CV/About me

My name is Oriol Arteaga Barriel.  I was born in Barcelona.  Currently I am a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Department of Applied Physics of Universitat de Barcelona. Prior to that, I have been Marie Curie Fellow  at École Polytechnique and also at Applied Physics and Optics Department in Universitat de Barcelona.   I have also been  a Beatriu de Pinós Fellow at the same university and, earlier (2011-2013), I was a postdoc researcher at the Bart Kahr Group of New York University.  I finished my Phd studies  (2010) at the Applied Physics and Optics Department in Universitat de Barcelona.

My CV (updated June 2017)


My research interests spread over various experimental and theoretical aspects, most of them related to light-matter interactions that are related to the polarization of light.  Without establishing an order of preferences, these are some of the topics I enjoy working with:

  • Mueller matrix algebra and physical  interpretation of  depolarizing and non-depolarizing Mueller matrices.
  • Construction and instrumental aspects of Mueller matrix polarimeters.
  • Light propagation in bianisotropic media, asymmetric light transmission effects
  • Chirality in nanostructures and chemical systems
  • Ellipsometry of single crystals and thin films,.
  • History of optics and polarimetry.

During my research career I have spent quite a lot of time building my own home made Mueller matrix polarimeters, Mueller matrix ellipsometers and Mueller matrix microscopes.

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