Pablo Molina De Pablo

Pablo Molina graduated in Physics in 2004 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). He got his Ph. D. in 2009 at the same university, with a study on two dimensional non-linear photonic laser crystals.


From 2009 to 2011 Dr. Molina joined as post-doctoral researcher the Optical and Electronic Materials Unit of the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) with Professor Kyoshi Shimamura. There, he worked on optical properties of ultra-transparent fluorides crystals and also on the magneto-optical properties of fluorides and garnets single crystals for optical isolator applications.


In 2011 he joined the Material Physics department at University Autónoma of Madrid as post-doctoral researcher. Since the end of 2012 he is assistant professor at the same department, working in the field of active plasmonics (metal/laser-ions interaction in non-linear materials).  


Research interest:

 Generation of new optical systems by assembling metallic nano-structures on alternate polarity surfaces: Use of alternate ferroelectric domain patterns as templates on which metallic nano-structures can be self-assembled. Fabrication and optical Characterization of luminescent arrangements with innovative geometries. Generation and control of light in active plasmonic materials.


Two dimensional nonlinear photonic crystals: Fabrication and optical Characterization of 2D micro/nano-structures of ferroelectric domains in optically active systems for its application as multifrequency converter solid state lasers operating at multiple directions.


Spatially resolved Confocal Spectroscopy: Use of High Resolution Confocal Spectroscopy techniques for the non invasive optical characterization of materials in 3D. Optical visualization of ferroelectric domaisn by employing confocal SHG.


Optical properties in Ferroelectrics: By means of domain engineering or even taking advantage of the as-grown ferroelectric domain pattern in ferroic compounds, we exploit further the intrinsic optical properties of the material to develop electro-optic devices, optically bistable systems or multifuntional solid state lasers.