The Stratakis Lab

The Stratakis Lab

Ultrafast Laser Micro and Nano Processing Laboratory

Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos

Post Doc

Dr Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos is a post-doctoral researcher with specialty in polarization non-linear microscopy (P-NLM) in the ULMNP.  He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Crete and his MSc in Microsystems and Nanodevices from the National Technical University of Athens. He then received his PhD in Photonics from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) at the Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya in Barcelona Spain, while studying nonlinear optics. He then continued as a research engineer at the Super-resolution Light Microscopy & Nanoscopy Facility of ICFO and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Optics & Biosciences, at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France. His main scientific interest is the design and development of advanced non-linear microscopy techniques based on raster-scanning of fs laser beams. His latest implementation (October 2018) is the upgrade of a Zeiss Axio Observer, simple one-photon excited fluorescence microscope, into a fully-motorized, polarization-resolved, SHG, THG, 2PEF and 3PEF, dual-beam, dual-scanner, 6-detection channels, multi-photon microscope [1-4]

Latest Publications:

[1] G. M. Maragkakis, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, A. Lemonis, G. Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Imaging the crystal orientation of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides using polarization-resolved second-harmonic generation,” Opto-Electronic Advances, 2, 190026 (2019).

[2]  S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, G. Kourmoulakis, A. Lemonis, G. Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Twist Angle mapping in layered WS2 by Polarization-Resolved Second Harmonic Generation,” Scientific Reports, 9, 14285 (2019).

[3] S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, L. Mouchliadis, I. Paradisanos, A. Lemonis, G. Kioseoglou and E. Stratakis, “Ultrahigh-resolution non-linear optical imaging of the armchair orientation in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides,” Light: Science & Applications, 7, 18005 (2018).

[4] I. Konidakis, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, K. Kosma, A. Lemonis, and E. Stratakis “Effect of composition and temperature on the second harmonic generation in silver phosphate glasses” Optical Materials, 75, 796-801, (2018).