Optics and Lasers


This group studies the application of light in micro-manipulation systems, quantum computing and characterization of micro and nanostructured materials including metamaterials. We develop special light profiles using lasers and other incoherent light sources. Lasers are one of the most important areas in scientific and applied research, they have been successfully applied in various fields such as medicine, metrology, telecommunications and biotechnology, among others.

In these applications, it is very important to control the widening of the beam as it propagates through the air. Several current research in optics are designed to minimize the light beams dispersion. Additionally, the group will explore the potential applications of these rays in the industry (drilling and cutting laser), biotechnology (optical tweezers) and metrology for materials characterization.

Research lines

• Linear and non-linear optics
• Lasers and metamaterials
• Data and quantum computing
• Characterization of materials using optical/chemical methods


Julio César Gutiérrez Vega (SNI Member - Level III)

Core researchers

Blas Manuel Rodríguez Lara
Dorilián López Mago
Francisco Javier Delgado Cepeda
Jorge Luis Cholula Díaz 
Marcelo Fernando Videa Vargas
Miguel Ángel López Mariño
Raul Ignacio Hernández Aranda
Salvador Elías Venegas Andraca
Servando López Aguayo


Postdoctoral researchers

Jesús Adrián Ruelas Urías

Postdoctoral students

Agustín Vázquez Sánchez
Arturo Silva Ordaz
Benjamín Pérez García
Efrén Chávez Ochoa
José Luis Gómez Muñoz
Juan García García
Mariana Estefanía Elizondo García
Manuel García-Jurado Taracena

Servando Lopez- Aguayo, César Ruelas-Valdez, Benjamín Pérez-Garcia, Antonio Ortiz-Ambriz, Raúl I. Hernández-Aranda, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega. Quasi One-dimensional Optical Lattices for Soliton Manipulation. Optics Letters. 39(22) 6545-6548 (2014)
Antonio Ortiz-Ambriz, Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and Dmitri Petrov. J. Manipulation of Dielectric Particles with Nondiffracting Parabolic beams. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31(12) 2759-2762 (2014)
Gilberto Lem, Servando López-Aguayo, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega. Generation of Rotary beams by Interaction of Moving Solitons in Monlocal Media. Physical Review A, 90, 053830 (2014)
Benjamín Pérez-García, Dorilian López-Mago, Hipólito García- Gracía, Jorge A. Garza-Alanís, Raúl I. Hernández-Aranda, and Julio C. Gutiérrez- Vega. Orbital Angular Momentum of Optical Vortices from Power Measurements and the Cross-correlation Function. Optics Letters, 39(7), 1929-1932 (2014)