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Structure Department of Physics and Astronomy
Telephone 0498277202
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector FIS/03 - MATERIAL PHYSICS
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Monday from 14:00 to 15:00 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Stanza 017 piano terra Per massima sicurezza si consiglia di prendere appuntamento via e-mail.
(updated on 10/07/2013 16:53)

Proposals for thesis
1) Ferroelectric nanofilms for photovoltaics
Ferroelectric materials possess an electric dipole moment even at zero applied field. Among their multifarious applications they have recently been indicated as one of the most promising alternatives for solar energy conversion. Some experimental evidences suggest that the reduction of those materials to the nano-scale brings new physical phenomana, and some among them may lead to an increase of the conversion efficiency.
The proposed research activity has both experimental and theoretical aspects and contributes to this field with tasks ranging from fabrication and characterization to the study of transport phenomena at the microscopic level.

2) Electro-optic devices for the gravitational wave detector VIRGO
New gravitational wave detectors, VIRGO in Pisa among them, exploit advanced optical techniques. In this scenario, an accurate control of the spatial beam profile of the laser beams in the optical lines that make up the detection system (in particular those producing squeezed light states) plays a key role.
Hereby we propose an activity carried out in collaboration with the VIRGO group operatinng at the Legnaro National Laboratory where new tecniques for monitoring and control of the optical beams based on active optical elements. Such devices exploits electro-optical effect to modulate the beams with frequencies up to tens of MHz. The candidate will be involved in the design, characterization and testing of those devices.

Curriculum Vitae
Marco Bazzzan obtained his Physics degree in 2001 and his Material Scince PhD title in 2004 at the Padova University. Since 2011 He has a researcher position at the Physics and Astronomy Department, as well as an invited professorship at the Lorraine University (France), working also as Erasmus flux responsible.
His research interests are devoted mainly to solid state physics, and optics. He worked on the experimental study of Lithium Niobate, a crystal material with several functional properties largely employed in nonlinear optics and photonics, in particular to its growth, structural analysis by high resolution X-Ray diffraction, photorefractive nonlinear optics and related microscopic phenomena and fabrication of integrated optical circuits. As INFN member He is also involved in the Virgo experiment for the detection of Gravitational Waves from Earth.
He collaborates with several italian and international laboratories on a number of research projects and at several large scale facilities (CERN, ESRF, EGO).
For the Padova University, He collaborates to the Advanced Laboratory course where He is in charge of several optis experiments. Moreover He gives several lessons at the course "X-Ray techniques for material analysis" for the PhD school in Science and Engineering of Materials and Nanostructures.

Research areas
Ferroelectric materials for nonlinear optical applications and photovoltaics

Optical coatings for gravitational wave detectors

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC2382 001PD SCP7081758 6 2nd Year First
SC2382 002PD SCP7081758 6 2nd Year First
SC2382 003PD SCP7081758 6 2nd Year First