Here you can find a selected of papers, ordered by topic, written at LENS (Florence), LKB-ENS (Paris), ICMM-CSIC (Madrid), ICFO (Barcelona) and King’s College London (London) together with exceptional international collaborators. 
A full publication list can be found in google scholar.

Individual emitter Nano-optics in Photonic networks

— Modal Coupling of Single Photon Emitters Within Nanofiber Waveguides, Michele Gaio, Maria Moffa, Marta Castro-Lopez, Dario Pisignano, Andrea Camposeo, and Riccardo Sapienza, ACS Nano 10.1021/acsnano.6b02057 (2016).

Unconventional and random lasing

— Explaining the mechanism of random lasing based sensing, Michele Gaio, Soraya Caixeiro, Benedetto Marelli, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Riccardo Sapienza, arXiv:1608.06303 (2016).

— Patent: Random laser detector, WO 2016001645 A1, Michele Gaio, Soraya Caixeiro, Riccardo Sapienza (2017).

Silk-Based Biocompatible Random Lasing, Soraya Caixeiro, Michele Gaio, Benedetto Marelli, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto and Riccardo Sapienza, Advanced Optical Materials 10.1002/adom.201600185 (2016).
Tuning random lasing in photonic glasses, Michele Gaio, Matilda Peruzzo and Riccardo Sapienza, Optics Letters 7, 1611 (2015).
Optical gain in DNA-DCM for lasing in photonic materials, M. Leonetti, Riccardo Sapienza, M. Ibisate, and C. Lopez Optics Letters 34, 3764-3766 (2009).
Resonance-driven random laser, S. Gottardo, Riccardo Sapienza, P.D. Garcia, J. Bertolotti, A. Blanco, D. Wiersma, C. Lopez, Nature Photonics 7, 102 (2008).

Light emission control by local density of states engineering

Percolating Plasmonic Networks for Light Emission Control, Michele Gaio, Marta Castro-Lopez, Jan Renger, Niek van Hulst, and Riccardo Sapienza, Faraday Discussions (2015).
Deep-subwavelength imaging of the modal dispersion of light, Riccardo Sapienza, T. Coenen, J. Renger, M. Kuttge, N.F. van Hulst and A. Polman, Nature Materials 11, 781–787 (2012).
Long-tail statistics of Purcell factor in disordered media driven by near-field interactions, Riccardo Sapienza, P. Bondareff, R. Pierrat, B. Habert, R. Carminati, and N. F. van Hulst, Physical Review Letters 106, 163902 (2011)
Elastic Photonic Crystals: From Color Fingerprinting to Control Over Photoluminescence A. C. Arsenault, T. J. Clark, G. von Freymann, L. Cademartiri, R. Sapienza, J.Bertolotti, E. Vekris, S. Wong, V. Kitaev, I. Manners, R. Z. Wang, S. John, D. Wiersma, G. A. Ozin, Nature Materials 5, 179 (2006)


Scattering of a plasmonic nanoantenna embedded in a silicon waveguide,  Marta Castro-Lopez, Nuno de Sousa, Antonio Garcia-Martin, Frederic Y. Gardes, and Riccardo Sapienza, Arxiv (2015).
Percolating Plasmonic Networks for Light Emission Control, Michele Gaio, Marta Castro-Lopez, Jan Renger, Niek van Hulst, and Riccardo Sapienza, Faraday Discussions (2015).
Aluminum for Nonlinear Plasmonics: Resonance-Driven Polarized Luminescence of Al, Ag, and Au Nanoantennas, M. Castro-Lopez, D. Brinks, Riccardo Sapienza, and N. F. van Hulst, Nanoletters 10.1021/nl202255g (2011)

Ph.D. thesis

— M. Gaio Ph.D. thesis (2016) entitled "Light emission in complex networks from single-photons to lasing" can be downloaded soon.

— R. Sapienza Ph.D. thesis (2005) entitled “Photonic nano materials: anisotropic transport and optical Bloch oscillations” can be downloaded from Archives-ouvertes


Nano-photonic material science
— Self-Assembled Photonic Structures, J.F. Galisteo-Lopez, M. Ibisate, Riccardo Sapienza, L.S. Froufe, A. Blanco, C. Lopez, Advanced Materials 23, 30 (2011).
— Photonic Glasses: a step beyond white paint, P.D. Garcia, Riccardo Sapienza, C. Lopez, Advanced Materials 22, 12 (2010).
— Photonic Glass: a Novel Random Material for Light, P.D. Garcia, Riccardo Sapienza, C. Lopez, Advanced Materials 19, 2597 (2007)

Light transport in complex photonic media
— Observation of Resonant Behavior in the Energy Velocity of Diffused Light, Riccardo Sapienza, P.D. Garcia, D. Martin, J. Bertolotti, L. Vina, A. Blanco, C. Lopez, D. Wiersma, Physical Review Letters 99, 233902 (2007).
— Anisotropic weak localization of light, Riccardo Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C.Cheung, A. Yodh, and D. Wiersma Physical Review Letters 92, 033903 (2004)
— Optical Analogue of Electronic Bloch Oscillations, Riccardo Sapienza, P. Costantino, D. Wiersma, and M. Ghulinyan, C. Oton, L. Pavesi Physical Review Letters 91, 263902 (2003)