Photonics is related to
guiding and detection of light and lies in the heart of modern society
activities. Gathering interdisciplinary efforts from Chemistry, Physics
and Materials Science the study of Photonic Materials is considered in
this school focused on Glasses, Optical Fibers and Sol-Gel based
first materials prepared by man. Isotropic in nature, with
optical properties easily tuned for specific applications, glasses play
a fundamental hole in photonics; Optical fibers,
optical glasses, are the choice for guiding media for applications in
communications, sensing and light transmission with special new
applications as active media in photonics derived new areas such as
plasmonics and biophotonics; Sol-Gel
based materials and processes are becoming more and more popular in the
preparation of colloidal suspensions and special optical thin films.
This school will
treat on the fundamentals, preparation and characterization of special
glasses, optical fibers and related sol-gel based materials. Important
specialists from many different countries will be together in
Araraquara for 9 days for theoretical and experimental activities
concerning these special photonic media.
Students activities will
include participation in all theoretical and experimental sessions and
posters and oral presentations are expected in order to improve
To participate in
the 1st SAMPA the students must submit an application. The Organizing
Committee will review all the applications and the successful
applicants will be notified in due time.
The School will
provide financial support for the students coming away from Araraquara.
The support will cover air tickets, shuttle transport, bus tickets,
accommodation and meals.