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National Institute for Optics and Photonics

Grant number: 08/57858-9
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2009 - August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Classical Areas of Phenomenology and Applications
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - INCTs
Principal Investigator:Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Grantee:Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):12/08999-4 - Numerical methods to solve Liouville-von Neumann equation in an array of sub-wavelength metallic nanostructures interacting with quantum system, AV.EXT
11/51863-3 - Atomic references of time and frequency, AP.R
11/01517-1 - Generation of surface plasmon-polaritons in nano-structures for waveguiding and plasmonic metamaterials applications, AV.BR
10/18178-2 - Interaction of light and matter at nanoscale: in fabrication, numerical simulation and measurements of surface plasmon dynamics, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):13/12492-5 - Development of an optical standard based on an intercombination transition of strontium, BP.PD
11/20592-4 - Frequency standards with cold atoms, BP.PD
11/17619-8 - Autonomous Embedded Navigation System - Detection of Tracks with Monocular Camera and Optimization based on Genetics Algorithms, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 11/17604-0 - Detection of Free Slots for Autonomous Parallel Parking Maneuver using Laser Sensors, BP.IC
11/17440-8 - Autonomous Embedded Navigation System - Detection of Roads based on Monocular Camera Data, Growth of Regions Method and Genetics Algorithms, BP.IC
11/03891-8 - Extended cavity diode laser system for primary frequency standards, BP.MS
11/03986-9 - Object detection and classification in outdoor environments for autonomous passenger vehicle navigation based on data-fusion of an artificial vision system and laser sensor, BP.MS
09/08978-4 - Planar Waveguide for Telecommunications from Plasmons, BP.PD
09/04787-0 - SENA - Autonomous Embedded Navigation System: navigator for urban-like environments, BP.MS - associated scholarships


We propose to establish the National Institute for Optics and Photonics. This National Institute will create an environment for world-class basic research for all its constituent partners. It will establish new and augment existing successful collaborative research programs among these partners; and it will provide the platform from which research advances gained within this institute will be translated into tangible benefits, both economic and educational, for Brazilian society. The institute will advance basic research, promote technological innovation, and inform public education at all levels on a national scale. It will accomplish these goals by building on the Center for Research in Optics and Photonics (CEPOF) established by FAPESP, the State of São Paulo funding agency for scientific research, at the University of São Paulo, Institute of Physics, São Carlos (USP /IFSC) in the year 2000. Many of the partner research teams have already demonstrated successful accomplishments on past projects under the aegis of CEPOF, and this experience lends strong support and credibility to the present proposal. In addition to building on past accomplishments in atomic physics and biophotonics we propose to establish a new optics thrust in the rapidly developing field of plasmonics. The possibility to establish a National Institute for Optics and Photonics creates a unique opportunity to develop this area with the collaboration of the world's leading authorities in this field. The research component of the institute will be supported on three major pillars: 1) optics in atomic physics, with primary emphasis on the dynamical properties of ultra cold quantum fluids; 2) plasmonics, the study of electromagnetic energy localized at the surface and concentrated within metallo-dielectric nanostructures far below the diffraction Iimit, together with the development of metamaterials exhibiting novel optical properties not found in naturally occurring substances; 3) biophotonics, developing optics-based techniques to combine basic research with new tools for disease treatment and diagnosis. A matrix of interrelated research projects, described in detail in the body of the proposal, animates each of these principal themes. These projects have been selected for their scientific promise and their potential to nurture excellence in a multidisciplinary environment. The proposed National Institute has been conceived and developed by the several partner institutions, each with competence in different areas of expertise, but each alert to the unique opportunities afforded by close collaboration with the others. Together 10 institutions, about 30 PhD researchers and more than 120 people including pos-docs, graduate and undergraduate students will work in a cooperative environment with common goals. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PAOLILLO, F. R.; CORAZZA, A. V.; PAOLILLO, A. R.; BORGHI-SILVA, A.; ARENA, R.; KURACHI, C.; BAGNATO, V. S. Phototherapy during treadmill training improves quadriceps performance in postmenopausal women. CLIMACTERIC, v. 17, n. 3, p. 285-293, JUN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 6.
ULIANA, MARCIANA P.; PIRES, LAYLA; PRATAVIEIRA, SEBASTIAO; BROCKSOM, TIMOTHY J.; DE OLIVEIRA, KLEBER T.; BAGNATO, VANDERLEI S.; KURACHI, CRISTINA. Photobiological characteristics of chlorophyll a derivatives as microbial PDT agents. PHOTOCHEMICAL & PHOTOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 13, n. 8, p. 1137-1145, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 19.
ARISTIZABAL, SERGIO LOPERA; CIRINO, GIUSEPPE ANTONIO; MONTAGNOLI, ARLINDO NETO; SOBRINHO, APARECIDO ARRUDA; RUBERT, JOSE BENAQUE; HOSPITAL, MICHEL; MANSANO, RONALDO DOMINGUES. Microlens array fabricated by a low-cost grayscale lithography maskless system. Optical Engineering, v. 52, n. 12 DEC 2013. Web of Science Citations: 14.
CIRINO, GIUSEPPE A.; MANSANO, RONALDO D.; VERDONCK, PATRICK; CESCATO, LUCILA; NETO, LUIZ G. Diffractive phase-shift lithography photomask operating in proximity printing mode. Optics Express, v. 18, n. 16, p. 16387-16405, AUG 2 2010. Web of Science Citations: 6.
CIRINO‚ GA; MANSANO‚ RD; VERDONCK‚ P.; JASINEVICIUS‚ RG; NETO‚ LG. Diffraction gratings fabricated in DLC thin films. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, v. 204, n. 18, p. 2966-2970, 2010.
HENN, E. A. L.; SEMAN, J. A.; ROATI, G.; MAGALHAES, K. M. F.; BAGNATO, V. S. Emergence of Turbulence in an Oscillating Bose-Einstein Condensate. Physical Review Letters, v. 103, n. 4, p. 045301-1-045301-4, July 2009. Web of Science Citations: 174.

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