Role of sonication pre-treatment and cation valence in the sol-gel transition of nano-cellulose suspensions 

C. A. Maestri, M. Abrami, S. Hazan, E. Chistè, Y. Golan, J. Rohrer, A. Bernkop-Schnürch, M. Grassi, M. Scarpa & P. Bettotti

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 11129 (2017),  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-11649-4


Optical Switching in Next Generation Data Centers


Editors: Francesco Testa and Lorenzo Pavesi 

This book introduces the reader to the optical switching technology for its application to data centers. In addition, it takes a picture of the status of the technology and system architecture evolution and of the research in the area of optical switching in data center. The book is organized in four parts: the first part is focused on the system aspects of optical switching in intra-data center networking, the second part is dedicated to describing the recently demonstrated optical switching networks, the third part deals with the latest technologies developed to enable optical switching and, finally, the fourth part of the book outlines the future prospects and trends.


From SHG to mid-infrared SPDC generation in strained silicon waveguides  

C. Castellan, A Trenti, M Mancinelli, A Marchesini, M Ghulinyan, G Pucker and L. Pavesia

 Proc. of SPIE Vol. 10358,  doi: 10.1117/12.2273641


SPIE will support the 6th International Symposium on Optics and its Applications (OPTICS-2018, 17-20 February 2018 Trento (Italy)) which our chapter is organizing. 

 The goal of this symposium is to bring together young and senior researchers from different  countries working on optics, and to create a network to discuss the most recent developments and achievements in this area.

Use of Microring Resonators for biospecific interaction analysis 

T. Chalyana, G. A.J. Besselinkb, R. G. Heideman and L. Pavesi 

Proc. of SPIE Vol. 10353, 103530Q,  doi: 10.1117/12.2274132