In the future, the use of quasicrystals may open up new possibilities for laser and sensor design.
Nanotechnologies have been a hot topic for over 15 years now, while nanophotonics still remains known to the rare few.
ITMO University now has a new experimental complex: an anechoic chamber for testing antennas and studying the electrodynamic characteristics of the latest artificial materials.
Researchers from Far Eastern Federal University and ITMO University optimized earlier produced gold nanoparticles in such a way that they control the wavelength of light in an optimal manner. The research can be used for creating cheap and high-precision gas analysers.
Scientists from ITMO University, Saint Petersburg Academic University, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) have created a flexible and transparent membrane which makes infrared beams visible to the human eye.