Conference Agenda

Topical Meetings and Sessions:

TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing
TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics
TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics
TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices
TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management
TOM 8 - Nonlinear and Quantum Optics
TOM 9 - Optics at Nanoscale (ONS)
TOM 10 - Optical Microsystems (OMS)
TOM 11 - Waves in Complex Photonic Media
TOM 12 - Optofluidics
TOM 13 - Ultrafast Optical Technologies and Applications
TOM 14 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
EU Project Session
Early Stage Researcher Session organised by SIOF
Grand Challenges of Photonics Session

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Session Overview
TOM10 S02: Optical Microsystems (OMS): Biophotonics
Thursday, 16/Sept/2021:
11:15 - 12:45

Session Chair: Pietro Ferraro, National Research Council, Italy
Location: Aula 9

1st Floor

11:15 - 11:45
ID: 393 / TOM10 S02: 1
TOM 10 Optical Microsystems (OMS)

Biomimetic gold bipyramids for plasmonic photo-thermal therapy

Paolo Rosa1, Andreea Campu2, Vanessa Verrina1, Francesca Petronella3, Selenia Miglietta1, Antonella Calogero1, Roberto Pani1, Athanassia Athanassiou4, Monica Focsan2, Giovanni Perotto4, Luciano De Sio1

1Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 2Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; 3National Research Council, Italy; 4Istituto Italiano di tecnologia, Italy

We report on the realization, characterization, and application of bio-inspired Au NPs with an exotic shape (bipyramid, AuBP) and coated with a thin layer of wool-extracted keratin (Ker-AuBPs). The newly developed Ker-AuPBs are characterized in terms of morphological, spectroscopic, and thermo-optical properties. Furthermore, in vitro experiments performed on a human glioblastoma cell line (i.e., U87-MG), using viability assays, confirm the biocompatibility of Ker-AuPBs and localized photo-thermal heating capabilities.

11:45 - 12:00
ID: 300 / TOM10 S02: 2
TOM 10 Optical Microsystems (OMS)

Underwater light manipulation by the benthic diatom Ctenophora pulchella: basic principles and functional meaning

Edoardo De Tommasi1, Ilaria Rea1, Maria Antonietta Ferrara1, Luca De Stefano1, Mario De Stefano2, Adil Yousif Al-Handal3, Maria Stamenkovic3,4, Angela Wulff3

1National Research Council, Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems; 2University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Department of Environmental, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies; 3University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences; 4University of Belgrade, Department of Ecology, Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”

Marine and freshwater diatoms contribute massively to global primary production with significant effects on carbon, oxygen, and silica cycles. Diatoms are enclosed in a micro- and nano- patterned silica shell, the frustule, whose functions comprise mechanical stability, sorting of nutrients from harmful agents, and optimization of light harvesting. In the present work several numerical and experimental techniques including wide-angle beam propagation method, transmission imaging, digital holography, fluorescence imaging, and photoluminescence spectroscopy have been exploited to study the interaction of light with both bare frustules and living cells of the benthic diatom Ctenophora pulchella.

12:00 - 12:15
ID: 534 / TOM10 S02: 3
TOM 10 Optical Microsystems (OMS)

Highly sensitive and specific Imidacloprid Detection by LSPR biosensing based on iso-Y nanopillars

Ambra Vestri1, Massimo Rippa1, Valentina Marchesano1, Domenico Sagnelli1, Jun Zhou2, Lucia Petti1

1Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems “E. Caianiello” of CNR, Pozzuoli, Italy; 2Institute of Photonics, Faculty of Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo, People’s Republic of China

Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in agriculture and its intensive use over the last 30 years has provoked a rising global concern for its potential effects on the ecosystem. In this paper we propose a very efficient, sensitive and specific Localised Surface Plasmon Resonance system for the insecticide detection based on 2D nanostructured metasurfaces with extremely performing plasmonic properties showing a competitive limit of detection lower than 1 ng/ml.

12:15 - 12:45
ID: 490 / TOM10 S02: 4
TOM 10 Optical Microsystems (OMS)

Opto-microfluidic droplets: system perspectives

Cinzia Sada, Annamaria Zaltron, Riccardo Zamboni, Leonardo Zanini

University of Padova, Physics and Astronomy Department, Italy

Droplets microfluidics is broadening the range of Lab on a Chip solutions enhancing the portfolio of technologies not only relying on imaging techniques for optical based monitoring. Opto-microfluidics droplets systems have stepped into the niche of microanalytical analysis paving the way for additional solutions.

Progress in combining integrated optics and microfluidics will be presented with special care to those platforms able to detect, label and characterize droplets.

Current applications and future perspectives of opto-microfluidic droplets will be discussed as well as a look behind the scene in creating a functional system.