Instituto de Óptica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IO-CSIC)

General description

IO-CSIC is a dynamic institution with highly internationally recognized researchers and state of the art experimental facilities in a range of topics related to optics and photonics. Its technological outputs contribute significantly to the CSIC mission of creating an impact in science and society. Current research topics include visual optics, biophotonics, image science, optical metrology, nonlinear dynamics, fiber optics, nanophotonics, photonics with high energy ions, nanostructure photonics and ultrafast science.

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Research Area 1 – Nonlinear fiber optics

Contact person – Dr. Juan Diego Ania-Castañón,

Research Area 2 – Visual Optics and Biophotonics

Contact person – Carlos Dorronsoro,

Research Area 3 – Laser Processing

Contact person – Rosalía Serna,

Publications of interest

  • Tonello, A., Barthélémy, A., Krupa, K., Kermène, V., Desfarges-Berthelemot, A., Shalaby, B.M., Boscolo, S., Turitsyn, S.K., Ania-Castañón, J.D. Secret key exchange in ultralong lasers by radiofrequency spectrum coding (2015) Light: Science and Applications, 4 (4)
  • Rosa, P., Rizzelli, G., Ania-Castañón, J.D. Link optimization for DWDM transmission with an optical phase conjugation (2016) Optics Express, 24 (15), pp. 16450-16455
  • Dorronsoro, C., Pascual, D., Pérez-Merino, P., Kling, S., Marcos, S. Dynamic OCT measurement of corneal deformation by an air puff in normal and cross-linked corneas (2012) Biomedical Optics Express, 3 (3), pp. 473-487
  • Dorronsoro, C., Radhakrishnan, A., Alonso-Sanz, J.R., Pascual, D., Velasco-Ocana, M., Perez-Merino, P., Marcos, S. Portable simultaneous vision device to simulate multifocal corrections (2016) Optica, 3 (8), pp. 918-924
  • Toudert, J., Serna, R. Ultraviolet-visible interband plasmonics with p-block elements (2016) Optical Materials Express, 6 (7), pp. 2434-2447