Laser Laboratory

University of Patras
Contact Person: Dr. Mihalis Fakis
Telephone: +302610997488


The Laser Laboratory belongs to  the division of Electronics and Computing of the Physics  Department  at the University of Patras, Greece. It is located on the second floor of building A of the Physics Department. It was established in 1974.

Its history can be divided in two periods. In the first period (1974-1997) the main research area was gas lasers while in the second period (1998-todate) the research is focused on ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, photonic materials and fiber optics. The laboratory provides to young students the ability to understand the physics of lasers and applications both theoretically and experimentally. Furthermore, high quality scientific research is realized through its modern equipment.


  • “A Highly–Ordered Rigid Multichromophoric 3D Supramolecular Network by Combining Ionic and Coordination – Driven Self – Assembly” by A. Kaloudi-Chantzea, E. Martinou, K. Seintis, N. Karakostas, P. Giastas, F. Pitterl, H. Oberacher, M. Fakis and G. Pistolis accepted for publication in Chemical Communications
  • “Solvent and branching effect on the two-photon absorption properties of push-pull triphenylamine derivatives” by D. Cvejn, E. Michail, K. Seintis, M. Klikar, O. Pytela, T. Mikysek, N. Almonasy, M. Ludwig, V. Giannetas, M. Fakis and F. Bureš accepted for publication in RSC Advances
  • “Water-Soluble Lacunary Polyoxometalates with Excellent Electron Mobilities and Hole Blocking Capabilities for High Efficiency Fluorescence and Phosphorescent Organic Light Emitting Diodes” M. Tountas, Y. Topal, M. Kus, M. Ersöz, M. Fakis and M. Vasilopoulou accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials
  • “Surface Modification of ZnO Layers via Hydrogen Plasma Treatment for Efficient Inverted Polymer Solar Cells” V. Papamakarios, E. Polydorou, A. Soultati, N. Droseros, D. Tsikritzis, A. Douvas, L. Palilis, M. Fakis, S. Kennou, P. Argitis and M. Vasilopoulou accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • “Steady state and time resolved photoluminescence properties of CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots in solutions and in solid films” N. Droseros, K. Seintis, M. Fakis, S. Gardelis and A. Nassiopoulou Journal of Luminescence 167 (2015) 333-338
  • “Energy Transfer within Self-Assembled Cyclic Multichromophoric Arrays Based on Orthogonally Arranged Donor – Acceptor Building Blocks” Karakostas, E. Martinou, A. Kaloudi Chantzea, K. Seintis, H. Oberacher, F. Pitterl Florian, M. Fakis, J. K. Kallitsis and G. Pistolis  Faraday Discussions 185 (2015) 433-454
  • “Modulation of (non)linear optical properties in tripodal molecules by variation of the peripheral cyano acceptor moieties and the π-spacer” D. Cvejn, E. Michail, I. Polyzos, N. Almonasy, O. Pytela, M. Klikar, T. Mikysek, V. Giannetas, M. Fakis and F. Bureš J. Mater. Chem. C 3 (2015) 7345-7355
  • “The effect of additional electron donating group on the photophysics and photovoltaic performance of two new metal free D-<pi>-A sensitizers” An. Margalias, K. Seintis, M.Z. Yigit, M. Can, D. Sygkridou, V. Giannetas, M. Fakis, E. Stathatos Dyes and Pigments 121 (2015) 316-327
  • “Benzobisthiazoles as Building Blocks for Quadrupolar Fluorophores with Large Two-Photon Absorption Cross-Sections” P. Hrobarik, P. Kasak, V. Semak, V. Hrobarikova, E. Rakovsky, I. Polyzos, M. Fakis and P. Persephonis Organic Letters 16 (2014) 6358–6361
  • “Excited State and Injection Dynamics of Triphenylamine Sensitizers Containing a Benzothiazole Electron-Accepting Group on TiO2 and Al2O3 Thin Films” M. Fakis, P. Hrobarik, O. Yushchenko, I. Sigmulova, M. Koch, A. Rosspeintner, E. Stathatos and E. Vauthey Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118 (2014) 28509–28519


Department of Physics, University of Patras, Rio campus, 26504, Greece