Dr Sonia García Blanco - Scientific Staff
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7500 AE Enschede
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Newsitemsjan 23, 2017
Presenation by Dr. Patty Stabile, COBRA Research Institute, TU/e (NL),
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).
nov 1, 2016
Yean-Sheng in the spotlight
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.
june 1, 2015
Associate Professor position for Sonia Garcia Blanco
|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.|
may 26, 2015
ERC Consolidator Grant for Sonia Garcia Blanco
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.
OSA Nanophotonics Webinar Sonia Garcia Blanco
Sonia M. Garcia-Blanco delivers an OSA Nanophotonics Webinar entitled Rare-earth doped amplifiers integration onto nanophotonics platforms
nov 3/4, 2014
Mesa+ / OS organising the IEEE Photonics Benelux symposium
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 awarded SPIE scholarship
|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.|
april 25, 2014
Sonia García Blanco appears in Mesa+ minilecture
The University of Twente is posting promotional videos on youtube. In the lecture below, Sonia explains about Optical Sensors
Sonia García Blanco moderates Women in Optics panel on SPIE Photonics West 2014
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.
- Active nanophotonic devices: development of novel on-chip active devices (lasers and amplifiers) based on heterogeneous integration of rare-earth doped gain materials on passive photonic platforms
- Integrated optical sensors
- Novel devices based on the combination of plasmonics and integrated optics
- Integrated Waveguide Amplifiers for Optical Interconnects (IWAOI)
- High bit rate on-chip nanoamplifiers in Er3+ doped double tungstate
- On-chip tunable, high power, narrow linewidth lasers on a passive photonic platform
- WaterPrint: On-chip optical sensors for the fingerprinting of contaminants in drinking water
- Characterization of total bend losses in dielectric loaded hybrid plasmonic waveguides (vacancy)
Articles by Sonia García Blanco
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
Refereed articles by Dr Sonia García Blanco - not related to the Optical Sciences group:
Engineering lattice matching, doping level, and optical properties of KY(WO4)(2):Gd, Lu, Yb layers for a cladding-side-pumped channel waveguide laserAravazhi, Shanmugam; Geskus, Dimitri; van Dalfsen, Koop; et al.
APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS Volume: 111 Issue: 3 Pages: 433-446 DOI
Giant Optical Gain in a Rare-Earth-Ion-Doped MicrostructureGeskus, Dimitri; Aravazhi, Shanmugam; Garcia-Blanco, Sonia M.; et al.
ADVANCED MATERIALS Volume: 24 Issue: 10 Pages: OP19-OP22 DOI
MAR 8 2012
Thulium channel waveguide laser in a monoclinic double tungstate with 70% slope efficiencyvan Dalfsen, K.; Aravazhi, S.; Grivas, C.; et al.
OPTICS LETTERS Volume: 37 Issue: 5 Pages: 887-889 DOI
MAR 1 2012
Loss compensation in long-range dielectric-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguidesGarcia-Blanco, Sonia M.; Pollnau, Markus; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I.
OPTICS EXPRESS Volume: 19 Issue: 25 Pages: 25298-25310 DOI
DEC 5 2011
Pressure sensing in vacuum hermetic micropackaging for MOEMS-MEMSSisto, Marco Michele; Garcia-Blanco, Sonia; Le Noc, Loiec; et al.
JOURNAL OF MICRO-NANOLITHOGRAPHY MEMS AND MOEMS Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Article Number: 041109 DOI
Design, manufacturing, and qualification of an uncooled microbolometer focal plane array-based radiometric package for space applicationsGarcia-Blanco, Sonia; Cote, Patrice; Leclerc, Melanie; et al.
JOURNAL OF MICRO-NANOLITHOGRAPHY MEMS AND MOEMS Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Article Number: 041105 DOI
High-Resolution Refractive Index and Micro-Raman Spectroscopy of Planar Waveguides in KGd(WO4)(2) Formed by Swift Heavy Ion IrradiationMerchant, C. A.; Scrutton, P.; Garcia-Blanco, S.; et al.
IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS Volume: 45 Issue: 4 Pages: 373-379 DOI
Integrating optics and microfluidics for time-correlated single-photon counting in lab-on-a-chip devicesCleary, A.; Glidle, A.; Laybourn, P. J. R.; et al.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Volume:91 Issue: 7 Article Number: 071123 DOI
AUG 13 2007
Fabrication of optical waveguides in KGW by swift heavy ion beam irradiationGarcia-Navarro, A.; Olivares, J.; Garcia, G.; et al.
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS Volume: 249 Pages: 177-180 DOI
Direct observation of waveguide formation in KGd(WO4)(2) by low dose H+ ion implantationMerchant, C. A.; Aitchison, J. S.; Garcia-Blanco, S.; et al.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Volume: 89 Issue: 11 Article Number: 111116 DOI
SEP 11 2006
Raman characterization of planar waveguides fabricated by electron-beam irradiation of germanium-doped flame hydrolysis deposited silicaGarcia-Blanco, S; Jacqueline, AS; Poumellec, B; et al.
JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS Volume: 351 Issue: 24-26 Pages: 2085-2090 DOI
AUG 1 2005
An integrated fluorescence array as a platform for lab-on-a-chip technology using multimode interference splittersCleary, A; Garcia-Blanco, S; Glidle, A; et al.
IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Pages: 1315-132DOI
Direct electron beam writing of optical devices on Ge-doped flame hydrolysis deposited silicaGarcia-Blanco, S; Aitchison, JS
IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS Volume: 11 Issue: 2 Pages: 528-538 DOI
Microreflectivity characterization of the two-dimensional refractive index distribution of electron-beam-written optical waveguides in germanium-doped flame-hydrolysis silicaS. Garcia Blanco, J.S. Aitchison, C. Hnatovsky, and R.S. Taylor
Applied Physics Letters vol 85 issue 8 p 1314-1316 DOI
Genetic algorithm-based characterization of the optical properties of flame-hydrolysis deposited silica waveguidesGarcia-Blanco, S; Alfaro-Cid, E; De La Rue, RM; et al.
JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY Volume: 22 Issue: 12 Pages: 2801-2807 DOI
Characterization of germanium-doped silica layers deposited by flame-hydrolysisGarcia-Blanco, S; Glidle, A; Cooper, JM; et al.
OPTICAL MATERIALS Volume: 27 Issue: 3 Pages: 365-371 DOI
Raman investigation of structural changes induced by e-beam irradiation in Ge doped silica MCVD glassesJacqueline, AS; Poumellec, B; Chervin, JC; et al.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B-SOLID STATE MATERIALS FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Volume: 107 Issue: 1 Pages: 46-52 DOI
FEB 25 2004
Fabrication of optical waveguides by 2 MeV Ar+ irradiation of germanium-doped flame-hydrolysis deposited silicaGarcia-Blanco, S; Kellock, AJ; Baglin, JEE; et al.
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS Volume: 206 Pages: 440-443 DOI
Dependence on Ge doping of specific volume change in silica induced by electron-beam irradiationA.-S. Jacqueline, S. Garcia-Blanco, B. Poumelleca, J.S. Aitchison
Journal of Non Crystalline Solids vol. 322 page 284-288 DOI
15 july 2003
Electron-beam-induced densification of Ge-doped flame hydrolysis silica for waveguide fabricationS. Garcia Blanco, A. Glidle, J. H. Davies, J. S. Aitchison, and J. M. Cooper
Applied Physics Letters vol 79 issue 18 p 2889-2891 DOI
31 july 2001