Laboratory of Fiber Optics
FOPS 2020 meeting will take place on Friday the 27th November 2020. The LFO participates in the organization of this one day workshop that will take place at the Faculty of Physics, Lise Meitner Hall.
The Science Materials Institute of the University of Valencia (ICMUV), to which LFO belongs, celebrates its 25th anniversary and the V Jornada de Jóvenes Investigadores. We celebrated a workshop with the participation of international speakers talking about their work on some of the research topics developed at the ICMUV.
LFO contributed with three posters showing their work at nonlinear phenomena in fibers, generation and characterization of acoustic waves by means of optical techniques, and photonic biosensors. Take a look at the posters and listen to the authors explaining their work here.
LFO is recruiting: if you are interested in a PhD in Photonics, we offer a four years contract in the context of our research project "Acoustic waves in optical fibers and microcavities". The contract is funded by the Spanish Programme for the training of researchers 2020.
The candidate must hold a MSc and fulfil the conditions to be enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of Valencia. Contact us at Miguel.Andrés(at)uv.es and/or Antonio.Diez(at)uv.es for more information. Closing date for applications: 27/10/2020.
LFO has contributed to the OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 2020 with four oral talks and one poster. The most recent advances of the different research lines of the group will be presented.
More information on the OSA Advanced Photonics Congress here.
We're looking for MSc students interested in Photonics! Contact us for more information! - LFO@uv.es
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr. Martina Delgado-Pinar, researcher of the LFO, gave several talks to promote scientific careers among children and youngsters, specially girls. She visited CEIP Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, to show several experiments related to colours and birefringence to seven years old kids, and IES Gonzalo Anaya, where she talked to teenagers about photonics and the role of women in this topic.
FOPS 2019 meeting will take place on Friday the 22nd November 2019. The LFO participates in the organization of this one day workshop that will take place at the Faculty of Physics, Lise Meitner Hall.
Last summer, the faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia organized the E3F, Escola d’Estiu Erasmus de Física, addressed to undergrad and High School students of Physics and Mathematics. The School covered a variety of topics, including photonics, materials science, environmental radioactivity, neutrinos experiments, History of Science and many more. Several members of the LFO participated in the event: Dr Martina Delgado-Pinar was part of the organizing committee, and D. Abraham Loredo-Trejo and D. Luis A. Sánchez were speakers at the School. Loredo-Trejo presented a talk about Optical Fibers and their applications, while Sánchez discussed about the feasibility of a Starwars lightsaber in the real world. Now, you can enjoy their presentations (in spanish), visiting the Faculty of Physics youtube channel: “Fibras ópticas y sus aplicaciones”; “¿Es posible fabricar un sable de luz?”.
The latest number of Jot Down Kids includes an article written by Dr. Martina Delgado-Pinar, researcher at the LFO. This journal is dedicated to kids and teenagers, and covers scientific and cultural contents. In her article, Dr. Delgado-Pinar talks about radiation pressure of electromagnetic waves and some of its most surprising applications, such as solar sails for space trips or optical tweezers for nanotechnology. At the LFO, radiation pressure is exploited to develop optomechanic devices, in which light induces mechanical waves in fiber-based microresonators, such as the ones reported in Roselló-Mechó et al.
The 2019 edition of the Mexican Workshop on Fractional Calculus will take place at the Auditorium of Rafael Nieto in the historical building of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, October 16–18th, 2019, México. Dr. Miguel V. Andrés has been invited to give a short course entitled “In Fiber Fractional Signal Processing: Experimental Implementation and Applications”, in which he will summarize the work developed in the Laboratory of Fiber-Optics in the last years, in collaboration with Dr. Christian Cuadrado-Laborde, Institute of Physics Rosario, Argentina. (www.fc.uaslp.mx/4mwfc2019/index.html/).
The journal Jot Down Kids, addressed to kids and teenagers, includes an article about Photonics entitled ‘Domadores de fotones’, at its latest number (JDK10). The article reviews several applications of the photonics based technologies, such as X-rays, microwaves and optical fibers. This article has been written by Martina Delgado-Pinar, a member of the LFO, and it is illustrated with a photograph showing the supercontinuum generation in a microstructured fiber fabricated at the LFO facilities (https://kids.jotdown.es/).
The Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica (IICO), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, organizes the XIX Semana del IICO, May 3 – 9 2019 (http://www.iico.uaslp.mx/semana-del-iico). Dr. Miguel V. Andrés has been invited to give a talk on “Whispering Gallery Modes Resonances of Optical fibers: New Characterization Techniques”. Additionally, Dr. M.V. Andrés will present the activities of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia to promote physics among young people (https://www.uv.es/experimenta).
Bullnet Capital, an independent Venture Capital firm specialized in investing in high technology start-ups, completed a new investment of about 2 M€ in FYLA. (http://www.bullnetcapital.com/company/fyla/). FYLA was born as a spin-off from the Laboratory of Fiber Optics of the University of Valencia and has a strong expertise in fiber laser technology, particularly in supercontinuum lasers and ultrashort pulsed lasers (https://www.fyla.com/).
FOPS 2018 meeting will take place on Friday the 14th December 2018. The LFO participates in the organization of this one day workshop that will take place at the Faculty of Physics, Lise Meitner Hall.
The Editor of APL (Applied Physics Letters) has chosen our recent publication, "An approach to the measurement of the nonlinear refractive index of very short lengths of optical fibers", to be promoted as an “Editor’s Pick”, and to be displayed on the journal's homepage (https://aip.scitation.org/journal/apl).
The University of Costa Rica has invited Dr. Miguel V. Andrés to give a course on “Optical Microcavities: Fundamentals and Applications” (San José, 13 – 17 August 2018) (https://eie.ucr.ac.cr/eventos/60/. During his visit, Dr. M. V. Andrés will present also a summary of our research activity on “In-fiber Fractional Signal Processing” on Thursday the 16th August 2018.
The Laboratory of Fiber Optics participates in the summer school “Materials and Nanomaterials” organized by the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia. Dr. Antonio Díez and Dr. Miguel V. Andrés are in charge of two lectures (fabrication of optical fibers and fiber components, and development of fiber lasers and special light sources), and a workshop on characterization techniques.
Our recent results on “Kerr Effect in Long Period Gratings with a Pump and Probe Technique” will be presented as an invited talk at LAOP 2018 (Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, 12 – 15 November 2018, Lima, Peru). A new method for the measurement of the nonlinear-refractive index coefficient in single-mode optical fibers is derived from our results, in which a very short length of fiber (< 0.25 m) is required.
Dr. Yury Barmenkov from the Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C., México, has invited Dr. Miguel V. Andrés for a short visit. During this visit, Dr. M. V. Andrés gave a talk on “In-Fiber Fractional Signal Processing”, on Friday the 26th January 2018. (http://www.cio.mx/en/img/banner_principal/fiber_fractional.jpg).
Miguel V. Andrés was invited to participate in the Seminario “Francisco Mejía Lira” (the 24th January 2018), organized by the Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica (IICO) of the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México. The seminar was entitled “In-Fiber Fractional Signal Processing: recent results and Applications”.
OPTOANDINA 2017 (3ª Escuela Andina de Óptica y Fotónica) will take place the third week of November, 13 – 17 November 2017, at Lima, Perú. Prof. Miguel V. Andrés together with Prof. Francisco de Zela are in charge of the area of Photonics and Optoelectronics, in which some of the research activities of the Laboratory of Fiber Optics will be presented. See more information in the web page: http://congreso.pucp.edu.pe/optoandina.
IX FOPS meeting will take place on Friday the 20th October 2017. The LFO participates in the organization of this one day workshop that will be sponsored by the Generalitat Valenciana via project PROMETEOII/2014/072.
PhD student position
The Laboratory of Fiber Optics at the University of Valencia, Spain, has a new position for a PhD student associated to the project “Optical fiber light sources for advanced imaging” (Ref.: TEC2016-76664-C2-1-R). The project consists on developing lasers and special light sources based on optical fiber technology. This 4 years PhD contract is founded by the State Research Agency of Spain (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI). The applicants can find more information on the web page (CLICK HERE). It is compulsory that the applicants submit the applications electronically, following the instructions of the above website. The call will remain open from the 3rd to the 18th October 2017.
Fabrication of long period fiber gratings of subnanometric bandwidth
Advances In Engineering (AIE) has published a summary of our research on fabrication of long period fiber gratings with subnanometric bandwidth led by Dr. José Luis Cruz (https://advanceseng.com/electrical-engineering/). Advances in Engineering contributes to a world rapidly dissemination of excellent scientific research.
PhD student position in Special Light Sources based on Optical Fiber
The Laboratory of Fiber Optics at the University of Valencia, Spain, has an open position for a PhD student. The project consists of developing lasers and special light sources based on optical fiber technology. This contract is funded by the Generalitat Valenciana, through the “Santiago Grisol´ıa” program, for a three-years period. The applicants should hold a graduate degree from a non Spanish university and a master degree. See more details here.
Dr. Oleksiy Shulika from the University of Guanajuato, Mexico, has invited Dr. Miguel V. Andrés to visit the División de Ingenierías, Campus Irapuato – Salamanca. The collaboration between both institutions started years ago, and is focused on some applications of nonlinear propagation in photonic crystal fibers. Dr. M. V. Andrés gave a talk on “In-Fiber Acousto-Optics: Recent Advances and Applications” on Tuesday the 30th May 2017.(http://www.ugto.mx/noticias/noticias/11780-academicos-de-la-ug-y-la-universidad-de-valencia-colaboran-en-investigaciones-de-fibras-opticas).
The Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO) (www.cio.mx), A. C., León, Gto. (México), has invited Dr. Miguel V. Andrés to give a talk on “Lasers and Special Light Sources Based on Optical Fiber Technologies”, as an Extraordinary Research Seminar, on Thursday the 1st June 2017.
The iPhoto-Bio Workshop 2016, organized by the São Carlos Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, will focus on fabrication and micromachining of optical components, biological applications, and optical microcavities. The results obtained at the LFO of the University of Valencia on optical microresonators will be presented by Miguel V. Andrés. This workshop is part of the activities of the European project iPhoto-Bio (PIRSES-GA-2013-612267).
Next FOPS meeting will take place on Friday the 28th October 2016. The LFO participates in the organization of this one day workshop that will be sponsored by the Generalitat Valenciana via project PROMETEOII/2014/072.
Our recent results on “Broadband Tuning of Four‐Wave Mixing Bands Using Photonic Crystal Fibers” were presented in a plenary talk at CAOL 2016. Our results contribute to the development of robust all-fiber light sources for advanced biomedical imaging techniques, e.g., Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS).
The work developed by Enrique Silvestre, Víctor Torres-Company and David Castelló-Lurbe on “Inverse dispersion engineering in integrated waveguides” was presented in an invited talk at META 2016. The implementation of a differential toolbox to find the cross-section geometry of integrated waveguides that matches a target dispersion profile was reported.
The work developed recently in the LFO on in-fiber acousto-optics will be presented in an invited talk at the 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016) (http://www.itl.waw.pl/icton2016-presentations). Our results enable an accurate modal characterization of optical fibers using acousto-optics.
The Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica (IICO) (http://www.iico.uaslp.mx/), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, organizes the XVI Semana del IICO. Dr. Miguel V. Andrés has been invited to give a talk on “In-fiber Acousto-Optic Interaction: Accurate Characterization of Fiber Modes”, 19th April 2016.
The Group of Ultrafast Lasers (GELUR) of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) has organized the first edition of the Ultrafast Science and Technology Spain Meeting (USTS 2015) in Madrid, 24 – 25 November. Miguel V. Andrés was invited to present a summary of the group activity on fiber lasers and nonlinear light sources based on photonic crystal fibers.
The LFO organizes the Workshop “In-Line Evanescent Field Fibre Sensors” as part of the activities of the European project iPhoto-Bio (PIRSES-GA-2013-612267), merged with the FOPS 2015 Workshop, on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th November 2015.
The LFO participates in the organization of the meeting FOPS 2015 that will take place on Wednesday the 4th November 2015.
The Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica (IICO) (http://www.iico.uaslp.mx), Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, organizes the XV Semana del IICO “La Luz y sus Aplicaciones”. Dr. Miguel V. Andrés has been invited to give a talk on “Optical Microcavities: Whispering Gallery Modes Resonances and their Applications” the 10th March 2015.
The Laboratory of Fiber Optics has been invited by the ADEIT (Fundación Universidad Empresa of the Universidad de Valencia) to participate in the “Día de la Persona Emprendedora de la Comunidad Valenciana” (http://diadelapersonaemprendedora.emprenemju
nts.es/). Feria Valencia, Thursday 27th November 2014.
LAOP WORKSHOP 2014 (http://photonics-mexico.com/photonics_workshop_2014/index.php), collocated with LAOP 2014, organizes a course on "Fiber Optics and Biosensing". Dr. Miguel V. Andrés is invited to participate with a talk on "Photonic crystal fibers: special fibers and new light sources"
The LFO participates in the organization of the meeting FOPS 2014 that will take place on Friday the 24th October 2014.
The Facultade de Óptica y Optometría of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela hosts the International Summer School "Frontiers on Photonics and Laser Technologies" (http://school.laserphotonics.org), collocated with the International Commission for Optics (ICO-23, August 26-29 2014). The school will be held in Santiago de Compostela, 1-3 of September 2014. Pr. M. V. Andrés will give a talk on "Optical microcavities: whispering gallery modes resonances".
The Universidad Nacional de Tucuman OSA Student Chapter has invited Pr. Miguel V. Andrés to participate in the Néstor Gaggioli Optics and Photonics Workshop (www.topfot2014.com.ar/), Campana, Argentina, as part of the OSA’s Traveling Lecturer Program.
ChyLas, a spin-off company of the University of Valencia based on the research activity of the LFO, has reached a shareholding agreement with Jeanologia Group, global leader on Laser applications for Industry, becoming the majority partner of ChyLas (May 2014).
The University of Valencia has recently applied for the international patent application (PCT, Patent Cooperation Treaty) with title "Dispositivo emisor de luz supercontinua de banda ancha y usos del mismo" (Broadband supercontinuum light source and its applications). This patent application has been licensed to the spin-off Chylas. May 2014.
Interview with Miguel V. Andrés and Pere Pérez (19th December 2013)
The LFO participates in the organization of the meeting FOPS 2013.
Miguel V. Andrés and Antonio Díez have ended their period as President and Secretary of the Committee of Optoelectronics of the Spanish Society of Optics (SEDOPTICA), at the meeting of the Committee that took place during the VIII OPTOEL, University of Alcalá, 10-12 July 2013.
Miguel V. Andrés is invited to participate in the “Coloquios de Física” (June 2013)organized at the PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Lima, Perú.
The University of Valencia has signed an agreement with the company ChyLas for the exploitation of the patent “Dispositivo emisor de luz supercontinua de banda ancha y usos del mismo” (P201300435), developed by the LFO, May 2013.