Demo Center

“Fundamentals, fabrication and characterisation techniques of guided optical systems”

When: June, 20th, 09:00 – 17:30

Where: Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara” – CNR-IFAC, Via Madonna del Piano, 10 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

Fee: 200 euros

Fee for ICOP2024 participants: 100 euros, remember to indicate in the registration form (in the “insert a note” section) that you are a participant of the ICOP2024 conference.

Training description: The Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” (CNR-IFAC) organizes a one-day training course as part of the European photonics innovation hub ( This one-day hands-on training course aims to provide industrial partners, as well as students and young researchers, a training about guiding devices, waveguides and fibres, and related fabrication and characterisation technologies.

The course, after a short introduction about the principles of light propagation in the structures object of the course, will focus on the following main topics:

1) Ion-exchange as a technology for the fabrication of planar waveguides in glasses

2) Coupling of light to guiding structures

3) Characterization of slab and channel waveguide structures (optical constants, propagation and coupling losses, near field, optical gain)

4) Fabrication and characterization techniques of optical fibre gratings

5) Physical parameters sensing techniques (Fibre bragg gratings)

6) Biochemical parameters sensing techniques (Long period gratings + microfluidics).

For more details and registration info, please visit:

or contact the course directors Cosimo Trono ( and Stefano Pelli (