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Photonics

Both optoelectronics and photovoltaics oriented processes and devices are explored under the Photonics Application Area at IMM-Bologna. From optical fiber devices and CMOS-compatible optical switching to Graphene/nanocrystals energy conversion devices, the expertise in the group covers from material syntesis to final modeling and characterization at device and system level. Please visit the specific sections for details.

Development of SPAD detector with improved performances

 

The use of custom fabrication processes for the development of Single Photon Avalanche Detector (SPAD) devices and arrays with improved performances...

Fiber and integrated optics devices

 

The main activity in silicon photonics carried out at IMM Bologna aims at exploring the recently discovered stress-induced Pockels effect in strained...

Nanostructured silicon-based p-i-n devices

 

Light trapping in thin film solar cells is crucial to safely reduce the thickness of the absorber, and hence the fabrication time and the usage of raw materials. At the same time, the use...

Graphene-based materials for energy conversion and storage

 

The research activity focuses on two types of materials. On one side, the capabilities of functional nanoparticles and quantum dots integration with...