Vainos Nikolaos

 Research interests:

  • Advanced materials growth and processing: Physicochemical and pulsed-laser growth of Photonic Materials, Nanostructured inorganic and hybrid media, Polymer-based photonic nanocomposites, Laser Micro & Nanofabrication, 2D/3D structural tailoring, Laser induced manipulation and organisation of materials, Aerogel media and structures, Soft-Lithography and Nanoimprinting, Biomimetic structures,
  • Novel Functionalities: Linear & Nonlinear Optical effects and Functionalities, and Plasmonic effects, Photo-induced, Holographic, Chemioptical effects, Optofluidic effects
  • Optoelectronic Devices - Systems - Applications: Lasers, Free Space and Integrated Photonics, Information Optics & Processing, Holographic and Diffractive Optics, Nanostructured Photonic Sensors, Optical Design and Imaging Technology, Agro-Food photonics, Industrial-Environmental-Security Photonics, Biomedical photonics applications.


Representative publications:

  • S. Mailis, L. Boutsikaris and N. A. Vainos, “Multiplexed Static and dynamic photorefraction on in Bi12 SiO20 crystals at 780nm”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B11, 1996 (1994)
  • N. A. Vainos, S. Mailis, S. Pissadakis, L. Boutsikaris, P. Dainty, Ph. Parmitter and T.J. Hall, "Excimer laser use for microetching computer-generated holographic structures" Appl. Opt. 35, 6304 (1996)
  • I. Zergioti, S. Mailis, N. A. Vainos, C. Fotakis, S. Chen and C. P. Grigoropoulos, "Microdeposition of metals by femtosecond excimer laser" Appl. Surf. Sci., 127-129, 601-605(1998)
  • S. Mailis, I. Zergioti, G. Koundourakis, A Ikiades, A. Patentalaki, P. Papakonstantinou, N. A. Vainos and C. Fotakis , “Etching and printing of diffractive optical microstructures by femtosecond excimer laser” Appl. Opt. 38, 2301-2308 (1999)
  • G. Koundourakis, C Rockstuhl, D. Papazoglou, A. Klini, I. Zergioti, N. A. Vainos and C. Fotakis, “Laser printing of active optical microstructures” Appl. Phys. Letts. 78, 868(2001)
  • R Sigel, G Fytas, N Vainos, S Pispas and G Hadjichristides, “Pattern formation in homogeneous polymer solutions induced by a continuous wave visible laser” SCIENCE 297, 67 (2002)
  • N. A. Vainos, A. Tsigara , J. Manasis, A. Giannoudakos, G. Mousdis, N. Vakakis, M. Kompitsas, A. Klini and F. Roubani-Kalantzopoulou, “Metal/metal-oxide/metal etalon structures grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Appl. Phys A 79, 1395-7 (2004)
  • G. Manasis, A. Tsigara, A. Giannoudakos, G. Anyfantis, K. Gatsouli, G. Mousdis, S. Pispas, N. Madamopoulos and N. Vainos, “Cobalt chloride based nanocomposite humidity sensors” Glass Technology 46, no2, 171(2005).
  • M. Vasileiadis, L. Athanasekos, A. Meristoudi, D. Alexandropoulos, G. Mousdis, V. Karoutsos, A. Botsialas and N. A. Vainos, “Diffractive Optic Sensor for Remote Point Detection of Ammonia” Opt. Letts. 35, 1476 (2010)
  • Athanasekos L., Vasileiadis M., Mantzaridis C., Karoutsos V.C., Koutselas I., Pispas S., Vainos N.A. “Micro-fabrication by laser radiation forces: A direct route to reversible free-standing three-dimensional structures”, Opt. Express 20, 24735-24740 (2012)
  • V. Dimitriou, E. Kaselouris, Y. Orphanos, M. Bakarezos, N. Vainos, M. Tatarakis, N. A. Papadogiannis “Three dimensional transient behavior of thin films surface under pulsed laser excitation” Appl. Phys. Letts. 103, 114104 (2013)
  • V. Karoutsos , I. Koutselas, P. Orfanou, Th. Mpatzaka, M. Vasileiadis, A. Vassilakopoulou, N. A. Vainos, A. Perrone, "One-pot synthesis and transfer of PMMA/Ag photonic nanocomposites by pulsed laser deposition" Appl. Phys. A, 120, pp 707-716 (2015)


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