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At CAP we perform R&D in applied photonics, principally focusing on optical fibre technology.

We are oriented towards applied research and development in optical fibre sources, optical fibre communication, optical fibre sensors and microfabrication (thin films and integrated optics).

Our group is always looking for opportunities for technology transfer to industrial companies using its specific competencies in optoelectronics and systems integration.

Latest News
Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC develops laser technology for the identification of materials

The researchers of INESC TEC’s Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) developed a laser technology based on artificial intelligence that allows to identify and quantify minerals in real time. 

14th August 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

Exhibition at FCUP celebrates the 50 years since the arrival of man on the moon

On 20 July of 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon for the first time. The University of Porto (U.Porto), along with INESC TEC, intended to mark the anniversary of the first moon landing with a number of activities, including an exhibition entitled “50 anos da Chegada do Homem à Lua” (in English “50 years since the arrival of man on the moon”).

24th July 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researcher receives award in the 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering

The paper presented by Sandra Rodrigues, a researcher of INESC TEC’s Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), was distinguished in the 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering (DCE2019), which was held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), between 27 and 28 July of 2019.

23rd July 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC’s photonics area awarded at AOP 2019

Between 31 May and 4 June of 2019, three papers developed by researchers of INESC TEC'S Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) were distinguished at the AOP 2019 conference – IV International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics, which was held in Lisbon.

08th July 2019

INESC TEC researchers distinguished in the book “Women in Science”

Ana Pires and Carla Carmelo Rosa were the two INESC TEC researchers distinguished by Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica under the initiative “Women in Science”.

08th April 2019

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Featured Projects

INSite

INSite. In­situ ore grading system using LIBS in harsh environments

2020-2023

FOOD4U

Real-time monitoring of fresh food quality with optical sensors

2019-2022

EFAR

Cabeças sensoras para corrente contínua

2019-2020

LED

Consultoria especializada em sistemas óticos

2018-2020

SENVIB

Sensor ótico de vibração para aplicações em transformadores

2018-2018

MetBots

Metabolomic robots with self-learning artificial intelligence for precision agriculture

2018-2020

GreenNanoSensing

Quantum nanoSensing for renewable energy and environmental management

2018-2021

ENDOR

Endoscope based on new optical fibre technology for Raman spectroscopy

2018-2021

SolSensors

Development of advanced fibre optic sensors to monitor the durability of concrete and reinforced concrete structures

2018-2021

SAFEWATER

On chip whispering gallery mode optical microcavities for emerging microcontaminant determination in waters

2018-2021

FLAPSYS

Fiber laser plasma spectroscopy system for real time element analysis

2018-2021

MINDOG

Adaptação de 3 sensores de H2S para incorporação em sistemas de deteção de flatulência canina

2017-2019

TEC4SEA

Modular Platform for Research, Test and Validation of Technologies supporting a Sustainable Blue Economy

2017-2020

INFANTE

Sistema de apresentação da "Maquete do Porto Mediaval", do Museu Casa do Infante

2017-2017

AGRINUPES

Integrated monitoring and control of water, nutrients and plant protection products towards a sustainable agricultural sector

2017-2020

CORAL-SENSORS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

CORAL-TOOLS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

Femto3D

Fabricação tridimensional de dispositivos ópticos integrados por escrita directa com laser femtosegundo

2016-2017

TECCON2

Acordo de Cooperação em P&D entre INESC P&D Brasil e INESCTEC para participação no projeto TECCON2

2016-2019

STRONGMAR-CRAS

STRengthening MARritime Technology Research Center

2016-2018

MarineEye

MarinEye - A prototype for multitrophic oceanic monitoring

2015-2017

NanoStima-RL1

NanoSTIMA - Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing Technologies

2015-2019

ASCOS2015

9th Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors

2015-2015

VAMOS

Viable Alternative Mine Operating System

2015-2019

EYEFRY

Cooking oils degradation assessment system

2014-2015

Re-Learning

Human motor re-learning by sensor information fusion

2014-2015

GOPA

Environmental processes management and optimisation

2013-2014

Spin_Fonao

Magnetic-induced ferroelectricity unravelled through spin-phonon coupling

2013-2015

InCell

Optical fibre tweezers for single cell manipulation and analysis

2013-2014

SNIFFER

Sensor devices network for food supply chain security

2013-2016

ThermaMonitor

System based on optical fibre sensors to monitor temperature in electrical machines

2013-2014

Sensing

Network Sensing for Critical Systems Monitoring

2013-2015

SmartGrids

Smart Grids

2013-2015

Cyclops

Single-Pixel Imaging Lidar based on Compressive Sensing

2013-2014

Cooperation

Cooperation and Perception for Augmented Autonomy

2013-2015

Ecoal-MGT

Ecological Management of Coal Waste Piles

2012-2015

IORT

The effect of shielding on dose distributions in intra-operative electron radiotherapy: a Monte Carlo simulation study

2012-2015

SPR

Plasmonics Based Fibre Optic Sensing with Enhanced Performance

2012-2014

WineBioCode

Biosensor Development for Wine Traceability in the Douro Region

2012-2015

E-Coli

Lab-on-a-chip: E.coli rapid detection

2012-2012

NanoWires

Optical Fibre NanoWires

2012-2012

FLUOROCT

Dose distribution mapping and Monte Carlo simulations in CT-fluoroscopy

2011-2014

Wood

Numerical and experimental study of cohesive laws in bonded wood joints

2011-2014

AQUAMONITOR

Optical fiber sensors for water quality monitoring applied to the determination of dissolved carbon dioxide in aquaculture

2011-2013

Nanovalor

Pole of Competitiveness in Nanotechnology for the enhancement of R&D potential in the Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal

2011-2014

MicroNanoCarolina

Expanding activity in optics and optoelectronics: micro and nonofabrication technologies

2010-2012

Multiferroicos

Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric materials for spintronics: obstacles and interfaces

2010-2013

FIBDOSE

Fibre dosimeters for in vitro and in vivo dosimetry in External Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy

2010-2013

SmartCoat

Optical fibre sensors embedded in composite materials to monitor physical parameters

2010-2012

TECCON

Optical fibre sensors to supervise, control and protect electric power systems

2010-2013

SensEFil

Monitoring filament wound vessels using optical sensors embedded in composite reinforcement

2010-2012

MCP

Antibacterial and osteogenic behaviour of Modified Calcium Phosphates (MCP): in vitro and in vivo evaluation

2010-2013

Hybrid

Hybrid electro-optical microfluidic device for single cell analysis

2010-2013

WaveTune

Monitoring systems based on optical fibre technology

2010-2011

SensingVed

Intelligent monitoring system based on sensor networks

2010-2010

Microphyte

Sensors for a new and more competitive bioprocess for the production of hydrogen

2010-2013

SensKanoe

Sensing systems applied to canoes

2009-2012

Mobiles

Sustainable electric mobility - Solutions for the logistics associated with electric vehicle battery charging

2009-2012

TunLas

Optical fibre tunable lasers

2009-2017

SkateMus

Music generation from skater movements

2009-2009

Memimetria

System to measure the thickness of materials using interferometric imaging setups

2008-2010

Biomotion

Perception of biological motion - integrating psychophysics, neurophysiology and computational modeling

2008-2012

Bioswim

Body Interface System based on Wearable Integrated Monitoring

2008-2011

Endurance0

Optical fibre Bragg sensors to monitor structures in Civil Engineering

2008-2010

Nanocrystalline

Glass Ceramics with Non Linear Optical Properties

2008-2011

AmdraphydII

Advanced Monitoring and Diagnosis of the Physical Dynamics of the Estuary of Aveiro

2008-2009

Oreo2

Self-patternable organic/inorganic hybrids for low cost integrated optics devices

2008-2010

SenRONS

Optical fibre sensors to determine reactive oxygen and nitric oxide in biological systems

2008-2011

Motion

Monitoring and compensaTion of Impairments in Optical Networks

2007-2010

Welding

Optical fibre Bragg sensors for friction stir welding (FSW) and laser beam welding (LBW) modeling

2007-2009

Biopelvic

Study of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders

2007-2010

Optic-Algae

Hybrid photobioreactors containing microstructured optical fibres for operations with microalgae

2007-2010

SmartBio

HIP Femoral Prosthesis for in vivo loosening data acqusition

2007-2010

NextGenPCF

Next Generation Photonic Crystal Fibres

2006-2009

Team
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Laboratories

Laboratory of Microfabrication

Imaging Laboratory

Laboratory of Sensors

Chemistry Sensors Laboratory

Publications

CAP Publications

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2019

Bi-core optical fiber for sensing o temperature, strain and torsion

Authors
Lobo Ribeiro, ABL; Silva, SFO; Frazao, O; Santos, JL;

Publication
MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Abstract
Bi-core optical fiber structures are studied for applications in sensing. In this paper, an analysis is performed on the spectral characteristics of light propagating in these fibers with central launching core illumination from a standard single mode fiber. Reflective and transmissive configurations are addressed. The characteristics of a reflective bi-core fiber structure for measurement of strain, temperature and absolute value of torsion are investigated and highlights for further research are presented.

2019

New Trends in the Simulation of Nanosplasmonic Optical D-Type Fiber Sensors

Authors
Guerreiro, A; Santos, DF; Baptista, JM;

Publication
SENSORS

Abstract
This article presents a review of the numerical techniques employed in simulating plasmonic optical sensors based on metal-dielectric nanostructures, including examples, ranging from conventional D-type fiber sensors, to those based on photonic crystal D-type fibers and incorporating metamaterials, nanowires, among other new materials and components, results and applications. We start from the fundamental physical processes, such as optical and plasmonic mode coupling, and discuss the implementation of the numerical model, optical response customization and their impact in sensor performance. Finally, we examine future perspectives.

2019

Preface

Authors
Lechuga, L; Raptis, I; Jorge, P; Cusano, A;

Publication
Optics and Laser Technology

Abstract

2019

Preface

Authors
Lechuga, L; Raptis, I; Jorge, P; Cusano, A;

Publication
Optics & Laser Technology

Abstract

2019

Preface

Authors
Lechuga, L; Raptis, I; Jorge, P; Cusano, A;

Publication
OPTICS AND LASER TECHNOLOGY

Abstract

Supervised Theses

2018

Fabrication of Optofluidic Systems by Femtosecond Laser Micromachining

Author
João Miguel Mendes da Silva Maia

Institution
UP-FCUP

2018

Fast prototyping of advanced sensing devices using three-dimensional direct writing with femtosecond laser

Author
Vítor Alexandre Oliveira Amorim

Institution
UP-FCUP

2018

Soliton Excitations in Open Systems using GPGPU Supercomputing

Author
André Lopes de Almeida

Institution
UP-FCUP

2018

Solving the Time-Independent Generalised Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation using Deep Learning

Author
Inês Sofia Carneiro Madureira

Institution
UP-FCUP

2018

Light manipulation and optical imaging through complex media

Author
Rui Luís Vieira Oliveira

Institution
UP-FCUP

Facts & Figures

15Proceedings in indexed conferences

2016

4Concluded PhD theses

2016

18Other Funding Programmes (k€)

2016

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