The research activities of UNITN are focused on silicon photonics since many years and, in details, a lot of work was done on silicon nanocrystals, porous silicon, silicon based optical amplifier and light sources, silicon integrated optical circuits, bio and gas sensors, and light diffusion in complex systems and photonic crystals. In this project, two groups will participate: one from the Department of Physics (prof. L. Pavesi) and one from the Information and Communication Technologies Department (prof. G. Dalla Betta). The available facilities for HELIOS will be: six laboratories for optical characterisation of samples, waveguides and light emitting devices. The laboratories are equipped with optical sources (Ar lasers, Ti:Sapphire laser, Nd:YAG laser with OPO, diode lasers, tunable diode lasers) and visible and infrared detectors; two lines for waveguide characterisation; CW, AC and time resolved electroluminescence setp-up equipped with CCD camera for visible and infrared radiation, among others. For optical and electrical design UNITN has commercial software and in-home developed software for multilayer structure simulations.
UNITN is leading the dissemination workpackage and is in charge of the development of an infrared laser based on the Er-Si-nc coupled system.
prof. Lorenzo Pavesi
director Nanoscience Laboratory
head PhD School in Physics
director professional Master on Nano and Micro-systems
Physics Department - Science Faculty
University of Trento
via Sommarive 14
38100 Povo- Trento (Italy)
phone +390 461 881605
mobile +39 347 1608576
fax +390 461 882967
assistant Dr Tatsiana Yatskevich
phone +390 461 883172