Photonic crystals

Photonic crystals is a new class of materials whose properties are determined by the dielectric constant periodicity in real space which, in turn, induces a periodic energy spectrum with bands and, eventually, gaps in reciprocal space. Our approach to the problem is the synthesis of artificial opals.

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Material science: how to make an opal

We perform the following tasks in order to obtain these materials:

Spectroscopy of Photonic crystals

  • Optical characterization
  • Space and time lifetime fluctuation of a source in a photonic crystal

Photonics Theory

  • bandgaps
  • reflection and transmission
  • DOS
  • numerical simulations

Applications of photonic crystals

  • Photonic Ink