Description

Prof. Dr. Sidney Ribeiro*
São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Younès Messaddeq
1São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Nalin
1São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Édison Pecoraro
São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil
2Federal Univ. of São Carlos
Dept. of Chemistry
São Carlos, Brazil
2Université Laval
Centre d'optique, photonique et laser
Québec, Canada
The course will treat on the fundamentals, preparation and characterization of special glasses, optical fibers and related sol-gel based materials. Students activities include on-line interactive sessions and experimental sessions for those attending the course at Araraquara, Brazil.
Seminars, with contents distributed to all participants, will be proposed for attendants in order to improve interactions among them.

Teaching Staff
Technical support
* Professor-in-charge
Robson Rosa da Silva
PhD student
São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil
Fernando Eduardo Maturi
Undergraduate student
São Paulo State University
Institute of Chemistry
Araraquara, Brazil

Objectives

-to introduce students to the role of Photonics in 21st century compared to the one of electronics in the last century;

-to introduce students to Glasses and derived materials like optical fibers and planar waveguides and glass-ceramics, and their preparation methods;

-to introduce students to “Soft Chemistry”, “Sol-Gel Materials” and “Organic-Inorganic Hybrids”;

-to introduce students to Rare Earths ions Spectroscopic properties and how these properties can be explored in new opto-electronic devices;

-to introduce students to “Self-Assembly” phenomena and their relationship to importante devices produced by using this concept and also bioinspiration and biomimicry in Chemistry;

Course Topics

a)Glasses (Definitions; Glass materials; Glass properties; Optical glasses);

b)Characterization techniques (Long and short order characterization; Vibrational spectroscopy- Raman scattering and Infrared absorption; X-rays absorption fine structure (EXAFS); Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR));

c)Glass-Ceramics (Definitions; Glass-ceramics properties;Transparent glass-ceramics);

d)Waveguides (Optical fibers; Planar and chanel waveguides;Integrated Optics; Applications -Fiber sensors-Photonic band gap fibers -Stimulated emission- Lasers and optical amplifiers);

e)Spectroscopic properties of lanthanide ions (luminescence, down-shifiting, down-conversion, up-conversion)3.6-Sol-Gel Methodology (Colloids; Nanotechnology; Sol-Gel Process, Organic-inorganic hybrids; Applications- Self-Assembly, Emergent properties, Nanotechnology, Biooinspiration and biomimicry in Chemistry.

Grading Policy

Final grades will be calculated taking into account:

-Weekly proposed follow-up quizzes;

-Midterm and final evaluation;

-Webinars prepared by participants to be distributed on-line.

Course Schedule

- 2 hours pre-recorded weekly sessions to be downloaded

- 1 hour weekly on-line sessions with tutors and responsible for the classes

Schedule (8:30-10:30 a.m.- Brasilia (Brazil) Time- UCT/GMT -3 hours)
Abril- 16, 23, 30
May- 7, 14, 21 28
June- 4, 11, 18, 25

Course registration

Information about course registration could be found in the "Register" menu localized in the top of the website