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New laser received: Toptica iChrome TVIS

19 Septembre 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

Wavelength tunable over the visible spectrum and picosecond pulse duration make a lot of fun in a box:



Rising sun of the nano:


Fun with Plasmonics: DIY Lycurgus cup

6 Juillet 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

The Lycurgus cup is one the famous examples demonstrating the amazing optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles. Now with minimum chemistry knowledge, you can synthetize your own gold particles (or buy them directly on line) to realize your own Lycurgus cup.

Image at 90° illumination: the gold particles scatter light with orange color.


Image in transmission: the flask looks almost transparent with slight purple color.


Lab Days Belambra Club Giens

19 Juin 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab




Petru Ghenuche and Victor Grigoriev join the team

18 Juin 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

Since the beginning of June, we welcome Petru Ghenuche (Romania) and Victor Grigoriev (Belarus). Both join as postdoc researchers on the ERC project. Petru will work on experimental nanophotonics and Victor will focus on theoretical and numerical simulations.

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