno attend the meeting SPIE Optics & Photonics held in San Diego during August 2015, 9th to 13th.

The oral communication entitled “Spectral characterization and tuning with liquid-crystal retarders” was presented within the session Optics and Photonics for Information Processing IX. The proceedings of this presentation can be found at Proc. SPIE 9598, 95980E (September 9, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2188629 link

 


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Domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2015 Sin comentarios