LASER DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS TEAM

The Team belongs to Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Lasers and their Applications of Department of Physics. National Technical University of Athens.

The Laboratory «Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Lasers and their Applications» of NTUA was founded in 2016 (FEK 2407/04-08-2016), as a natural evolution of research team «Laser Development and their Applications», of NTUA's Department of Physics, whose members have been active in the field since the early 1980s. The main objective of the research team initially and after Laboratory's has been to serve the educational and research needs of NTUA in the fields of optoelectronics, laser and their general applications.

The Laser Development and Applications Team, along with the Laser Remote Sensing Unit (LRSU), are two of the Laboratory's teams.

FIELDS

Main fields of team's research
Excimer laser curving in air

LASER DEVELOPMENT

Gas, Chemical, Excited Dimers, Solid State


Since 1980...
  • Gas laser development (CO2 , CO, Ar, Kr , F, vapor H2O, etc.)
  • Flash lamp pumped solid state laser development (Ruby, Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG, Er:YAG, Υb:YAG, Ho:YLF etc.)
  • Solid state Q – Switched laser development in mid-IR (Er:YAG)
  • Development of chemical vibrational-rotational lasers (HF)
  • Self-terminating laser systems development Blumlein (Ν2)
  • Double beam laser systems development (HF/Ν2 and CO2/ Ν2)
  • Pre-ionization techniques development (corona, semiconductor, spark, etc.)
  • Excimer laser development with semiconductors pre-ionization (ArF, KrF, etc.)
  • Narrow pulsed laser systems development (picosecond, femtosecond)
  • High power laser development(part of European programs EUREKA, ELI and HIPER)

LASER APPLICATIONS

In industry, materials etc.


Since 1980...
  • Interaction of narrow laser pulses (ns, ps, fs) with new technological materials
  • Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) on high pressure single-pass elements(Η2, Η2 + D2, D2) using Nd:YAG laser as excitation source
  • Electro-optically and optically active materials studies ( KD*Ρ, LiNbO3, BGO, BSO, etc.)
  • Bio-polymers ablation using pulsed laser (CO2, HF, Nd:YAG, Excimer and Er:YAG)
  • Optical trapping, optical tweezers, calibration techniques
  • Laser distance meters, LIDARS
  • Laser detectors, photon drag effect, radiation pressure effects
  • ptical bistability
  • Dielectrophoresis techniques
  • Optical fibers and waveguides
  • Industrial laser applications (cutting, marking, welding, etc.)
  • Laser interaction with matter: Applications in surface processing and microstructure development
  • Laser applications in the cultural heritage (cleaning of coins, statues, paintings, paper, books, etc.)
  • Welding with laser / laser robots
  • Studies of laser beams interaction with materials using techniques as SEM, XRF, XRD, RBS, LIBS and AFM

LASER APPLICATIONS

In biomedicine


Since 1980...
  • Laser applications in semi-invasive biomedicine (cardiovascular diseases, dental, dermatology and microsurgery)
  • Laser applications in diagnostic biomedicine (laser induced fluorescence - LIF, optical coherence tomography - OCT)
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) studies in vivo and in silico
  • Photothermal therapy (PΤT) studies
  • Ablation of biological tissues (ex vivo) and tissue phantoms using laser light (UV - VIS - IR )
  • Optical trapping, optical tweezers, calibration techniques (mainly dielectrophoresis techniques)
  • Studies of laser beams interaction with bio-materials using techniques as SEM, LIBS και AFM
  • Manipulation and biomechanical characterization of cells and drug delivery nanosystems
  • Optical trapping and microsurgery (using multiple laser beams)

STATISTICS

Team's members have a significant contribution to the educational work of School A.M.P.S. of N.T.U.A. by teaching a great number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, laboratory exercises, seminars, diploma thesis supervision, doctoral theses, etc.
Semesters Teaching
Graduate and Post-graduate Theses
PhD Theses
Publications

NEWS

Interesting News and Announcements

The 2018 Nobel prize in Physics was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

This has given us great pleasure, since optical trapping is a research object in which our team has been a pioneer in Greece and beyond.

Link
It is our pleasure to invite you to the speach of Nobel prize holder prof. Gerard Mourou at 21/5/2019, as our laboratory takes part in the HELLAS-CH program. For more information press here.
Exam's results are available at courses site (myCourses).

At the meeting of the TEE-TCG (23/2/19), it was decided by a large majority to register the graduates of the NTUA School A.M.P.S. at TEE-TCG.

(Dean's message)

Portfolio

Some photographs from team's research

Irradiated IOL

Irradiated IOL

Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Phantom hyperthermia

Phantom hyperthermia

with femtosecond laser
Irradiated IOL

Irradiated IOL

Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Phantom

Phantom

Laser HF

Laser HF

Liposomes trapping
Liposomes trapping
Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Irradiated IOL

IOL irradiation

Endoscopic surgery

Endoscopic surgery

Integrating sphere

Integrating sphere

Phantom hyperthermia

Phantom hyperthermia

Phantom hyperthermia

Phantom hyperthermia

Optical Trapping

Optical Trapping

Cleaning artwork

Cleaning artwork

Irradiated IOL

IOL irradiation

TEAM

PROFESSORS / PhD STUDENTS


Serafetinides A.

SERAFETINIDES ALEXANDROS

Emeritus Professor

Optoelectronics

Laser and Laser applications

Makropoulou M.

MAKROPOULOU - LOUKOGIANNAKI MYRSINI

Professor

Non-ionizing radiation Medical Physicist

Biophotonics

Biomedical laser applications

Kareliotis G.

KARELIOTIS GEORGIOS

PhD Student

Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO)

Medical Physicist

Tsilikas G.

TSILIKAS GIANNIS

PhD Student

Optoelectronics

POST-DOC RESEARCHERS / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATES


Δρακάκη Ε.

DRAKAKI ELENI

Post-Doc Researcher Scientific Associate

Biophotonics

Photodynamic Therapy

Bacharis C.

BACHARIS KONSTANTINOS

Post-Doc Researcher

Scientific Associate

Biophotonics

Ophthalmological laser applications

ALUMNI (2005+)


Spyratou E.

SPYRATOU ELINA

Post-Doc Researcher Scientific Associate

Optoelectronics / Biophotonics

KOTSIFAKI DOMNA

Post-Doc Researcher

Optoelectronics / Biophotonics

PAPAGIAKOUMOU EIRINI

Post-Doc Researcher

Biophotonics

PAPADOPOULOS DIMITRIOS

Post-Doc Researcher

Optoelectronics

Photonics




PUBLICATIONS

1

BOOKS

2

PAPERS

3

PRESENTATIONS

4

PROTOCOLS

SAVE THE DATE

Some interesting upcoming events.
  • 28 Jun 2019
    17th IPA World Congress
  • 17th International Photodynamic World Congress
  • Link
  • 25 Aug 2019
    2019 ESP - IUPB World Congress
  • 17th Congress of the International Union of Photobiology
  • 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology
  • Link
  • 4 Sept p2019
    8th ICCB
  • 8th International Conference on Computational Bioengineering
  • Link
  • 8 Sept 2019
    24th ICMP
  • 24th International Conference on Medical Physics
  • Link

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