Conference communications



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.




Pascuala 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.

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




wlcp2016Ignacio 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 presented an invited talk entitled “Liquid-crystal spatial light modulator based optical architecture for the full polarization modulation – Application to encode optical polarization devices”.







LogoMaría del Mar Sánchez and Ignacio Moreno attended the meeting SPIE Optics & Photonics held in San Diego during August 18th to September 1st 2016.

We presented two communications. María presented the invited communication entitled “Outreach activities on light science and technology at TecnOpto-UMH during the International Year of Light” at the conference Optics Education and Outreach IV. This communication reviewed all the activities we developed to commemorate the IYL. The corresponding proceedings can be found at: link.

And Ignacio presented the communication entitled “Physical and encoded Q-plates for the generation of switchable vector beams” at the conference Laser Beam Shaping XVII. This presentation reviewed our recent studies with q-plate devices. The corresponding proceedings can be found at: link.


Light & Color

Ignacio Moreno presented a communication at the international meeting Light & Color in Nature held in Granada in May-June 2016.

The communication was entitled “Eclipsed sunrise and other optical effects captured by MUDIC group of astronomy”, and it presented some of the pictures of optica phenomena captured by our friend José Manuel Villa, from MUDIC museum.





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

The communication was 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.


welcome-lieberman-moreno-280The related proceedings are Proceedings of SPIE 9890, 98900T (2016), and can be downloaded at: link

The picture shows Ignacio Moreno with SPIE President Robert Lieberman at the Welcome Reception at SPIE Europe. Link









LogoMaría M. Sánchez-López and Ignacio Moreno attended 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 Proceedings of SPIE 9598, 95980E (2015), and can be downloaded at: link




Jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017