LeapLab: Light-matter interactions and Extreme Application Photonics

LeapLab: Light-matter interactions and Extreme Application Photonics

LeapLab: Light-matter interactions and Extreme Application Photonics

The Leap Lab is based on the Physics Department of the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL, Spain) and belongs to the Institute of Advanced Studies in Atomic and Molecular Physics and Photonics (IUdEA).
It is led by Dr. Airán Ródenas, currently a Ramón y Cajal Fellow tenure-track ULL professor.

Research Lines:
- 3D fs-laser Nanolithography: A disruptive nanofabrication technique discovered by us. (see Nature Photonics 13, 105, 2019)
- Micro and nano manufacture of photonic devices using 3D Laser Writing (3DLW) in optical materials.
- Waveguides, sub-wavelength diffraction gratings, optical circuits, optical sensors and nanostructures.
- Optical characterization of devices in the UV-vis range up to mid-IR. Design and modelling of waveguides and functional circuits.
- Simulation of waveguides manufactured using 3DLW, micro-stress and localized index changes.
- Photonic crystals, photonic crystal waveguides and other nanophotonic architectures.

Target business sectors:
-Health and quality of life
-Energy and Environment
-Aerospace, Automotive, components and equipment
-Basic research in micro-nano-manufacturing of new photonic devices.
-Sensing and telecommunications.
-Extreme-Environment Photonics