Photonics Lab carries out high-impact research in the fields of Photonics and Biophotonics, focusing on two main research themes: design of planar optical devices for advanced optical fiber communications and novel imaging and spectroscopic systems for biological applications.

Advanced passive integrated devices are designed for encoding/decoding in optical code division multiple access (OCDMA), as well as optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. These devices have been used to increase the flexibility in high-bit rate and low-energy consumption optical networks.

The research in Biophotonics focuses on the interaction between light and biological matter and application of photonics to the biology and life science. Following this rationale, the Lab is active in the field of design of new devices for fiber optical systems and optical diagnostic, biomedical image elaboration and fiber optical sensors

Teaching Section:

Photonics

The course provides students with the basic knowledge of light generation, detection and propagation in free space and through guiding media.
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Biophotonics

The Course provides the fundamentals of biophotonics, and biophotonic systems, devices and instruments.
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Research Section:

Photonics Research

In 2003 University Roma Tre patented an innovative multiport passive planar lightwave circuit (PLC) with an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) configuration, that is able to optically implement the discrete Fourier transform.
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Biophotonics Research

The research group of the Photonics Lab, In collaboration with the MicroBiology Laboratory of Roma Tre is performing a complete photonic characterization of bioluminescent phenomena in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria.
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