Opendata, web and dolomites


Bichromatic Structures for Robust propagation of Light

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 BISTRO-LIGHT project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the BISTRO-LIGHT project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "BISTRO-LIGHT" about.

photonic    infrared    structures    topologically    revealed    modulated    experiments    nanostructures    aubry    particles    experimentally    enhancement    inherits    spectrum    emergence    circuitry    thoroughly    refractive    spatial    effect    academic    displaying    periodically    protected    insulator    expanded    near    shown    dimensional    ties    crystal    community    conception    combine    structure    fascination    scanning    andr    realization    topological    edge    boundary    nanostructured    investigation    opportunity    periodicities    thriving    nontrivial    site    microscope    instance    designed    energy    binding    supervising    suitably    bichromatic    dielectric    interaction    experimental    variety    arrangement    scattering    disorder    tight    propagation    invariants    visualized    create    crystals    me    index    model    spurring    incommensurate    give    professional    eacute    sensitive    light    superposition    nanophotonics    action    nonlinearities    helping    stronger    back   

Project "BISTRO-LIGHT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: STEVINWEG 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 165˙598 €
 EC max contribution 165˙598 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2019-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) coordinator 165˙598.00


 Project objective

The investigation of topological effects in photonic systems is a thriving field of research in the nanophotonics community. Suitably designed nanostructures allow the formation of novel states for light which are more robust against disorder and less sensitive to back-scattering, spurring academic fascination and helping to improve photonic circuitry technology. Recent advances have greatly expanded the variety of systems displaying topological effects: for instance it has recently been shown that the Aubry-André model, a one-dimensional tight-binding model of particles with a periodically-modulated on-site energy, inherits the nontrivial topological properties of a higher-dimensional topological insulator. In this Action, I propose to create a photonic realization of the Aubry-André model for near-infrared light with photonic-crystal structures and demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally, the emergence of nontrivial topological properties. To reach this goal, I will theoretically develop the concept of “bichromatic” photonic crystals, i.e., dielectric structures with a specific spatial arrangement of the refractive index characterized by the superposition of two incommensurate periodicities. Such structures have the potential to combine topologically-protected propagation of light with the strong enhancement of light-matter interaction characteristic of nanostructured fields. Topological effects will be revealed by the formation of boundary states at the edge of the structure, which will be experimentally visualized with near-field scanning microscope measurements. The spectrum, the topological invariants, and the effect of nonlinearities will be thoroughly investigated. This Action will give me the opportunity of directly supervising an exciting research project from the conception up to the experimental phase, improving my professional capabilities and helping me to develop stronger ties with experiments.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 F. Alpeggiani and L. Kuipers
Topological edge states in bichromatic photonic crystals
published pages: , ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI:
Optica in press 2019-06-05
2018 L. De Angelis, F. Alpeggiani, L. Kuipers
Spatial Bunching of Same-Index Polarization Singularities in Two-Dimensional Random Vector Waves
published pages: , ISSN: 2160-3308, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.041012
Physical Review X 8/4 2019-06-05
2018 M. F. Picardi, K. Y. Bliokh, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, F. Alpeggiani, F. Nori
Angular momenta, helicity, and other properties of dielectric-fiber and metallic-wire modes
published pages: 1016, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.5.001016
Optica 5/8 2019-06-05

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "BISTRO-LIGHT" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "BISTRO-LIGHT" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

NaWaTL (2020)

Narrative, Writing, and the Teotihuacan Language: Exploring Language History Through Phylogenetics, Epigraphy and Iconography

Read More  

MingleIFT (2020)

Multi-color and single-molecule fluorescence imaging of intraflagellar transport in the phasmid chemosensory cilia of C. Elegans

Read More  

MathematicsAnalogies (2019)

Mathematics Analogies

Read More