Welcome to the alpha version of Lightnotes.info! We are not sure how you came across our blog, but we are glad to see you here.

The website and blog are both still under construction, which we decided to do live. Stick around to watch our work in progress, or come back few weeks later for our reviews of the most interesting things in the world of nanophotonics.

Hybrid all-dielectric phase-change Metamaterial. Inlusion of a sub-wavelength layer of GST material into Si nano-cylindars allows to manupulate reflective and transmissive properties of the metasurface in the near IR domain. Achived behaviour could be used to create novel type of tynable filters for tellecomunication applications.
C. Ruiz de Galarreta, I. Sinev, A. M. Alexeev, et al., Optica2020, 7, 476

Welcome to Light Notes! We are a group of academic scientists and industrial experts researching light related phenomena. Two is a group, right? Yet, we have a combined experience of more than 25 years covering the entire research and development cycle of novel optical, photonic, and opto-electronic devices. In this blog, we are going to write about latest news and share our expertise in the field.


Some of the topics we are going to cover:

2D materials toolkit. Key fabrication and characterisation techniques used in atomically thin materials research – everything you need to know to start working with graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and other 2D materials.

ECR boot camp. Things we wish we knew when we started our research careers. Research data management, manuscript and figure preparation, and so much more. Tips and tricks to make your PhD a more enjoyable experience!   

Project management. Deep-tech projects are challenging and require a tailored management approach. We will write about our experience and will share proven practices. Supporting software tools will be also presented and discussed.

Is it applicable? Review of the latest research papers from the industrial point of view. We will discuss if particular research results could be used to innovate existing devices or manufacturing processes and will consider commercialisation barriers.