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Prof. Glenn Boreman visits UMH and talks about how Photonics lights the world


2017 SPIE President Prof. Glenn Boreman has visited University Miguel Hernandez on May 21st, 2018, as part of his visit to Spain to participate at the events of the International Day of Light. Prof. Boreman is Chair of the Department of Physics and Optical Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Director of the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications.

He delivered the conference How Photonics lights the world at the Politechnical School of Elche, with great success of audience of professors and students. Below, with Augusto Beléndez (Univ. Alicante), Javier Alda (Univ. Complutense) and Inmaculada Pascual (Univ. Alicante). SPIE Women in Optics planners were handed in to the young attendees to promote optics and photonics.

Glenn Boreman


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Sábado, 26 de mayo de 2018 Sin comentarios

Sirona Valdueza talks about ‘Women, Engineering and Research”


The presentation of Dr. Sirona Valdueza, researcher “Ramon y Cajal” at the Department of Electronics of University of Alcalá and former student of TecnOPTO is now available. This seminar was recorded on February 26th, 2018, in the Workshop “La Ciencia tiene nombre de mujer”


 


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Jueves, 10 de mayo de 2018 Sin comentarios

New paper in Optics & Laser Technology on the use of commercial q-plates at different wavelengths


S plateA new paper in the journal Optics & Laser Technology entitled Spectral performance of a zero-order liquid-crystal polymer commercial q-plate for the generation of vector beams at different wavelengths.

It deals with the use of liquid-crystal polymer q-plates operated at different wavelengths. We show how a broadband spectral characterization allows identifying the wavelengths with retardance values relevant for vector beam generation (ππ/2, and 3π/2). The wavelength is then used as a tuning parameter to change the device performance from the standard half-wave q-plate to a positive or a negative quarter-wave q-plate.

We present a simple procedure to derive the polarization distribution of the generated vector beams, and show that they can produce hybrid vector beams when operated at non-design wavelenths. Therefore, these results could extend the use of commercial q-plates for multicolour vector beam applications.

This work has been done in collaboration with Prof. Jeffrey A. Davis and Isaiah Abella, from San Diego State University.


 


Miércoles, 25 de abril de 2018 Sin comentarios

New paper in Optics & Lasers in Engineering with a self-calibration technique for a LCoS display


OLEA new paper published in Optics & Lasers in Engineering presents an experimental method to calibrate a liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) display by using split-lens configurations displayed on the device. The split-lens directly generates an interference pattern from which the phase modulation is calculated. Additionally, a micro-lens array is displayed on the LCoS, within the same experimental set-up, to implement a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and retrieve the display surface deformation.

This work is entitled LCoS display phase self-calibration method based on diffractive lens schemes, and has been developed by our collaborators at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, with the participation of Ignacio Moreno.


 


Domingo, 18 de marzo de 2018 Sin comentarios

Ignacio Moreno invited speaker at the AOIM XI workshop


AOIMIgnacio Moreno participated as invited speaker in the Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine AOIM XI, organized by Pablo Artal and his group at the University of Murcia, in March 2018, 4-7.

Our latest results on the adaptive generation and detection of vector beams by means of liquid crystal spatial light modulators were presented in the talk entitled “Polarization Diffractive Elements displayed in Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators”.

The workshop had very interesting talks, and a great ambience.

 


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Lunes, 12 de marzo de 2018 Sin comentarios

New paper in Optics Express with a new technique to encode complex-valued holograms onto phase-only displays


ÑA new paper in Optics Express has been published entitled Random technique to encode complex valued holograms with on axis reconstruction onto phase-only displays, by José Luis Martínez-Fuentes and Ignacio Moreno.

This work presents a new technique to encode complex-valued holograms onto a phase-only display, based on a random selection determined by the amplitude level. The proposed technique offers some interesting features like on-axis hologram reconstruction, no iterative calculation, and good efficiency and good computational cost.

We provide here experimental results with computer generated holograms, as well as the generation of Hermite-Gauss and Laguerre-Gauss beams.


 

 


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Miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018 Sin comentarios

New paper in Applied Optics with a q-plates designs with non-linear angular distribution of the principal axis


APPL OPTWe published a new paper in Applied Optics entitled Q-plates with a nonlinear azimuthal distribution of the principal axis: application to encoding binary data. This work has been developed with out colleagues at San Diego State University.

Here we use the optical system developed at SDSU to control two linear polarization components to encode q-plates where the angular orientation of the principal axis is varied spatially with a nonstandard distribution. We consider two cases: first, where the principal axis distribution is like an inverse-tangent function of the azimuth; and second, where it displays linear and flat segments. This last case is proposed as a new method for encoding binary data into the azimuthal lobes of the vector beam.

The use of the spatial light modulator based system allows these new and exotic q-plate designs without the difficulty of fabricating individual plates. Experimental results are presented.


 


Miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018 Sin comentarios

Ignacio Moreno attends Photonics West and signs the agreement between SPIE and SEDOPTICA


SPIE - SEDOPTICAIgnacio Moreno attended Photonics West, in San Francisco, in February 2018, 2nd-7th. An invited talk was presented by Jeffrey A. Davis on our mutual collaboration entitled Polarization state vector beam spectrum analyzer using q-plates encoded onto a spatial light modulator at the SPIE OPTO conference  Complex Light and Optical Forces XII, chaired by Enrique J. Galvez, David L. Andrews, and Jesper Glückstad. A related manuscript is available at the SPIE Proceedings Volume 10549, Complex Light and Optical Forces XII; 105490L (2018). Link

Ignacio Moreno, as the current President of the Spanish Society of Optics – SEDOPTICA, signed the renovation of the collaboration agreement with SPIE. The picture shows Dr. Maryellen Giger, 2018 SPIE President, signing the agreement with Ignacio.


 


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Jueves, 8 de febrero de 2018 Sin comentarios

Asticio Vargas & Fabian Torres from UFRO visit TecnOPTO-UMH


Visita UFROsOur friends Asticio Vargas and Fabián Torres, from Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) in Temuco, Chile, visited TecnOPTO-UMH lab in January 2018.

For two weeks we have been able to work together and continue our fruitful collaboration and develop common research projects. The Spanish-Chilean connection continues.


 


Jueves, 1 de febrero de 2018 Sin comentarios

Our former student Venancio Calero presents his PhD Thesis at FEMTO-ST Institute


VenancioOur former student Venacio Calero, presented his PhD Thesis entitled “Antenne à cristal photonique électro-optique pour la détection de fréquences électromagnétiques”, supervised by María Pilar Bernal and Nadège Courjal at the FEMTO-ST Institute, in Besançon (France), on December 19th, 2017.

Ignacio Moreno attended the defense and participated as a member of the jury.


 

 


Viernes, 5 de enero de 2018 Sin comentarios