On November 17th, 2017 there will be the workshop “Photonics as a key enabling technology”. 

The workshop will take place in FBK, Open Space EIT Ed. Nord 1st floor.

The main organizer of the event is the SPIE Student Chapter of the University of Trento

We will have several speaker from UniTN and FBK and also the Invited Speaker Prof. Andrea Armani from the University of Southern California. Prof. Armani will present two talks: “Developing nanotechnology to study biological systems” and “How to Prepare for an Academic Position”.

For more information see the workshop site

Oblique beams interference for mode selection in multimode silicon waveguides 

S.SignoriniMl Borghi, M. Mancinelli M. BernardM GhulinyanG. Pucker, and Lorenzo Pavesi 

Journal of Applied Physics > Volume 122, Issue 11 >10.1063/1.5003252



Complex-shaped hydrogels by diffusion controlled gelation of nanocellulose crystallites 

C. A. Maestri, P. Bettotti and M. Scarpa  

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TB01899A


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.