Panagiotis Aloukos

Panagiotis Aloukos
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Panagiotis Aloukos
Department of Physics, University of Patras & Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas(FORTH)

Work Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, LAPLACE, Toulouse, France (2008-2009)


  • Ph.D. degree in Nonlinear Optics, Physics Department, University of Patras, Greece (2002-2006)
  • M.Sc. degree in Polymer Science, Physics Department, University of Patras, Greece (2000-2002)
  • B.Sc. degree in Physics, Physics Department  University of Patras, Greece (1996-2000)

Research interests

  • Characterization of optical nonlinearities, photonic materials and optical limiters, modeling of laser beams propagation, laser light interaction with matter.
  • Experimental: Z-scan,  Electroabsorption-Stark Spectroscopy, preparation of spin-coated thin films.
  • Programming: Matlab, Comsol Multiphysics, LabView.

Teaching Experience


2002-2005: Teaching assistant at Physics Department , University of Patras in the following courses

  • Atomic - nuclear physics laboratory
  • Optics laboratory


  • (2011-Present): THALES
  • (2008-2009): CNRS
  • (2003-2006): HERAKLEITOS



 English, French


Other Activities


  • Amateur meteorologist
  • Church choir
  • Greek traditional dancing
  • Mountaineering


List of Publications and Presentations

  • “Nonlinear optical properties and broadband optical power limiting action of graphene oxide colloids”, N. Liaros, P. Aloukos, A. Kolokithas-Ntoukas, A. Bakandritsos, T. Szabo, R. Zboril, S. Couris, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 6842-6850 (2013).
  • “Photophysics and transient nonlinear optical response of donor-C60 fullerene hybrids”, P. Aloukos, K. Iliopoulos, S. Couris, D. M. Guldi, C. Sooambar, A. Mateo-Alonso, P. G. Nagaswaran, D. Bonifaziand M. Prato, J. Mater. Chem., 21, 2524 (2011).  
  • “Transient nonlinear optical response of some symmetrical nickel dithiolene complexes”, P. Aloukos, G. Chatzikyriakos, I. Papagiannouli, N. Liaros and S. Couris, Chem. Phys. Lett., 495, 245 (2010) .
  • “Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of some novel nickel derivatives”, G. Soras, N. Psaroudakis, G.A. Mousdis, M.J. Manos, A.J. Tasiopoulos, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, P. Labéguerie, J. Lipinski, A. Avramopoulos, M.G. Papadopoulos, Chem. Phys., 372, 33 (2010) .
  • “Third-order nonlinear optical properties of thin sputtered gold films”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, E. Kaminska, A. Piotrowska and E. Dynowska, Opt. Comm., 275, 217 (2007).
  • “Aqueous dispersions of C60 fullerene by use of amphiphilic block copolymers: preparation and nonlinear optical properties”, G. Mountrichas, S. Pispas, E. Xenogiannopoulou, P. Aloukos and S. Couris, J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 4315 (2007).
  • “Unsymmetrical Single-Component Nickel 1,2-Dithiolene Complexes with Extended Tetrachalcogenafulvalenedithiolato Ligands”, G. C. Anyfantis, G. C. Papavassiliou, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, Y. F. Weng, H. Yoshino and K. Murata, Z. Naturforsch, 62b, 200 (2007).
  • “Optical nonlinearities of C84 fullerenes”, E. Xenogiannopoulou, P. Aloukos and S. Couris, Chem. Phys. Lett., 432, 497 (2006).
  • “Transient nonlinear optical response of novel unsymmetrical nickel dithiolene complexes”, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, J.B. Koutselas, G.C. Anyfantis and G.C. Papavassiliou, Chem. Phys. Lett., 428, 109, (2006).
  • “Nonlinear optical properties of fullerene-organic glassy polymer composites”, K. Gatsouli, S. Pispas, G. Mousdis, N. Vainos, P. Aloukos, E. Xenogiannopoulou and S. Couris, Glass Technol., 46, 62 (2005).
  • “Influence of the experimental conditions on the determination of the nonlinear optical parameters of a medium using the Z-scan technique”, P. Aloukos and S. Couris, Proc. of SPIE, 5131, 270 (2002).

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