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Research Lines

Industrial Technologies, Biomedical Engineering

Optical diagnostics in mechanics
  1. Fluid mechanics: PIV. Application of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Stereoscopic PIV to different flows (convective, biological and two-phase flows)
  2. Fluid mechanics: Holography...
  1. Fluid mechanics: PIV. Application of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Stereoscopic PIV to different flows (convective, biological and two-phase flows)
  2. Fluid mechanics: Holography. Development and application of holographic digital techniques such as Digital Image Plane Holography (DIPH), Digital Holography and Endoscopic Holography for the measurement of flow velocities and surface deformations.
  3. Solid mechanics. Application of optical interferometric techniques to measure deformations on solids. Digital interferometric techniques are applied to measure changes on solid surfaces produced by heating or mechanical deformation.
Holographic optical elements (HOE)
  1. HOE for temporal and spatial beam shaping.  Design, construction and characterization of transmission phase and volume HOE to modify the temporal and spatial characteristics of laser beams:...
  1. HOE for temporal and spatial beam shaping.  Design, construction and characterization of transmission phase and volume HOE to modify the temporal and spatial characteristics of laser beams: vortex generation with femtosecond lasers, pulse compressors, “top hat” filters, etc.
  2. HOE for solar concentration. Design, construction and characterization of holographic lenses for concentration of broadband spectrum sources: application to increase efficiency in solar concentrators and to building integration.
Active optical fibers and waveguides
  1. Lasers and amplifiers with active optical fibers. We work with rare-earth doped photonic crystal fibers. With them, we design and build optical amplifiers and lasers that can be applied to...
  1. Lasers and amplifiers with active optical fibers. We work with rare-earth doped photonic crystal fibers. With them, we design and build optical amplifiers and lasers that can be applied to sensing devices.
  2. Active integrated waveguides. Modelization, characterization and development of amplifiers and lasers based on femtosecond-laser written integrated waveguides and study of their applications in telecommunication and sensing systems.
  3. Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in lasers. Use of lasers as experimental systems suitable for checking nonlinear dynamics theoretical predictions. Development of chaotic attractors characterization methods.

Key Projects

Industrial Technologies, Biomedical Engineering

Sensors and devices for materials processing or digital encoding of information based on photonic crystal fibre or laser-written integrated waveguide lasers

Study, design and construction of rare-earth doped fibre and waveguide lasers and amplifiers, particularly based on photonic crystal fibres and laser-written waveguides. Application of the...

Study, design and construction of rare-earth doped fibre and waveguide lasers and amplifiers, particularly based on photonic crystal fibres and laser-written waveguides. Application of the components developed to sensing, material processing and optical communications.

Light concentration with holographic diffusers

Design and construction of volume transmission phase holographic elements to work as building integrated solar concentrators, with broadband operation adapted to specific photovoltaic cells.

Design and construction of volume transmission phase holographic elements to work as building integrated solar concentrators, with broadband operation adapted to specific photovoltaic cells.

COST MP1106: Smart and green interfaces: from single bubbles/drops to industrial/ environmental/biomedical applications

The objective of this action is to organize a network of groups from academia and industry in order to identify best strategies and means to produce S&G interfaces. State-of-the-art...

The objective of this action is to organize a network of groups from academia and industry in order to identify best strategies and means to produce S&G interfaces. State-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and numerical work will be combined to acquire insight into the underlying phenomena through the scales and across the disciplines for the implementation of S&G interfaces in industrial, environmental and biomedical application.

Volume holographic optical elements for achromatic vortices generation

The objective of this action is to organize a network of groups from academia and industry in order to identify best strategies and means to produce S&G interfaces. State-of-the-art...

The objective of this action is to organize a network of groups from academia and industry in order to identify best strategies and means to produce S&G interfaces. State-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and numerical work will be combined to acquire insight into the underlying phenomena through the scales and across the disciplines for the implementation of S&G interfaces in industrial, environmental and biomedical application

Fluid dynamic and animal experimental study applied to the validation of a numerical tool for antithrombotic filter design

In this project PIV and endoscopic holography are applied to the study of the antithrombotic filter influence in the fluid flow and wall deformation in a vein model. These experiments are oriented...

In this project PIV and endoscopic holography are applied to the study of the antithrombotic filter influence in the fluid flow and wall deformation in a vein model. These experiments are oriented to the validation of a numerical code for the antithrombotic filter design.

Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Technologies

Visualization of thermal instabilities on high temperature superconductor materialas using digital speckle interferometry

In this project we have applied Digital Speckle Pattern Interferometry to visualize thermal instabilities in high temperature superconductors allowing determining its origin. The high sensibility...

In this project we have applied Digital Speckle Pattern Interferometry to visualize thermal instabilities in high temperature superconductors allowing determining its origin. The high sensibility of the technique made possible to detect the heating in its early stages. The influence of the way of cooling by liquid nitrogen on these instabilities has been investigated.

Key Technologies

Industrial Technologies, Biomedical Engineering

High speed system

High speed system (including a double cavity high speed laser and 5 high speed cameras).

High speed system (including a double cavity high speed laser and 5 high speed cameras).

Complete system for the analysis of biological flows

Complete system for the analysis of biological flows.

Complete system for the analysis of biological flows.

Shape measurement system

Shape measurement system.

Shape measurement system.

Complete lab to record, process (chemical and physical) and characterize holograms and holographic optical elements

Complete lab to record, process (chemical and physical) and characterize holograms and holographic optical elements, equipped with long coherence lasers (150mW@418nm, 6W@532nm, 30mW@633nm and...

Complete lab to record, process (chemical and physical) and characterize holograms and holographic optical elements, equipped with long coherence lasers (150mW@418nm, 6W@532nm, 30mW@633nm and 100mW@800nm). We record in Dichromated Gelatine and in Silver Halide emulsion. The lab is prepared to work with photopolymers, photoresist or other recording materials.

Software for simulation of optical systems, implementing volume holographic elements

Software for simulation of optical systems, implementing volume holographic elements.

Software for simulation of optical systems, implementing volume holographic elements.

Characterization of erbium or ytterbium-doped optical fibers and waveguides and of lasers or amplifiers based on them

Characterization of erbium or ytterbium-doped optical fibers and waveguides and of lasers or amplifiers based on them.

Characterization of erbium or ytterbium-doped optical fibers and waveguides and of lasers or amplifiers based on them.

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