PRIMALIGHT group is proud to announce that Juan won the best presentation award at the “Frontiers of Modern Optics”, a summer event that brought together the most well known experts in the field.

His work was about nanofocusing of light with disordered nanolenses. This topic arouse great interest since the possibility of strongly confine and enhance light represents the basis of a great number of applications, ranging from nonlinear nano-optics to biological imaging and spectroscopy. However, the structures implemented are usually highly regular, and any kind of disorder or randomness arising from the fabrication process has to be eliminated. In this work he demonstrates that the intrinsic roughness of the nano-structures is not an unwanted feature, but can even play a positive role.