Ring self-diffraction light pattern generated by a liquid crystal Optics in Soft-Matter Group

UniversitÓ di Napoli "Federico II" - Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche

INFM - Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia

Group leader: Prof. Enrico Santamato, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, UniversitÓ "Federico II", Complesso di Monte S.Angelo, via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, ITALY
Tel.: +30-081-676359      FAX.: +39-081-676346

In our group, we investigate the interaction of laser light with those delicate phases of matter known collectively as soft matter, including liquids, liquid crystals, polymers, Langmuir films, etc. We are interested for example in studying the complex nonlinear optical phenomena arising in such interaction, in developing novel electro-optical applications based on these materials, and in understanding the behavior of certain extremely light-sensitive new materials.


The Naples Optics in Soft-Matter Group currently consists of the following three laboratories (in brackets the corresponding principal investigators):

Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals (Enrico Santamato)

Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy (Lorenzo Marrucci & Domenico Paparo)

Electro-Optical Devices Made with Liquid Crystals and Polymers (Giancarlo Abbate)

 


Pages designed by Lorenzo Marrucci
Last modified: 03-feb-2009

to department home page