TOM6 Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices


Azzedine boudrioua Azzedine Boudrioua

Université Sorbonne
Paris Nord (FR)




Given their multiple industrial applications, the development and characterization of optical materials continue to generate various investigations with major scientific and technological challenges. For example, in many fields of photonics the fabrication and structuring of thin films at the micro and nanometric scale is essential. In general, the material must present a good compromise between its optical properties structure and composition. Simple and easy-to-implement techniques such as the solgel process, and complex and costly ones such as epitaxy, MOVPE, laser ablation (PLD), rf sputtering are commonly used to synthesis different optical materials. Correlation between the material optical characteristics and its structural, compositional and morphological properties is of great importance. Eventually, there are significant needs to develop innovative techniques for the fabrication of new materials, as well as to develop simple and efficient characterization techniques.These needs have given rise to multidisciplinary research with the ambition to provide optical materials and devices from an approach linking the desired performances to the atomic and molecular scale structure. 


  • Dielectric materials: crystals and thin films for optics
    • growth techniques, luminescent crystals and scintillators, laser and non-linear optics crystals, passive and active thin layers, deposition techniques, characterizations, structuring, etc.
  • Semiconductor materials: thin films, hetero-structures
    •  III-V, II-VI, Si/SiO2, etc.
  • Organics optical materials: molecules, polymers, hybrids
    • synthesis, small molecules, organic thin layers, optical properties, perovskites, etc.
  • Glasses
    • optics on glass, special glasses, etc.
  • Emerging materials and new challenges
    • synthesis, functionalization, characterizations, etc.
  • Optical materials and devices 



Program Committee

Maurizio Ferrari, IFN CNR (IT)

Muriel Hissler, Université Rennes I (FR)

Lung Han Peng, NTU (TW)

Gérard Aka, ENSCP Paris (FR)


Invited Speakers


Title: Oxide-based nonlinear borate single crystals: a good challenge for the design of efficient UV solid state laser in the UV range

Gerard Aka, PSL Université - Chimie ParisTech (FR)




Title: Nanomaterials for light-driven multi-electron processes

Ilka Kriegel, Italian Institute of Technology (IT)

Title: Er3+ activated photonic glass systems fabricated by RF sputtering on flexible substrates

Alessandro Chiasera, IFN-CNR-FBK Trento (IT)