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January 2018 Number 114

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Nanophotonics at INL

Dr. Jana Nieder, Head of the Department of Nanophotonics.

The INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is a research organization founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain. It intends to address the society’s grand challenges by employing nanoscience and nanotechnology. The four research application areas are: Health, Food & Environment, ICT – Information & Communication Technologies, Renewable Energy.

The Nanophotonics Department at INL is lead by Jana B. Nieder. The research groups provide expertise in the analysis of light-matter interactions at various scales: Reaching from the detection of individual fluorescent molecules or nanoparticles to the high-resolution label-free and fluorescence-based imaging of fixed and life cells, e.g. in 2D cell models or tissues. Furthermore the researchers are experienced to design optically active nanomaterials and optical devices and characterize e.g. plasmonic interaction effects or surface enhanced Raman effects (SERS) and study optical properties of metamaterials. The department is one of the six research departments of INL providing the ideal ecosystem for highly interdisciplinary research.

The new INL Nanophotonics and Bioimaging user facility program offers open access to external users not only to its state-of-the-art infrastructure and systems but also provide expert training and support for the development of compounded research and technology solutions. The techniques and technological solutions include linear, dynamic, and nonlinear spectroscopy techniques, and advanced fluorescence-based confocal, nonlinear and super resolution imaging technologies. Furthermore, the researchers at the Nanophotonics Department are continuously developing new generation imaging and spectroscopy solutions.

Forthcoming events at INL.

The INL together with the Sociedade Portuguesa de Óptica e Fotónica are organizing in the framework of the celebrations of the UNESCO International Day of Light the International Day of Light - WITH students FOR students the 16th of May, 2018. Jana B. Nieder and Bruno Romeira are the local organizers.

Also, the INL will hold the 3rd Workshop for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) on Nanoscale Quantum Optics on the 6th and 7th of September, 2018. The local organizer is Martin Lopez Garcia.  


Jana B. Nieder



International Commission for Optics

Bureau members (2017-2020):

President:  R. Ramponi;

Past-President:  Y. ArakawaTreasurer:  J. Niemela;

Secretary:  H. Michinel e-mail:,

Associate Secretary:  F. Höller

Vice-Presidents, elected:  Q. Gong, J. Harvey, N. Kundikova, S. Otero, S.-H. Park, A. Podoleanu, L. Sirko, M. Zghal

Vice-Presidents, appointed:  K. D. Choquette, J. C. Howell, C. Londoño, E. Rosas, P. Urbach, G. von Bally, A. Wagué

IUPAP Council Representative: C. Cisneros

Editor in chief: H. Michinel

Editorial committee:
William T. Rhodes, Florida Atlantic University, USA;
K. Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia;
J. Dudley, Université de Franche-Comté, France.