OPN Image of the Week

OPN Image of the Week [February 8, 2016] A laser striking a periodic pattern diffracts in striking fashion. The pattern that appears here is due to the nature of arrangement of the micromirrors. The array acts as diffraction gratings. Several orders can be seen with varying intensities. Gerald John H. Doblado, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman


Nathaniel P. Hermosa II, Ph.D.

Cherrie May Olaya
Jadze Princeton Narag
Dina Grace C. Banguilan
Jayson P. Cabanilla
Nina Angelica Zambale
Jenny Lou Sagisi
Viron Gil A. Estrada
Joshua Cesar M. Lorenzo
Jared Joshua Operana
Katherine Isabel Remulla
Miguel L. Revilla
Liana Argonza
Marie Nathalie Dela Cruz
Edrien Dominick Ofina
Meara Noelle Albores Tolentino
Roger F. Jamilarin

Research Interests:

  • formation of light patterns, answering fundamental questions
  • applications in metrology
  • quantum entanglement

Recent Publications:

  1. Bareza, Nestor D., and Nathaniel Hermosa. Subluminal group velocity and dispersion of Laguerre Gauss beams in free space. Scientific reports 6 (2016). DOI:10.1038/srep26842. [in popular media: GMANewsonline, IFLScience, ScienceAlert,Ai??trendsderzukunft, El Ciudana]
  2. Steinlechner, Fabian, et al. Frequency conversion of structured light. Scientific reports 6 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep21390.
  3. Hermosa, Nathaniel. Reflection beamshifts of visible light due to graphene. Journal of Optics 18.2 (2016): 025612. DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/18/2/025612.
  4. Bareza Jr, Nestor, and Nathaniel Hermosa. Spatial mode projection technique in extracting nanofeatures. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim. Optical Society of America, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/CLEOPR.2015.7376494.
  5. Bareza, Nestor, and Nathaniel Hermosa. Propagation dynamics of vortices in helico-conical optical beams. Optics Communications 356 (2015): 236-242. DOI:10.1016/j.optcom.2015.08.005.

Ongoing Project:

UP OVPAA-BPhD-2015-06 Establishment of a Structured Light Laboratory within the Photonics Research Laboratory of the National Institute of Physics – June 2015 -June 2017 – PhP 2,500,000.00

Completed Project:

UP Diliman OVCRD 151507 PNSE Development of a fast and inexpensive phase front sensor using a Digital micromirror device (DMD) to determine the phase front and the Poynting vector skew angle of optical fields with complex amplitudes – June 2015 -July 2016 – PhP 300,000.00