This is the website of the Laboratory of Nonlinear Photonics and Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics of the University Sapienza and the Institute for Complex Systems of the National Research Council. Our program is applying paradigms from the science of complex systems to light propagation, and investigating the development of complexity and self-organization in nonlinear waves. We want to test and deepen ideas of fundamental physics by using optics and photonics, and developing experiments, high performance computing approaches, and theory.
The thinnest beam ever! In Nature Photonics
In a paper published in Nature Photonics, E. Del Re, F. Di Mei, J. Parravicini, G. Parravicini, A. J. Agranat, and C. Conti report on the observation of a sub-wavelength spatial solitons propagating in a nano-disordered ferroelectric.
The beam has transverse size of the order of 200nm with wavelength 632nm, and turns out to be the thinnest beam ever observed with a variety of applications!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:57)
Press release on the thinnest beams
TOP NEWS: WE ARE ERC DOUBLE !
Following the Light and Complexity ERC grant, we have again obtained funding by the European Research Council.
Our ERC Proof of Concept Proposal "Vanguard" has been retained for funding !
Last Updated (Monday, 02 February 2015 20:11)
Replica Symmetry Breaking paper in Nature Communications !
We have been highlight on the Facebook webpage of ERC
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Last Updated (Monday, 23 February 2015 14:14)