Dr. Andrea Bianco
at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
photosensitive materials , spectroscopy , holography , dispersing elements , dielectric coatings
Profile Summary

My research activity focuses on the study of photosensitive materials, mainly photopolymers and photochromic materials, for the application in volume phase holographic optical elements. The activity starts from the design of the material and goes to the realization of a proof of concept device. Vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman), UV visible spectroscopy and spectral reflectance are commonly used to characterize the new materials.
Moreover, I am involved in the design and manufacturing of dispersing elements for astronomical spectrographs belonging to the class of Volume Phase Holographic Gratings (VPHGs). A dedicated RGB holo lab is available for this taks.
I am also involved in the design of dielectric optical coatings for astronomical instrumentation operating in the optical and infrared spectral ranges.
Publications (126)

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277720 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2689948
KEYWORDS: Beam divergence, X-rays, X-ray telescopes, X-ray optics, Astronomical imaging, Vacuum chambers, Point spread functions, X-ray sources, Parabolic mirrors, Crystals

Proceedings Article | 31 May 2023 Presentation + Paper
Andrea Bianco, Michele Frangiamore, Alessio Zanutta, Luca Oggioni, Giorgio Pariani, Francisco Garzon, Maider Insausti
Proceedings Volume 12574, 125740H (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2665861
KEYWORDS: Photopolymers, Diffraction, Astronomy, Spectrographs, Holographic materials, Film thickness, Holography, Refractive index, Prisms, Light absorption

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12181, 121814D (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2629921
KEYWORDS: X-ray sources, Mirrors, X-rays, Crystals, Optical alignment, X-ray optics, Optical components

Proceedings Article | 31 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12181, 121810W (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2628227
KEYWORDS: X-rays, Mirrors, Collimation, Crystals, Optical testing, Silicon

Proceedings Article | 30 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Jacopo Farinato, Andrea Baruffolo, Maria Bergomi, Andrea Bianco, Federico Biondi, Florian Briegel, Elena Carolo, Alexis Carlotti, Sona Chavan, Simonetta Chinellato, Marco De Pascale, Marco Dima, Valentina D'Orazi, Steve Ertel, Davide Greggio, Thomas Henning, Fulvio Laudisio, Luigi Lessio, Demetrio Magrin, Luca Marafatto, Dino Mesa, Lars Mohr, Manny Montoya, Kalyan Radhakrishnan, Davide Ricci, Gabriele Umbriaco, Daniele Vassallo, Valentina Viotto, Alessio Zanutta, Simone Antoniucci, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Francesca Bacciotti, Pierre Baudoz, Angela Bongiorno, Laird Close, Simone Di Filippo, Kenneth Don, Simone Esposito, Paul Grenz, Olivier Guyon, Jarron Leisenring, Fernando Pedichini, Roberto Piazzesi, Enrico Pinna, Elisa Portaluri, Alfio Puglisi, Roberto Ragazzoni, Fabio Rossi
Proceedings Volume 12185, 1218522 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2630083
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Adaptive optics, Cameras, Telescopes, Point spread functions, Optical filters, Sensors, Stars, Near infrared, Imaging systems