In our group we study light at the nanoscale and in complex photonic architectures.

Beside research we are engaged in teaching and outreach, and we are very interested in open science and learning by making. 

Our Research interests

Our main scientific interest is nanophotonics of complex systems. We study nanoscale effects and wave interference on light generation, for example the effect optical nano-antennas on individual molecules. We investigate the complexity emerging from multiple scattered optical fields and we exploit it to trap the light and, in this way, boost light absorption, emission and lasing action. Our main scientific tools are single emitter spectroscopy, lasing microscopy and ultrafast nonlinear microscopy.

We aim (i) to develop nanoscale quantum optics, where quantum light is generated in nanoscale structure and sculptured by multiple scattering, for next generation optical quantum computers, and (ii) to combine network science and optics, to understand light on a graph and design photonic materials with network topology for future optical circuits and unconventional lasers.

For more information visit our Research Page.

Local density of state map of a light field localised in a triangular cavity embedded in a photonic crystal. Measurements by cathodoluminescence, which is optical excitation by electron beam irradiation.  Link to the paper , and pdf.

Local density of state map of a light field localised in a triangular cavity embedded in a photonic crystal. Measurements by cathodoluminescence, which is optical excitation by electron beam irradiation.
Link to the paper, and pdf.