Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
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7500 AE Enschede
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On Monday the 23rd, Dr. Patty Stabile will give a presentation for our group entitled "Towards Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuits for Packet-Switched Interconnections".
Patty works in the Electro-Optical Communications group (ECO) which is part of the COBRA research institute of the University of Technology Eindhoven (NL).
Yean-Sheng Yong and his wife Way-Ying Yip are interviewed by www.twente.com - the Twente branding website that promotes the high-tech region in which our university is situated. Yean-Sheng and Way-Ying tell about their nice experiences as an expat in Twente / the Netherlands.
|The Tenure Track committee has decided positively on the work of Sonia Garcia Blanco and awarded her with an associate professor position; This means that her temporary contract is converted to a tenured one.|
Sonia Garcia Blanco had a successful grant application for the project RENOS (Rare-earth doped novel on-chip sources).
With the Consolidator Grant, the European Research Council (ERC) facilitates excellent researchers who have proven they are able to lead their own research group.
The ultimate goal of RENOS is the development of compact, low cost, power efficient, tunable lasers and frequency combs working at frequency ranges not easily achieved with current technology. A successful development of this technology will pave the road to great scientific advancements as well as a new generation of compact on-chip solid-state laser sources that will open new horizons in optical sensing, spectroscopy, metrology and telecommunications.
Sonia M. Garcia-Blanco delivers an OSA Nanophotonics Webinar entitled Rare-earth doped amplifiers integration onto nanophotonics platforms
Sonia García Blanco and many other Optical Sciences members are involved in organising the 19th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter on monday the 3rd and tuesday 4th of november.
|Mustafa Akin Sefunc, a pHD student of Sonia García Blanco, has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.|
The University of Twente is posting promotional videos on youtube. In the lecture below, Sonia explains about Optical Sensors
Central topic topic during this Women in Optics Panel on the SPIE Photonics West conference 2014 was the differences between a career in academia and industry and the transition between them.
Direct confocal lifetime measurements on rare-earth-doped media exhibiting radiation trapping(abstract) (full pdf)
Yean-Sheng Yong, Shanmugam Aravazhi, Sergio A. Vázquez-Córdova, Joan J. Carvajal, Francesc Díaz, Jennifer L. Herek, Sonia M. García-Blanco, and Markus Pollnau
Optical Materials Express
Vol. 7, No. 2 Feb 1, 2017
Low-Loss Highly Tolerant Flip-Chip Couplers for Hybrid Integration of Si3N4 and Polymer Waveguides(abstract) (full pdf)
Jinfeng Mu, Theonitsa Alexoudi, Yean-Sheng Yong, Sergio A. Vázquez-Córdova, Meindert Dijkstra, Kerstin Wörhoff, Jeroen Duis, and Sonia M. García-Blanco
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
vol. 28, issue 23, december 1, 2016
Temperature-dependent absorption and emission of potassium double tungstates with high ytterbium content(abstract) (full pdf)
Yean-Sheng Yong, Shanmugam Aravazhi, Sergio A. Vázquez-Córdova, Joan J. Carjaval, Francesc Díaz, Jennifer L. Herek, Sonia M. García-Blanco, and Markus Pollnau
Optics Express Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 26825-26837 nov. 1 2016
A Low-Loss and Broadband MMI-Based Multi/Demultiplexer in Si3N4 / SiO2 Technology(abstract) (full pdf)
Jinfeng Mu, Sergio A. Vázquez-Córdova, Mustafa Akin Sefunc, Yean-Sheng Yong, and Sonia M. García-Blanco
Journal of Lightwave Technology
vol 34, issue 15, aug. 1, 2016
Design and fabrication of adiabatic vertical couplers for hybrid integration by flip-chip bonding(abstract) (full pdf)
Jinfeng Mu, Mustafa A. Sefunc, Bojian Xu, Meindert Dijkstra, Sonia M. García-Blanco
SPIE Proceedings vol 9750, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XX
975012 March 1, 2016
High index contrast potassium double tungstate waveguides towards efficient rare-earth ion amplification on-chip(abstract) (full pdf)
Mustafa Akin Sefunc, Frans Segerink, Sonia M. Garcia-Blanco
Proc. SPIE 9365, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIX, 93650P feb. 27, 2015
Low-loss sharp bends in low contrast polymer hybrid metallic waveguides(abstract) (full pdf)
M.A. Sefunc, W. van de Meent, A.R. Coenen, A. Pace, M. Dijkstra, S.M. García-Blanco
Proc. SPIE 9365, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIX, 93650V feb 27, 2015
Low-loss sharp bends in polymer waveguides enabled by the introduction of a thin metal layer(abstract) (full pdf)
Mustafa Akin Sefunc, Markus Pollnau, and Sonia M. García-Blanco
Vol. 21 Issue 24, p. 29808-29817 nov. 25 2013