Photonic Materials
Area Manager: Paolo Foggi
Molding the flow of light with matter, and designing new materials with light. From quantum properties, to linear and non-linear interactions, from atoms to polymers, from disordered, random to periodic mesoscopic systems in all conditions, even extreme ones. Light is our tool to reveal the emerging properties of photonic materials from the molecular to the mesoscopic scale, and the driving force to enable their functionalities and reactivity. Light-based technologies are the key to investigate many fundamental issues in physics and material science, and an endless source of inspiration for new photonic applications.