Ótica

Solução portuguesa para o telescópio espacial Athena recebe luz verde da ESA

A componente ótica portuguesa, liderada pelo Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, e que irá integrar o futuro telescópio espacial europeu nos raios X, passou na revisão de requisitos e entra agora na fase de projeto. O IA lidera o conceito e desenho de um sistema de metrologia, ou OBM (do inglês “Onboard Metrology System”), que permitirá orientar com exatidão o espelho do Athena, um telescópio espacial nos raios X, para o sensor de cada um dos dois instrumentos científicos desta missão.

2020 marcado por avanços na fotónica

2020 é um ano que ficará para a história por muitas razões relacionadas com a pandemia, mas também pelos avanços registados na ciência que estuda os fotões, particularmente na fotónica linear e não linear e cujos estudos foram publicados na Nature, Nature Photonics e Science e contaram com a colaboração teórica de Vladimir Konotop, professor do Departamento de Física e investigador do Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional da Ciências ULisboa.

AOP 2019 - IV International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics

The world of Optics and Photonics meet in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 31th of May to the 4th of June 2019, in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, at the IV International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics, AOP 2019.

It will be the major optics conference in Portugal next year and one of the most important at world level, aiming at discuss the recent progress and to establish a view on the future of all fields of optics and photonics.

Topics in Optics for Space & Ground Based Astronomical Instruments

The SPOF 2018 Summer School on “Topics in Optics for Space & Ground Based Astronomical Instruments” will happen in 10 and 11 of September 2018 at the Physics Department of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.

During two days, participants will attend lectures/seminars given by leading university professors and astrophysics and space industry specialists concerning the main challenges and developments in optical design of astronomical instruments for both space and ground segments.

Non-imaging optics: from solar energy to augmented reality

Juan Carlos Miñano has been involved in Optics research since 1982, initially in nonimaging optics (Solid State Lighting and Photovoltaics) and later also in imaging applications. Since 1997 he has been Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Later he collaborated with LPI as a Senior Scientist. More recently he co-founded the company Limbak. In 2010 he was honored with the SPIE’s Conrady Award and in 2014 was honored with the Fraunhofer Award of the Optical Society of America.