The aim of the Group of Nanophotonic Devices  (NANOPOD) is to use the emerging field of Nanophotonics (photonics at the nanoscale) to develop new applications, materials and devices that can address current social and technological problems in the fields of optical telecommunications, energy and biomedical applications.

The group has extensive experience in photonic crystal lasers, single photon emitters or high-speed photodetectors. It has participated in numerous national and international projects and contracts with companies. It has several patents and is supported by national and international funds.

The specific objectives of the group are:

  • Design, manufacture and customization of photonic devices that make use of photonic nanostructures (such as photonic crystals) to improve their performance or to be used in new applications
  • Development of nanophotonic structure simulation techniques, application of finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation tools.
  • Development and use of nanofabrication techniques and customization of nanophotonic devices (top-down and bottom-up)
  • Applications of photonic devices in:

    Information technologies and communication: laser nano-emitters, high-speed photo-detectors, devices for optical communications based on quantum optics. Integration of light emitters with photonics and electronics on silicon

    Energy: solar cells, light-emitting diodes and laser diodes

    Biomedical applications: development of nano-biochips for the detection of DNA and individual molecules (proteins) using optical detection

Contact information

Dr. Pablo Aitor Postigo
Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología
Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica
PTM, Calle Isaac Newton 8, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid
Tel. +34 91 806 07 00
Fax. +34 91 806 07 01