a. Preparing the optical fibers to be used as substrates for the synthesis of thin metallic films ;
b. Optimization of the synthesis protocol of thin metallic films on the optical fiber substrates. For this purpose, the student will evaluate two metals: gold and silver;
c. Conducting testing procedures for the as-obtained plasmonic sensors;
d. Getting familiar with data processing and analysis techniques;
e. Getting acquainted with the latest scientific and technical information related to:
(i) materials synthesis and characterization techniques;
(ii) fabrication and evaluation of plasmonic sensors;
(iii) lasers and plasma physics;
f. Dissemination of research results through scientific articles..
- basic knowledge in optics and materials physics.