CNR-INFM Regional Laboratory on Laser Innovation Technology Transfer and Training - LIT 3 Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica ”M.Merlin”, Univ. di Bari, via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy
The mission of LIT3 is to strengthen the Italian research activity in the field of advanced laser sources and related technologies. In the next five years the research focus will be kept on:
- quantum cascade lasers
- laser metrological sensors
- high-brightness fiber lasers
- laser micro-machining
The technology transfer vocation of the center will be mainly oriented towards mechatronics and manufacturing, the most successful industrial domains in Puglia, in the framework of the regional and national strategies on public-private research and development. An overview of the mainstream research activities at LIT3, with emphasis on those involving collaborative projects and open positions, will be given.
Gaetano Scamarcio is full professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Bari and director of CNR-INFM LIT3. In the period 1989-1990 he has been a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, and in 1992 a visiting scientist of Walter-Schottky-Institute, Garching, Germany. In the period 1994-1996, in 2000 and 2001 he has been a visiting scientist and consultant of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (NJ). In 2006 he has been invited professor at the University of Paris 7. His actual research interests include: quantum cascade lasers, mid-infrared electroluminescence and laser action, development and applications of fiber lasers, spectroscopic techniques for real-time monitoring of optoelectronic devices, laser sensors for mechatronics. He has authored over 130 refereed articles, holds 7 patents and delivered over 30 invited talks at international conferences. Since 1997 he is coordinating research projects funded by UE, ESA, INFM, MIUR, MAP, CNR, and industries, for an overall budget of > 5 M€. He has been the recipient of the Award of the Italian Physical Society in 1989 and the Firestone Prize in 1985.