Welcome to the Synthetic Optics Group
Today optics is pervasive and light is used for encoding, transmitting, storing and revealing information. Our work is focused on developing adaptable and reconfigurable platforms for controlling the behaviour of light at the nanoscale in time and space, with extreme accuracy and flexibility.
We use a broad range of tools and techniques, including plasmonics and photonic crystals, graphene and polymeric microfluidics, adopting both traditional lithographic approaches and hybrid bottom-up strategies. The range of covered applications is equally wide, including also fields like communications, energy harvesting and biomedical research, electromagnetic cloaking, perfect imaging and nonlinear optics.