• Researcher at the

    Institute for Complex Systems, Rome, Italy.

    Theoretical physicist fond of Nonlinear Nanophotonics

     

     

    Short bio

     

    Dr Marini made his first steps in research in 2008 during the final year of the Master Degree in Physics of Condensed Matter at the University of L'Aquila, Italy. After joining in October 2008 the Centre for Photonics and Photonic materials at the University of Bath, United Kingdom, he achieved his PhD in Photonics in November 2011. He led postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (2011-2014) in Erlangen, Germany, and at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (2014-2017) in Castelldefels, Spain. In October 2017 he joined as a researcher the group led by Prof Claudio Conti at the Institute for Complex Systems, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Rome, Italy.

     

     

    Contact


    andrea.marini.tlp@gmail.com

    andrea.marini@sapienza.isc.cnr.it
    phone: +39 0862 433109

    fax: +39 0862 433303

    mobile: +393477757899


    Address

     

    Room 414, Edificio Fermi, Città Universitaria,

    Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza
    Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
    00185 Rome (Italy).

  • RESEARCH

    Man is something that shall be overcome. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm.

     

    The research background and expertise of Dr Marini extend over the theoretical modelling of miniaturized photonic devices, where novel physical mechanisms can be exploited to achieve active functionalities at micro- and nano-scales. From 2008, Dr Marini has co-authored 35 papers in top-level international journals, one book chapter, and 14 conference abstracts (with ~ 550 citations and h-index of 12). In particular, Dr Marini has experience in the theoretical modelling of graphene plasmons, nonlinear dynamics in plasmonic waveguides and metamaterials, supercontinuum generation and dispersive waves in
    photonic crystal fibers.

    Nonlinear Plasmonics

     

    Theoretical modeling of nonlinear dynamics in metal-based plasmonic structures:

     

    - ultrafast response

     

    - self-organization and solitons

     

    - harmonic generation

     

    - out-of-equilibrium nanophotonics

    Near-zero-index media

     

    Theoretical modeling of nonlinear dynamics in transparent conductors, plasmas, and artificially engineered epsilon-near-zero metamaterials:

     

    - transient trapping of slow light

     

    - self-organization of frozen waves

     

    - harmonic generation

     

    - all-optical control and modulation

     

    - optical vortices

    Random metamaterials

     

    Theoretical modeling of amplification and cavity-free lasing in random metamaterials:

     

    - single-mode random meta-lasers

     

    - mode-locked random meta-lasers

     

    Two-dimensional media

     

    Theoretical modeling of the nonlinear optical response of 2D crystals:

     

     

    Graphene:

     

    - saturable absorption

     

    - harmonic generation

     

    - graphene plasmons

     

    - plasmon-enhanced high-harmonic generation

     

    - plasmon-based molecular sensing

     

     

    Transition metal dichalcogenides:

     

    - second- and third-harmonic generation

     

    - parametric down-conversion

     

    - phase-matching free parametric oscillation

     

  • Publications

    Journal articles:

     

    2017

     

    A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, C. Rizza, and C. Conti, ''Phase-matching-free parametric oscillators based on two-dimensional semiconductors'', submitted (2017).

     

    M. Baudisch, A. Marini, J. D. Cox, T. Zhou, F. Silva, S. Teichmann, M. Massicotte, F. Koppens, L. S. Levitov, F. J. García de Abajo, and J. Biegert, ''Petahertz optical response in graphene'', submitted (2017).

     

    D. N. Carvalho, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''The Nonlinear Optical Effects of Opening a Gap in Graphene'', submitted (2017).

     

    F. Ciampa, A. Mankar, and A. Marini, ''Phononic Crystal Waveguide Transducers for Nonlinear Elastic Wave Sensing'', Scientific Reports 7, 14712 (2017).

     

    D. N. Carvalho, F. Biancalana, and A. Marini, ''Monolayer Graphene Can Emit SHG Waves'', Optical Data Processing and Storage 3, 47 - 53 (2017).

     

    D. N. Carvalho, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''Dynamical centrosymmetry breaking - A novel mechanism for second harmonic generation in graphene'', Annals of Physics 378, 24 - 32 (2017).

     

    A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, and C. Rizza, ''Efficient Vortex Generation in Subwavelength Epsilon-Near-Zero Slabs", Physical Review Letters 118, 104301 (2017).

     

    A. Marini, J. D. Cox, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Theory of graphene saturable absorption", Physical Review B 95, 125408 (2017).

     

    J. D. Cox, A. Marini, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Plasmon-assisted high-harmonic generation in graphene", Nature Communications 8, 14380 (2017).

     

    2016

     

    A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, and C. Rizza, ''All-optical modulation in wavelength-sized epsilon-near-zero media", Optics Letters 41, 3102 - 3105 (2016).


    A. Marini and J. F. García de Abajo, ''Graphene-Based Active Random Metamaterials for Cavity-Free Lasing", Physical Review Letters 116, 217401 (2016). (Highlighted in the Cover of PRL Volume 116, Number 21)
     

    A. Ciattoni, C. Rizza, A. Marini, A. Di Falco, D. Faccio, and M. Scalora, ''Enhanced nonlinear effects in pulse propagation through epsilon-near-zero media", Laser & Photonics Reviews 10, 517 - 525 (2016).
     

    A. Marini and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Self-organization of frozen light in near-zero-index media with cubic nonlinearity", Scientic Reports 6, 20088 (2016).

     

    2015

     

    M. F. Saleh, A. Armaroli, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''Strong Raman-induced noninstantaneous soliton interactions in gas-filled photonic crystal fibers", Optics Letters 40, 4058 (2015).
     

    A. Marini, I. Silveiro, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Molecular sensing with tunable graphene plasmons", ACS Photonics 2, 876 (2015).

     

    M. F. Saleh, A. Armaroli, Tr. X. Tran, A. Marini, F. Belli, A. Abdolvand, and F. Biancalana, ''Raman-induced temporal condensed matter physics in gas-filled photonic crystal fibers", Optics Express 23, 11879 (2015).
     

    A. Marini, S. Roy, A. Kumar, and F. Biancalana, ''Loss-compensated nonlinear modes and symmetry breaking in amplifying metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic couplers", Physical Review A 91, 043815 (2015).

     

    2014

     

    A. Marini, S. Longhi, and F. Biancalana, ''Optical simulation of neutrino oscillations in binary waveguide arrays", Physical Review Letters 113, 150401 (2014).
     

    S. Roy, A. Marini and F. Biancalana, ''Free-carrier driven spatio-temporal dynamics in amplifying silicon waveguides", Physical Review A 89, 053827 (2014).
     

    A. Marini, Tr. X. Tran, S. Roy, S. Longhi, and F. Biancalana, ''Optical analog of spontaneous symmetry breaking induced by tachyon condensation in amplifying plasmonic arrays", Physical Review A 89, 023840 (2014).
     

    M. F. Saleh, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''Shock-induced PT-symmetric potentials in gas-filled photonic crystal fibers", Physical Review A 89, 023801 (2014).
     

    2013

     

    M. Conforti, A. Marini, Tr. X. Tran, D. Faccio, and F. Biancalana, ''Interaction between optical fields and their conjugates in nonlinear media", Optics Express 21, 31239 (2013).
     

    A. V. Gorbach, A. Marini, and D. V. Skryabin, ''Graphene-clad tapered fibre: effective nonlinearity and propagation losses", Optics Letters 38, 5244 (2013).
     

    A. Marini and F. Biancalana, ''Ultrashort Self-Induced Transparency Plasmon Solitons", Physical Review Letters 110, 243901 (2013).

     

    A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, C. Rizza, M. Scalora, and F. Biancalana, ''Polariton excitation in epsilon-near-zero slabs: transient trapping of slow light", Physical Review A 87, 053853 (2013).
     

    S. Roy, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''Self-frequency blueshift of dissipative solitons in silicon based waveguides", Physical Review A 87, 065803 (2013).

     

    H. Dong, C. Conti, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''Terahertz relativistic spatial solitons in doped graphene metamaterials", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 46, 155401 (2013).


    A. Marini, M. Conforti, G. Della Valle, H. W. Lee, Tr. X. Tran, W. Chang, M. A. Schmidt, S. Longhi, P. St.J. Russell, and F. Biancalana, ''Ultrafast nonlinear dynamics of surface plasmon polaritons in gold nanowires due to the intrinsic nonlinearity of metals", New Journal of Physics 15, 013033 (2013).

     

    2011

     

    A. Marini, R. Hartley, A. V. Gorbach, and D. V. Skryabin, ''Surface-induced nonlinearity enhancement in subwavelength rod waveguides", Physical Review A 84, 063839 (2011).


    A. Marini, D. V. Skryabin, and B. Malomed, ''Stable spatial plasmon solitons in a dielectric-metal-dielectric geometry with gain and loss", Optics Express 19, 6616 (2011).


    D. V. Skryabin, A. V. Gorbach, and A. Marini, ''Surface-induced nonlinearity enhancement of TM-modes in planar subwavelength waveguides", Journal of the Optical Society of America B 28, 109 (2011).

     

    2010

     

    A. Marini, A. V. Gorbach, and D. V. Skryabin, ''Coupled mode approach to surface plasmon polaritons in nonlinear periodic structures", Optics Letters 35, 3532 (2010).


    A. Marini and D. V. Skryabin, ''Ginzburg-Landau equation bound to the metal-dielectric interface and transverse nonlinear optics with amplified plasmon polaritons", Physical Review A 81, 033850 (2010).

     

    2009

     

    A. Marini, A. V. Gorbach, D. V. Skryabin, and A. Zayats, ''Amplification of surface plasmon polaritons in the presence of nonlinearity and spectral signatures of threshold crossover", Optics Letters 34, 2864 (2009).


    A. Ciattoni, C. Rizza, E. Del Re, and A. Marini, ''Light-induced dielectric structures and enhanced self-focusing in critical photorefractive ferroelectrics", Optics Letters 34, 3295 (2009).


    A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, C. Rizza, and E. Del Re, ''Collision and fusion of counterpropagating micrometer-sized optical beams in periodically biased photorefractive crystals", Optics Letters 34, 911 (2009).

     

    2008


    A. Ciattoni, E. Del Re, A. Marini, and C. Rizza, ''Wiggling and bending-free micron-sized solitons in periodically biased photorefractives", Optics Express 16, 16867 (2008).


    A. Ciattoni, E. Del Re, C. Rizza, and A. Marini, ''Miniaturized bending-free solitons and symmetry restoring in periodically biased photorefractives", Optics Letters 31, 2110 (2008).


     

    Book chapters:


    A. Marini and F. Biancalana, ''Quantum Field Theory Analog Effects in Nonlinear Photonic Waveguides" in Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications, CRC Press ISBN978-148-223-613-2 (2015).

     


    Conference Abstracts
     

    A. Marini, J. D. Cox, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Saturable absorption of graphene", SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering, 99190Q - 99190Q - 1 (2016).

     

    J. D. Cox, A. Marini, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Nonlinear graphene plasmonics", SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering, 99211J - 99211J - 1 (2016).

     

    A. Marini and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Nonlinear Optical Dynamics in Near-zero Index Media and in Graphene-based Random Meta-lasers", Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, LTu5A.3 (2016).


    A. Marini, I. Silveiro, and F. J. García de Abajo, ''Infrared spectroscopy with tunable graphene plasmons", SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering, 95440W - 95440W - 1 (2015).


    M. F. Saleh, A. Armaroli, A. Marini, F. Belli, and F. Biancalana, ''Non-local Soliton Interactions in Raman-gas Photonic Crystal Fibers", Frontiers in Optics, FM3D.2 (2015).

     

    M. F. Saleh, A. Armaroli, A. Marini, Tr. X. Tran, F. Belli, A. Abdolvand, and F. Biancalana, ''Temporal Crystals in Gas-filled Photonic Crystal Fibers", The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CD_12_3 (2015).


    A. Marini, S. Longhi, and F. Biancalana, ''Optical analogue of neutrino oscillations in binary waveguide arrays", European Quantum Electronics Conference, EF_7_4 (2015).


    F. Biancalana and A. Marini, ''Self-induced transparency in gold", Nonlinear Photonics (NP), NM2A.4 (2014).


    F. Biancalana, M. F. Saleh, F. Belli, A. Abdolvand, A. Marini, A. Armaroli, J. C. Travers, and P. St.J. Russell, ''Raman-induced soliton oscillations and tunneling in gas-filled photonic crystal fibers", Nonlinear Photonics (NP), NW2A.4 (2014).


    F. Biancalana, S. Longhi, and A. Marini, ''Optical simulation of neutrino oscillation in binary waveguide arrays", Nonlinear Photonics (NP), NTh3A.5 (2014).


    F. Biancalana and A. Marini, ''Ultrafast interband nonlinear dynamics of surface plasmon polaritons in gold nanowires", Nonlinear Optics (NLO), NTh1A.6 (2013).


    A. Marini and F. Biancalana, ''Towards a microscopic description of the optical nonlinearities of gold-based plasmonic devices", International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC), II_P_6 (2013).


    F. Biancalana, A. Marini, M. Conforti and G. Della Valle, ''Ultrafast interband nonlinear dynamics of surface plasmon polaritons in gold nanowires", CLEO: QELS Fundamental Science (CLEO QELS), QTu2B.7 (2013).


    A. Marini, D. V. Skryabin and B. Malomed, ''Stable spatial plasmon solitons in IMI waveguides with gain and loss", European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC), EJ_P2 (2011).

  • FUNDED PROJECTS

    ICFOnest+ (Marie Curie Cofund) Postdoctoral Fellowship

         

     

    Principal investigator under the supervision of Prof F. J. García de Abajo at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels, Spain.

     

    2014 - 2 years, ~ 90k euros

    Individual Marie Curie Fellowship #746774

    OUTNANO

         

     

    Principal investigator under the supervision of Prof Claudio Conti at CNR-ISC, Institute for Complex Systems, Rome, Italy.

     

    2017 - 2 years, ~ 170k euros

    "Rita Levi Montalcini" programme for the recruitment of young researchers

     

    Assistant Professorship fully funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research at the University of L'Aquila, Italy.

     

    2018 - 3 years, ~ 197k euros

     

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  • TEACHING

    Seminar (1h) ''Ultrafast Plasmonics'' at the IMPRS Doctoral School, Erlangen, academic year 2014/2015.


    Tutorials (40h) for the ''EV-1 Vertiefung Experimentalphysik: Atom, Molekulphysik und Quantenoptik'' class (Advanced
    Experimental Physics: Atomic, Molecular Physics and Quantum Optics) of the master programme in Physics at the Friedrich
    Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, academic years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.


    Tutorials (10h) for the ''Electricity and Magnetism'' class of the undergraduate programme in Physics at the University of
    Bath, academic year 2008/2009.


    Tutorials (10h) for the ''Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics'' class of the undergraduate programme in Physics at
    the University of Bath, academic year 2008/2009.