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Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


Projects and Collaborations

Strangi group (CWRU) and Capasso group (Harvard) started a collaboration for developing a new class of metasurfaces.

Strangi Group and CNR Nanotec are developing a new class of metamaterials for biosensing and plexcitonics.

Nanoplasm Lab and Italian Institute of Technologies (De Angelis IIT) joined forces to investigate hyperbolic dispersion to manipulate EM radiation on the nanometer scale.

Engheta, Marago, and Strangi groups are exploring new avenues for Electric Levitation.


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

G. Strangi and Daniele Struppa (President of Chapman University, California) are organizing a symposium in Cetraro, Italy (June 14-17, 2019) "Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications". Michael Berry,Yakir Aharonov, Nader Engheta, F. Capasso among others will attend the Symposium.

NANOPLASM 2020 the international conference on "Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nano-Optics” chaired by Prof. Strangi will be held in Cetraro (Italy) June 14-19, 2020
http://nanoplasmconference.com

The Scientific Initiative "From Life to Life" by G. Strangi and R. Bartolino is promoted by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome, Italy).
The first volume of the scientific initiative has been published by Springer - Rendiconti Lincei Volume 26, Supplement 2 - August 2015

Prof. Strangi has been nominated President of the Scientific Committee of The Foundation "Con Il Cuore" - Italy


We are seeking strongly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to investigate the fascinating fields of nano photonics and plasmonic metamaterials.


Welcome to Jonathan Boyd, he joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate ENZ materials and quantum leaps.

Welcome to Sharmistha Chatterjee. She joined our group as Ph.D student to investigate new plasmonic nanostructures for advanced optical sensing.

Congratulations to Mohamed El Kabbash on a successful Ph.D defense, and his new job at University of Rochester


Our most recent work “Beaming random laser with soliton control” just came out on Nature Communications 9, 3863 (2018). Research Highlights by Rachel Won “Soliton assistance” NATURE PHOTONICS 12, 641 (2018)



Our work “Extreme sensitivity biosensing platform based on hyperbolic metamaterials” has been published on NATURE MATERIALS (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4609


HomeResearchNanolasers ans Mirrorless Microlasers

Nanolasers and Mirrorless Microlasers

Structured organics having a spatial periodicity equal to optical wavelengths have attracted considerable attention from both fundamental and applicative viewpoints because novel physical concepts such as the photonic band-gap have been predicted. 
temperatureIn particular, the study of stimulated emission in the photonic band-gap is one of the most attractive subjects, since, in the band-gap, spontaneous emission is inhibited and low-threshold lasers based on structured organics is expected.

     Thus far, intensive studies on one- and two-dimensional band-gap materials have been performed. In a one-dimensional (1D) periodic structure, laser action has been demonstrated at the edge of the photonic band-gap, where the photon group velocity approaches zero.  Lasing has been explained through the phenomena of distributed feedback.  These distributed feedback laser are highly compact because they do not require the use of a mirror cavity to operate.

     The most interesting aspect, of these lasing systems, is related to the possibility to modify the spatial periodicity characterizing the confining optical cavity by varying external parameters (temperature, electric field, mechanical stress, optical field, etc.).
randomBecause lasing is found to occur at the edge of the band-gap, which is directly related to the spatial periodicity, the wavelength of the laser emission can be tuned (from the UV to the NIR including the telecommunication band) by varying these external parameters.

     Laser action has been interestingly demonstrated even in completely disordered media giving rise to a diffusive random laser. Light diffusion and laser physics meet in the random laser: a multiply scattering medium that amplifies light. Upon optical pumping, the light from the material propagates diffusively inside, and is emitted into all solid angles. Instead of leaving the system immediately along a straight path, the light spends a long time inside the medium because of the diffusive transport, thus getting the chance of being amplified strongly if there is sufficient gain. These systems open a completely new challenging research field with thrilling perspectives for scientific and technological purposes.

     In the last years our team has been mainly involved in creating and studying novel photonic band-gap microstructures which give rise to color tunable, DFB micro-cavity lasers with a high ratio between the quality factor Q of the cavity and its volume V, usually referred to as the Purcell-number. microlasersThe optical micro-cavities were obtained by embedding dye-doped helixed liquid crystals in holographically patterned polymeric micro-channels. The orientation of the LC helix axis along the micro-channels offers several physical advantages: increase of the cavity length and thus the number of periods, small modal volume, directional control, improvement of the liquid crystal orientational order parameter and wavelength tunability. The presented geometry allows obtaining a number of periods that is about two orders of magnitude larger than conventional systems because it exploits the entire length of the micro-channel in a waveguide regime instead of the sample thickness. capillary lasing

In this way, each micro-channel becomes an optical mirror-less microcavity with a very small volume V of only a few cubic micrometers.
This results in a remarkable Purcell-number (highly desirable), since it relates the spontaneous emission enhancement and the severe reduction of the laser emission threshold. 
Electro-hydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence in liquid crystals are also representing an unparalleled scientific arena to investigate the interesting physics behind the chaotic lasing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Conferences and Meetings

Nanoplasm 2020 - Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

Nanoplasm 2020 - Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

International Conference on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Cetraro (CS) - Italy - 14 - 19 June...

Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications

Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications

Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications  Cetraro (CS) Italy - June 14 - 17,...

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    Nanoplasm 2020 - Frontiers in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

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    Superoscillations: Theoretical Aspects and Applications

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