The multidisciplinary activities of the Laboratory of Photonics and Biophotonics, part of the Optics Group of the Physics Department, Universidade Federal of Pernambuco in Recife, started back in 1987 in the former Laboratory of Optoelectronics and Photonics.

From 1987 to 2000, the research has covered themes such as picosecond and femtosecond pulse propagation in optical fibres, linear and nonlinear spectroscopy in rare earth doped glasses and fibres, studies of nonlinear phenomena such as all-optical switches, Z-scan, Kerr effect in semiconductor doped glasses, polymers, mesoionic materials, biomaterials (retinal derivatives, porphyrins, bacteriorhodopsin) and strongly scattering media.

From 2001 to 2005, the research emphasis concentrated on optical amplifiers (S/C/L band optical amplifiers), Biophotonics (imaging techniques, as OCT), nanophotonics and nonlinear optics.

The present research activities are in the areas of nanophotonics, biophotonics, nonlinear optics in photonics materials, photonics devices and we also devote special effort to educational activities.

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NANOPHOTONICS

BIOPHOTONICS

NONLINEAR OPTICS IN PHOTONICS MATERIALS

PHOTONICS DEVICES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS