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  1. Ning-Ning Feng, Mark L. Brongersma & Luca Dal Negro, “Metal-dielectric slot waveguide structures for the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons at 1.55mm” IEEE, Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 43, no. 6, 479, June 2007
  1. Marianne Hiltunen, Luca Dal Negro, Ning-Ning Feng, Lionel C. Kimerling and Jurgen Michel, “Modeling of aperiodic fractal waveguide structures for multifrequency light transport”  IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 25, no. 7, 1841,  July 2007
  1. L. Dal Negro, N. Feng, “Spectral gaps and mode localization in Fibonacci chains of metal nanoparticles” Optics Express, 15, 22, 14396, October 2007
  1. N. Feng, L. Dal Negro, “Plasmon mode transformation in modulated-index metal-dielectric slot waveguides”, Optics Letters, 32, 21, November 2007
  1. L.C.Kimerling, L. Dal Negro, M. Stolfi, J. H. Yi, J. Michel and X. Duan, E. H. Sargent, T.-W. F. Chang and V. Sukhovatkin, J. Haavisto and J. LeBlanc, “Si-rich Dielectrics for Active Photonic Devices” in “Device Applications of Silicon Nanocrystals and Nanostructures” edited by N. Koshida,  Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2007


  1. H. Perry, A. Gopinath, D. Kaplan, L. Dal Negro, F. Omenetto, “Nano and micro patterning of optically transparent mechanically robust, bio-compatible silk fibroin films”Adv. Materials 20, 3070 (2008)
  1. L. Dal Negro, N.N. Feng, A. Gopinath “Electromagnetic coupling and plasmon localization in deterministic aperiodic arrays”, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10, 064013 (2008)
  1. R. Dallapiccola, A. Gopinath, F. Stellacci, L. Dal Negro, “Quasi-periodic distribution of plasmon modes in two-dimensional Fibonacci arrays of metal nanoparticles” Optics Express, 16, 8, 5544, April 2008
  1. M. Saleh, L. Dal Negro, B. Saleh, “Second-order parametric interactions in 1D photonic-crystal microcavity structures ” Optics Express, 16, 8, 5261, April 2008
  1. M. Makarova, V. Sih, J. Warga, L. Dal Negro, J. Vuckovic, “Enhanced light emission in photonic crystal nanocavities with Erbium-doped silicon nanocrystals”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 161107 (2008).
  1. L. Dal Negro, R. Li, J. Warga, S.N. Basu, “Sensitized Erbium emission from silicon-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 181105 (2008).
  1. A. Gopinath, S. Boriskina, N.N. Feng, B.M. Reinhard, L. Dal Negro, “Photonic-plasmonic scattering resonances in deterministic aperiodic structures”, Nano Lett. 8, 2423 (2008)
  1. L. Dal Negro, G. Miano, G. Rubinacci, A. Tamburrino, S. Ventre, “A fast computational method for the analysis of an array of metallic nanoparticles”,  paper accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. on Magnetics., 2008
  1. S. Boriskina, A. Gopinath, L. Dal Negro, “Optical gaps, mode patterns and dipole radiation in two-dimensional aperiodic photonic structures”, Physica E doi.10.1016/j.physe2008.08.039 (2008)

  2. L. Dal Negro, R. Li, J. Warga, S. Yerci, S. Basu, H. Hamel, G. Galli, “Light-emission from silicon-rich nitride nanostructrues”, in Silicon Nanophotonics: Basic Principles, Present Status and Perspectives, edited by L. Khriachtchev, Pan Stanford Publishing, (World Scientific) 2008

  3. S. Boriskina, L. Dal Negro, “Sensitive label-free biosensing using critical modes in aperiodic photonic structures”, Optics Express, 16, 12511 (2008)

  4. R. Li, J. Schneck, J. Warga, L. Ziegler, L. Dal Negro, “Carrier Dynamics and Erbium sensitization in Silicon Rich Nitride”Appl. Phys. Lett.,  93, 091119 ( 2008)

  5. J. Warga, R. Li, S.N. Basu, L. Dal Negro, “Erbium-doped Silicon nanocrystals in silicon/silicon nitride superlattice structures: light emission and energy transfer”  Physica E, doi.10.1016/j.physe2008.08.037, July 2008

  6. J. Warga, R. Li, S. Basu, L. Dal Negro, "Electroluminescence from siliocn-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures", Applied Physics Letters, 93, 151116 October 2008

  7. S. Boriskina, A. Gopinath & L. Dal Negro, “Optical gap formation and localization properties of optical modes in deterministic aperiodic photonic structures", Optics Express, 16, 18813 October 2008.

  8. L. Sirleto, M.A. Ferrara, I. Rendina, J. Warga, R. Li, S.N. Basu, L. Dal Negro , "Enhanced stimulated Raman scattering in silicon nanocrystals embedded in silicon-rich nitride/silicon superlattice structures", Applied Physics Letters, 93, 251104 (2008)


  1. C. Forestiere, G. Miano, G. Rubinacci, L. Dal Negro, “Role of aperiodic order in the spectral, localization, and scaling properties of plasmon modes for the design of nanoparticles arrays”, Phys. Rev. B., 79, 085404 (2009)

  2. A. Gopinath, S. Boriskina, B. Reinhard, L. Dal Negro, “Deterministic Aperiodic Arrays of Metal nanoparticels for surface-enhanced Raman scattering”, Optics Express,  17, 3741, March (2009).

  3. R. Dallapiccola, C. Dubois, A. Gopinath, F. Stellacci, L. Dall Negro, "Near-field detection and near-field excitation of propagating surface-plasmon polaritons on Au waveguide structures", Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 243118 (2009)

  4. B. Yan, A. Thubagere, R. Premasiri, L. Ziegler, L. Dal Negro, B. Reinhard, "Engineered SERS Substrates for Bacterial Pathogen Detection: Nanoparticle Cluster Arrays with Multiscale Signal Enhancement", ACS Nano, vol 3, no. 5, 1190 (2009)

  5. C. Forestiere, G. Miano, C. Serpico, M. d'Aquino, L. Dal Negro, "Dipolar mode localization and spectral gaps in quasi-periodic arrays of ferromagnetic nanoparticles", Phys. Rev. B. 79, 214419 (2009)

  6. C. Forestiere, G. Miano, S. Boriskina, L. Dal Negro "The role of nanoparticles shapes and deterministic aperiodicity for the design of nanoplasmonic arrays", Optics Express, 17, 9648 (2009)

  7. S. Yerci, R. Li, S. O. Kucheyev, T. van Buuren, S. N. Basu, and L. Dal Negro, “Energy transfer and 1.54  µm emission in amorphous silicon nitride films”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 031107 (2009).

  8. O. M. Bakr, V. Amendola, C. M. Aikens, W. Wenseleers, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, G. C. Schatz, and F. Stellacci, "Silver Nanoparticles with Broad Multi-Band Linear Optical Absorption", accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie, DOI: 10.1002/anie.200

  9. R. Li, S. Yerci, and L. Dal Negro, “Temperature dependence of the energy transfer from amorphous silicon nitride to Er ions”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 041111 (2009).

  10. A. Gopinath, S. Boriskina, R. Premasiri, L. Ziegler, B. Reinhard, L. Dal Negro, "Plasmonic nano-galaxies: multi-scale aperiodic arrays for surface enhanced Raman sensing",Nano Lett., 9, 11, 3922 (2009)

  11. J. J. Amsden, H. Perry, S. Boriskina, A. Gopinath, D. L. Kaplan, L. Dal Negro, F. Omenetto, "Spectral analysis of induced color change on periodically nanopatterned silk films", Optics Express, 17, 23, 21272 (2009)

  12. C. Forestiere, G. F. Walsh, G. Miano, L. Dal Negro, "Nanoplasmonics of prime number arrays", Optics Express, 17, 24288 (2009)

  13. Y. Gong, S. Yerci, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, J. Vuckovic, "Enhanced light emission from Erbium doped silicon nitride in plasmonic metal-insulator-metal structures", Optics Express, 17, 20642 (2009)


  1. Y. Gong, M. Makarova, S. Yerci, R. Li, M. J. Stevens, B. Baek, S.W. Nam, R. H. Hadfield, S. N. Dorenbos, V.l Zwiller, J. Vuckovic, and L. Dal Negro, "Linewidth narrowing and Purcell enhancement in photonic crystal cavities on an Er-doped silicon nitride platform", Optics Express, 18, 2601 (2010)

  2. A. Gopinath, S.V. Boriskina, S. Selcuk, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, "Enhancement of the 1.55µm Erbium emission from quasiperiodic plasmonic arrays", Appl. Phys. Lett., 96, 071113 (2010)

  3. J. Amsden, P. Domachuk, A. Gopinath, R. White, L. Dal Negro, D. Kaplan, F. Omenetto, “Rapid nanoimprinting of silk fibroins films for biophotonic applications”, Advanced materials, 22, 1 (2010)

  4. S. Boriskina, L. Dal Negro, “Multiple-wavelength plasmonic nano-antennas” Optics Letters, 35, 538 (2010)

  5. Forestiere, M. Donelli, G.F. Walsh, E. Zeni, G. Miano, L. Dal Negro, “Particle swarm optimization of broadband nanoplasmonic arrays”, Optics Letters 35, 133 (2010)

  6. G. Shambat, Y.Gong, J. Lu, S. Yerci, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, J. Vuckovic, “Coupled fiber taper extraction of 1.53mm photoluminescence from erbium doped silicon nitride photonic crystals cavitiesOptics Express, 18, 5964, March 2010

  7. M. Makarova, Y. Gong, S. Cheng, Y. Nishi, S. Yerci, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, and J. Vuckovic, “Photonic crystal and plasmonic silicon based light sources”. IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron,16, 1, 132 (2010).  Invited paper

  8. S. Yerci, R. Li, S. O. Kucheyev, A. Van Buuren, S. N. Basu, and L. Dal Negro,”Visible and 1.54 mm emission from amorphous silicon nitride films by reactive co-sputtering”, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron,vol.16, n.1, 114 (2010) invited paper

  9. S. Y. K. Lee, J. J. Amsden, S. V. Boriskina, A. Gopinath, A. Mitropoulos, D. L. Kaplan, F. G. Omenetto, and L. Dal Negro, "Spatial and spectral detection of protein monolayers with deterministic aperiodic arrays of metal nanoparticles," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 12086 (2010).

  10. Svetlana V. Boriskina, Sylvanus Y.K. Lee,Jason J. Amsden, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto and Luca Dal Negro "Formation of colorimetric fingerprints on nano-patterned deterministic aperiodic surfaces", Optics Express, 18, 14568 (2010)

  11. S.V. Boriskina and L. Dal Negro, “Self-Referenced Photonic Molecule Bio(chemical) Sensors,” Opt. Lett., 35, 2496, 2010

  12. Y. Gong, M. Makarova, S. Yerci, R. Li, M. J. Stevens, B. Baek, S. Woo Nam, L. Dal Negro, J. Vuckovic "Observation of Transparency of Erbium-doped Silicon nitride in photonic crystal nanobeam cavities", Optics Express, 18, 13863 (2010)

  13. N. Lawrence and L. Dal Negro " Light scattering, field localization and local density of states in co-axial plasmonic nanowires", Optics Express, 18, 16120 (2010)

  14. S. Yerci, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, " Electroluminescence from Er-doped silicon-rich nitride light emitting diodes", Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 081109, (2010).

  15. J. P. Mondia, J.J. Amsden, D. Lin, L. Dal Negro, D.L. Kaplan, F.G. Omenetto, "“Rapid nanoimprinting of doped silk films for enhanced fluorescent emission”, Advanced materials, to be published 2010.

  16. J. Henson, E. Dimakis, J. DiMaria, R. Li, S. Minissale, L. Dal Negro, T.D. Moustakas, R. Paiella, "Enhanced near-green light emission from InGaAs quantum wells by use of tunable plasmonic resonances in silver nanoparticles arrays", Optics Express, 18, 21322 (2010)

  17. L. Yang, Y. Bo, R. W. Premasiri, L.D. Ziegler, L. Dal Negro, B. Reinhard, "Engineering Nanoparticle Cluster Arrays for Bacterial Biosensing: The Role of the Building Block in Multiscale SERS Substrates", Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 2619 (2010)

  18. J. Yang, S.V. Boriskina, H. Noh, M. J. Rooks, G.S. Solomon, L. Dal Negro, H. Cao, “Demonstration of laser action in a pseudorandom medium”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 223101 (2010) Cover page of APL, November 29


  1. R. Li, S. Yerci, S.O. Kucheyev, T. van Buuren, L. Dal Negro, “Energy transfer and stimulated emission dynamics at 1.1mm in Nd-doped SiNx”, Optics Express, 19, 5379 (2011)

  2. D. Olaosebikan, S. Yerci, A. Gondarenko, K. Preston, R. Li, L. Dal Negro, M. Lipson, “Absorption bleaching by stimulated emission in erbium-doped silicon-rich silicon nitride waveguides”, Optics Letters, 36, 4 (2011)

  3. J. Trevino, H. Cao and L. Dal Negro, “Circularly-symmetric light scattering from nanoplasmonic spirals”, Nano Lett., 11, 5, 2008 (2011)

  4. L. Dal Negro “Engineering aperiodic order in nanoplasmonics: past, present, and future opportunities” to appear in the SPIE Photonics West Conference Proceedings 2011

  5. H. Noh, Jin-Kyu Yang, S. V. Boriskina, M. J. Rooks, G. G. Solomon, L. Dal Negro, H. Cao, “Lasing in Thue–Morse structures with optimized aperiodicityAppl. Phys. Lett., 98, 201109 (2011);

  6. A. C. Hryciw, R. D. Kekatpure, S. Yerci, L. D. Negro, M. L. Brongersma, "Thermo-optic tuning of erbium-doped amorphous silicon nitride microdisk resonators" Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 041102 (2011)

  7. C. Forestiere, G. Iadarola, L.Dal Negro, G. Miano, "Near Field Calculation based on the T-matrix Method with Discrete Sources" to appear in the J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 112, 2384 (May 23, 2011)

  8. A. Pasquale, B. Reinhard, L. Dal Negro, "Engineering Photonic-Plasmonic Coupling in Metal Nanoparticle Necklaces", to appear in ACS Nano, 5, 6578, (2011) Featured on the Cover page.

  9. G.F. Walsh, C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, "Plasmon-enhanced depolarization of reflected light from arrays of nanoparticle dimers", Optics Express, 19, 21, 21081 (2011)

  10. R.Chivas, S. Yerci, R.Li, L. Dal Negro, T.F. Morse, "Synthesis and photoluminescence of ultra-pure germanium nanoparticles", Opt. Mat., 33, 1829 (2011)

  11. R. Blanchard, S. V. Boriskina, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, J. Tetienne, N. Yu, L. Dal Negro and F. Capasso, “Multi-wavelength mid-infrared plasmonic antennas with nanoscale single focal point”, Optics Express, 19, 22113 (2011)

  12. R. Blanchard, S. Menzel, L. Diehl, C. Wang, Y. Huang, J.-H. Ryou, R. Dupuis, L. Dal Negro and F.Capasso, “Multi-wavelength Quantum Cascade Lasers using gratings with an aperiodic basis”, New Journal of Physics 13, 113023 (2011)

  13. S. F. Liew, H. Noh, J. Trevino, L. Dal Negro, H. Cao, “Localized photonic bandedge modes and orbital angular momenta of light in a golden-angle spiral” Optics Express 19, 23631 (2011)

  14. S. Y. Lee, C. Forestiere, A. Pasquale, J. Trevino, G. Walsh, P. Galli, M. Romagnoli, L. Dal Negro, "Plasmon-enhanced structural coloration of metal films with isotropic Pinwheel nanoparticle arrays", Optics Express 19, 23818 (2011)


  1. S. Minissale, S. Yerci, L. Dal Negro, “Nonlinear optical properties of low temperature annealed silicon-rich oxide and silicon-rich nitride materials for silicon photonics”, Appl. Phys. Lett.,100, 021109 (2012);

  2. J. Trevino, S.F. Liew, H. Noh, H. Cao, L. Dal Negro “Geometrical structure, multifractal spectra and localized optical modes of aperiodic Vogel spirals”, Optics Express, 20, 3015 (2012);

  3. E.F. Pecora, W. Zhang, Y. Nikiforov, L. Zhou, D.J. Smith, J. Yin, R. Paiella, L. Dal Negro, T. Moustakas "Sub-250nm room-temperature optical gain from AlGaN/AlN multiple quantum wells with strong band-structure potential fluctuations", Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061111 (2012);

  4. A. Marconnet, M. Panzer, S. Yerci, S. Minissale, X. Wang, X. Zhang, L. Dal Negro, K.E. Goodson "Thermal conductivity and photoluminescence of light-emitting silicon nitride films", Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 051908 (2012);

  5. E.F. Pecora, W. Zhang, J. Yin, R. Paiella, L. Dal Negro, T. Moustakas "Polarization properties of deep-ultraviolet optical gain in Al-rich AlGaN structures", Appl. Phys. Expr . 05, 032103 (2012);

  6. C. Forestiere, A. J. Pasquale, A. Capretti, G. Miano, A. Tamburrino, S. Y. Lee, B. M. Reinhard, and L. Dal Negro, "Genetically engineered plasmonic nanoarrays", Nano Lett.,12 2037 (2012);

  7. E. F. Pecora, N. Lawrence, P. Gregg, J. Trevino, P. Artoni, A. Irrera, F. Priolo, L. Dal Negro "Nanopatterning of silicon nanowires for enhancing visible photoluminescence" Nanoscale, DOI: 10.1039/c2nr30165b (2012);

  8. L. Dal Negro, S. V. Boriskina, “Deterministic aperiodic nanostructures for photonics and plasmonics applications”, to appear in Laser and Photonics Rev. 6, 178 (2012);

  9. M. A. Ferrara, I. Rendina, S. Basu, L. Dal Negro, L. Sirleto, "Raman amplifier based on amorphous silicon nanoparticles", Int. J. of Photoenergy, 2012, 254946 (2012);

  10. J. Trevino, C. Forestiere, G. Di Martino, S. Yerci, F. Priolo, L. Dal Negro "Plasmonic-photonic arrays with aperiodic spiral order for ultra thin-film solar cells", Opt.Express 20, A418-A430 (2012).

  11. G. Iadarola, C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, F. Villone, G. Miano "GPU-accelerated T-matrix algorithm for light scattering simulations", J. Comput. Physics, 231, 5640 (2012)

  12. A. J. Pasquale, B. M. Reinhard, L. Dal Negro "Concentric necklace nano-lenses for optical near-field focusing and enhancement", ACS Nano, 6, 4341 (2012).

  13. N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, L. Dal Negro "Aperiodic arrays of active nanopillars for radiation engineering", J. Appl. Phys., 111, 113101 (2012).

  14. A. Capretti, G. Walsh, S. Minissale, J. Trevino, C. Forestiere, G. Miano and L. Dal Negro " Multipolar Second Harmonic Generation from Planar Arrays of Au Nanoparticles with Aperiodic Order,” Opt. Express, 20, 15797 (2012).

  15. L. Dal Negro, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino "Analytical light scattering and orbital angular momentum spectra of arbitrary Vogel spirals", Opt. Express, 20, 18209 (2012).

  16. L. Dal Negro "Enhancing optical biosensing with aperiodicity" SPIE Newsroom, 16 July 2012, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201206.004306

  17. D. Lin, H. Tao, J. Trevino, J.P. Mondia, D.L. Kaplan, F.G. Omenetto, L. Dal Negro, "Direct transfer of sub-wavelength plasmonic nanostructures on bio-active silk films", Adv. Mat. 24, 6088 (2012).

  18. C. Forestiere, G. Iadarola, G. Rubinacci, A. Tamburrino, L. Dal Negro, G. Miano, "Surface integral formulations for the design of plasmonic nanostructures", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., 29, 2314 (2012)

  19. F.E. Pecora, T.I. Murphy, L. Dal Negro, “Rare earth-doped Si-rich ZnO for multiband near-infrared light emitting devices”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 191115 (2012).

  20. N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, L. Dal Negro, “Control of optical orbital angular momentum by Vogel spiral arrays of metallic nanoparticles”, Opt. Letters, 37, 5076 (2012).

  21. S. Conesa-Boj, E. Russo-Averchi, A. Dalmau-Mallorqui, J. Trevino, E.F. Pecora, C. Forestiere, A. Handin, M. Ek, L. Zweifel, L. Reine-Wallenberg, D. Ruffer, M. Heiss, D. Troadec, L. Dal Negro, P. Carof, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, "Vertical “III–V” V-Shaped Nanomembranes Epitaxially Grown on a Patterned Si[001] Substrate and Their Enhanced Light Scattering", ACS Nano, 6, 10982 (2012).

  22. A. Darafsheh, G. F. Walsh, L. Dal Negro, V. Astratov, "Optical super-resolution by high-index liquid-immersed microspheres" Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 141128 (2012).


  1. E.F. Pecora, W. Zhang, A. Nikiforov, J. Yin, R. Paiella, L. Dal Negro, T. Moustakas "Sub-250nm light emission and optical gain in AlGaN materials", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 013106 (2013).

  2. G.F. Walsh & L. Dal Negro, “Engineering plasmon-enhanced Au light emission with planar arrays of nanoparticles”, Nano Lett., 13 (2), 786–792 (2013).

  3. S.Y. Lee, G.F. Walsh, and L. Dal Negro, "Microfluidics integration of aperiodic plasmonic arrays for spatial-spectral optical detection," Opt. Express, 21, 4945 (2013).

  4. S. Simon, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, L. Dal Negro, and A.V. Sergienko, "High Capacity Quantum Fibonacci Coding for Key Distribution," Phys. Rev. A, 87, 032312 (2013).

  5. E. F. Pecora, A. Capretti, G. Miano, L. Dal Negro "Generation of second harmonic radiation from sub-stoichiometric silicon nitride thin films", Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 141114 (2013).

  6. G. F. Walsh and L. Dal Negro "Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation by Photonic-Plasmonic Fano-type Coupling in Nanoplasmonic Arrays", Nano Lett. 13, 3111 (2013).

  7. A. Capretti, C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, G. Miano "Full-wave analytical solution of second-harmonic generation in
    metal nanospheres
    ", Plasmonics (accepted on June 25, 2013).

  8. N. Lawrence and L. Dal Negro "Radiation rate enhancement in sub-wavelength plasmonic ring nanocavities", Nano Lett. 13, 3709 (2013).

  9. G. F. Walsh & L. Dal Negro, "Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation from Au Nanoparticle Arrays by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation", Nanoscale DOI:10.1039/C3NR02145A

  10. N. Caselli, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, D.S. Wiersma, F. Intonti, L. Dal Negro, "Near-field distribution and propagation of scattering resonances in Vogel spiral arrays of dielectric nanopillars", New Journal of Physics, 15, 085023 (2013)

  11. E. F. Pecora, G. F. Walsh, C. Forestiere, A. Handin, E. Russo-Averchi, A. Dalmau-Mallorqui, I. Canales-Mundet, A. Fontcuberta i Morral and L. Dal Negro, "Enhanced second harmonic generation from InAs nano-wing structures on silicon", Nanoscale DOI:10.1039/C3NR03083K

  12. J. Trevino, G.F. Walsh, S.V. Boriskina, L. Dal Negro, "Photonic-Plasmonic coupled Nanoantennas for Polarization-controlled Multispectral Nanofocusing", Optics Lett., 38, 4861 (2013).

  13. C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, G. Miano, " Theory of coupled plasmon modes and Fano-like resonances in subwavelength metal structures", Phys. Rev. B, 88, 155411 (2013).


  1. A. Capretti, C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, G. Miano "Full-Wave Analytical Solution of Second-Harmonic Generation in Metal Nanospheres", Plasmonics, 9, 151 (2014)

  2. A. Capretti, E. F. Pecora, C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, G. Miano "Size-dependent second-harmonic generation from gold nanoparticles", Phys. Rev. B., 89, 125414 (2014)

  3. A. Casadei, E.F. Pecora, J. Trevino, C. Forestiere, D. Ruffer, E. Russo-Averchi, F. Matteini, G. Tutuncuoglu, M. Heiss, A. Fontcuberta i-Morral and L. Dal Negro "Photonic−Plasmonic Coupling of GaAs Single Nanowires to Optical Nanoantennas",Nano Lett., 14, 2271, (2014).

  4. C. Forestiere, L. Dal Negro, and G. Miano "Cloaking of arbitrarily-shaped objects with homogeneous coatings", Phys. Rev. B., 89, 205120 (2014).

  5. C. Forestiere, A. Handin, and L. Dal Negro, "Enhancement of Molecular Fluorescence in the UV Spectral Range Using Aluminum Nanoantennas", Plasmonics 9, 715 (2014).

  6. L. Dal Negro Ed. “Optics of Aperiodic Structures: Fundamentals and Device Applications”, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014).

  7. L. Dal Negro, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, G. Walsh, “Aperiodic Order for Nanophotonics”, in Optics of Aperiodic Structures, edited by L. Dal Negro, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014). L. Dal Negro, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, G. Walsh, “Aperiodic Nano Plasmonics”, in Optics of Aperiodic Structures, edited by L. Dal Negro, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014).

  8. C. Forestiere, A. Capretti, L. Dal Negro, G. Rubinacci, A. Tamburrino, G. Miano, “Numerical methods for the electromagnetic simulation of complex plasmonic nanostructures”, in Optics of Aperiodic Structures, edited by L. Dal Negro, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014).

  9. L. Dal Negro, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino, “Engineering the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light with Plasmonic Vogel Spiral Arrays”, in Frontiers in Singular Optics, edited by S.V. Boriskina, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014).


  1. H. Zhao, Y. Wang, A. Capretti, L. Dal Negro and J. Klamkin, “Broadband Electro-Absorption Modulators Design Based on Epsilon-Near-Zero Indium Tin Oxide", IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron invited paper, 21, 4, 3300207 (2015)

  2.  A. Casadei, E. Alarcon Llado, F. Amaduzzi, E. Russo-Averchi, D. Ruer, M. Heiss, L. Dal Negro, and A. Fontcuberta i Morral, “Polarization response of nanowires à la carte”", Scientific Reports, 5, 7651 (2015).

  3. A. Capretti,Y. Wang, N. Engheta and L. Dal Negro “Enhanced third-harmonic generation in Si-compatible epsilon-near-zero indium tin oxide nanolayers”, Optics Letters, 40, 1500 (2015).

  4. E. Pecora, H. Sun, L. Dal Negro, T. D. Moustakas “Deep-UV optical gain in AlGaN-based graded-index separate confinement heterostructure”, Opt. Mater. Express, 5, 809 (2015).

  5. H. Sugimoto, T. Chen, R. Wang, M. Fujii, B. M. Reinhard, and L. Dal Negro “Plasmon-Enhanced Emission Rate of Silicon Nanocrystals in Gold Nanorod Composites”, ACS Photonics, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00233.

  6. H. Sugimoto, R. Zhang, B. M. Reinhard, M. Fujii, G. Perotto, B. Marelli, F. G. Omenetto, and L. Dal Negro “Enhanced photoluminescence of Si nanocrystals-doped cellulose nanofibers by plasmonic light scattering”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 041111 (2015);

  7. Y. Wang, H. Sugimoto, S. Inampudi, A. Capretti, M. Fujii, and Luca Dal Negro “Broadband enhancement of local density of states using silicon-compatible hyperbolic metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 106, 241105 (2015);

  8. L. Dal Negro, N. Lawrence, J. Trevino “Engineering aperiodic spiral order in nanophotonics: fundamentals and device applications” in Nanodevices for photonics and electronics: advances and applications” edited by P. Bettotti, Pan Stanford Publishing (expected Spring 2015).

  9. H. Sugimoto, T. Chen, R. Wang, M. Fujii, B.M. Reinhard, and L. Dal Negro, "Plasmon-Enhanced Emission Rate of Silicon Nanocrystals in Gold Nanorod Composites", ACS Photonics, 2, 1298 (2015).

  10. Y. Wang, A. Capretti and L. Dal Negro, "Wide tuning of the optical and structural properties of alternative plasmonic materials", Opt. Mat. Express, 5, 2417 (2015).

  11. R. Wang, C. Forestiere and L. Dal Negro, "Radiative properties of diffractively-coupled optical nano-antennas with helical geometry", Opt. Express, 23, 25496 (2015).

  12. L. Dal Negro, S. Inampudi, "Light transport in aperiodic dielectric metamaterials", 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2015 Oxford, United Kingdom, 7-12 September 2015.



  1. H. Sun, E. F. Pecora, J. Woodward, D. J Smith, L. Dal Negro, T. D Moustakas, " Effect of indium in Al0. 65Ga0. 35N/Al0. 8Ga0. 2N MQWs for the development of deepUV laser structures in the form of gradedindex separate confinement heterostructure (GRINSCH)", Phys. Status Solidi A, 213, 1165 (2016).

  2. C. Forestiere, Y. He, R. Wang, R. Kirby, L. Dal Negro "Inverse design of metal nanoparticles’ morphology", ACS Photonics 3,  68 (2016)

  3. R. Zhang, S. Knitter, S. F. Liew, F. G. Omenetto, B.M. Reinhard, H. Cao and L. Dal Negro, "Plasmon-enhanced random lasing in bio-compatible networks of cellulose nanofibers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 108, 011103 (2016).

  4. A. Christofi, F. A. Pinheiro, L. Dal Negro "Probing scattering resonances of Vogel’s spirals  with the Green’s matrix spectral method", Opt Lett. 41 1933-1936 (2016)

  5. L. Dal Negro "Roadmap on optical metamaterials", Journal of Optics 1-69 (2016)

  6. R. Wang and L. Dal Negro "Engineering non-radiative anapole modes for broadband absorption enhancement of light", Opt. Express, 24, 19048 (2016)

  7. Tom T. A. Lummen, R. J. Lamb, G. Berruto, T. LaGrange, L. Dal Negro, F. G. Garcia de Abajo, D. McGrouther, B. Barwick, F. Carbone, "Imaging and controlling plasmonic interference fields at buried interfaces", Nature Communications, 7, 13156  2016).

  8. D. Chen, R. Zhang, R. Wang, L. Dal Negro, S. D Minteer, "Gold nanofiber-based electrode for plasmon-enhanced electrocatalysis", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163, H1132 (2016)

  9. E. Aslan, E. Aslan, R. Wang, Mi K. Hong, S. Erramilli, M. Turkmen, Ö. G. Saraçoğlu, and Luca Dal Negro, "Multispectral Cesaro-type Fractal Plasmonic Nano-antennas", ACS Photonics, 3, 2102 (2016)

  10. L. Dal Negro, R. Wang, F. A. Pinheiro, "Structural and Spectral Properties of Deterministic Aperiodic Optical Structures", Crystals (invited paper) 6, 161 (2016)



  1. L. Dal Negro, S. Inampudi, "Fractional Transport of Photons in Deterministic Aperiodic Structures", NPG Sci. Reports,7, 2259 (2017)

  2. Y. Wang, A. C. Overvig, S. Shrestha, R. Zhang, R. Wang, Nanfang Yu and L. Dal Negro, "Tunability of indium tin oxide materials for mid-infrared plasmonics applications", Opt. Mat. Express, 7, 2727 (2017)

  3. H. Sun, J. Yin, E. F. Pecora, L. Dal Negro, R. Paiella, T. D. Moustakas, "Deep-Ultraviolet Emitting AlGaN Multiple
    Quantum Well Graded-Index Separate-Confinement Heterostructures Grown by MBE on SiC Substrates
    ", IEEE Phot. J., 9, 2201109 (2017)



NaNO Group Thesis


Joe Warga, MS (2009) - Optical and Electrical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Embedded in Silicon Right Nitride Structures

Travis Rich, MS (2011) - Sub-Diffusive Photon Transport in Aperiodic Nanostructures

Dianmin Lin, MS (2011) - Nanofabrication of Photonic-Plasmonic Nanostructures on Doped Silk Films

Ashwin Gopinath, PhD (2010) - Electromagnetic Field Enhancement and Light Localization in Deterministic Aperiodic Nanostructures

Rui Li, PhD (2010) - Energy Transfer Phenomena and Radiate Process in Silicon Nitride Based Materials

Selcuk Yerci, PhD (2011) - Erbium-Doped Amorphous Silicon Nitride Light Emitters for On-Chip Photonics Applications

Alyssa Pasquale, PhD (2012) - Engineering photonic-plasmonic coupled devices for spectroscopy and sensing applications

Sylvanus Yuk Lee, PhD (2012) - Engineering aperiodic nanostructured surfaces for scattering-based optical biosensing

Jacob Trevino, PhD (2013) - Engineering aperiodic spiral order for photonic-plasmonic device applications

Nathaniel Lawrence, PhD (2013) - Engineering photonic and plasmonic light emission enhancement