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  • Optical measurement of pH in microscopic samples
  • Biological samples unfold into single-protein details in the laboratory of Nano Optics.
  • The laboratory operates the National standard time and its frequency and it implements the national time scale UTC (TP), which is involved in the creation of the Co-ordinated Time UTC.
  • Fiber lasers can achieve better pump-absorption efficiency by unconventional coiling of the active fiber.
  • Highly sensitive measurement of endogenous luminescence of organisms enables non-invasive monitoring of oxidative stress
  • Optical Biosensors can be used, for example, in medical diagnostics, food quality control or environmental monitoring.

News update

The winners of the Lab Day Competition at the electron microscope
The winners of the Lab Day Competition came to spend their winnings - at their request we took them (not only) to the electron and ion microscopy laboratory.
Jiří Čtyroký and Vlastimil Matějec were appointed emeritus scientists
Researchers Jiří Čtyroký and Vlastimil Matějec received from the ÚFE director the appointment decrees of the emeritus scientist status of the Czech Academy of Sciences for a lifetime of successful work and merits for the development of the workplace and the scientific field.
Věda na dosah
Meeting of light and matter. Marek Piliarik presents nanooptics in the next part of the podcast series of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Věda na dosah.
ÚFE at Science Fair 2022 (photo: Jana Plavec, AVČR)
After a two-year break, the Science Fair, the largest popular-education event for the public in the Czech Republic, took place at the PVA EXPO exhibition center in Letňany, Prague, on June 2-4. The ÚFE stand brought visitors an insight into the optical biosensors research and nano-optics.
Kristýna Holanová and Jiří Slabý guests of the Czech Television TV show Sama doma
Kristýna Holanová and Jiří Slabý were guests of a live broadcasted journalistic TV show Sama doma of the Czech Television. They introduced research of our Institute and invited to the Science Fair in June.
A pair of pupils from Na Šutce Primary School spent a day with a scientist at IPE
Tereza and David, pupils from the Na Šutce primary school in Prague 8, competed in the Competition for a day with a scientist during the autumn Open Days of IPE and won. They came to the optical fiber technology laboratory to pick up their winnings.

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In the Laboratory of the National Time and Frequency Standard, we create exact time and implement the national time scale UTC (TP).
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The team is engaged in the research of photonic and plasmonic (nano) structures and functional biomolecular files, the development of optical measuring methods and systems, the study of biomolecular interactions and detection of chemical and biological agents in areas such as medical diagnostics, food quality control or environmental monitoring.

Research covers the high power fiber lasers and their use for material processing, medicine and nonlinear optics.

Activities of the department are focused on the characterization of materials and structures destined for use in optoelectronics and microelectronics. Major attention has been paid to III-V materials, binaries GaP, InP, GaAs and GaSb, ternaries InGaP, AlGaAs and quaternary InGaAsP.

The team explores novel paths to future electrodynamic and electronic therapeutic and diagnostic methods in biotechnology and medicine. Team develops new theoretical methods and nanotechnology enabled experimental tools to analyze both active and passive electromagnetic properties of biomaterials from the level of molecules to tissues.

The newly established Nano Optics group focuses on advancing the knowledge of light-matter interactions below the diffraction limit of light as well as development of novel experimental methods that address current topics in biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.

Research in the Time and Frequency Department is focused on ultra-sensitive short-term frequency stability measurement at low radio frequency in ambient temperature, both in time and frequency (spectral) domains. Research also concerns applications of the dual-mixer time-difference multiplication method in accurate measurement of short time-delays in electronic components.

IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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