Assistant Professor in Physics of Condensed Matter at The University of L'Aquila, Italy.
Theoretical physicist fond of Nonlinear Nanophotonics
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 his career he has been awarded two Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships and a ''Rita Levi Montalcini'' Assistant Professorship funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. Since December 2017 he is Assistant Professor in Physics of Condensed Matter at The University of L'Aquila, Italy.
phone: +39 0862 433109
fax: +39 0862 433303
Via Vetoio, Edificio Coppito I,
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli studi di L'Aquila,
67100 L'Aquila (Italy).
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The research background and expertise of Dr Marini extend over the theoretical modeling 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 36 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.
Theoretical modeling of nonlinear dynamics in metal-based plasmonic structures:
- ultrafast response
- self-organization and solitons
- harmonic generation
- out-of-equilibrium nanophotonics
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
Theoretical modeling of amplification and cavity-free lasing in random metamaterials:
- single-mode random meta-lasers
- mode-locked random meta-lasers
Theoretical modeling of the nonlinear optical response of 2D crystals:
- 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
A. Ciattoni, A. Marini, C. Rizza, and C. Conti, ''Phase-matching-free parametric oscillators based on two-dimensional semiconductors'', accepted in Light: Science & Applications (2018).
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, ''Ultrafast nonlinear optical response of Dirac fermions in graphene'', Nature Communications 9, 1018 (2018).
D. N. Carvalho, A. Marini, and F. Biancalana, ''The Nonlinear Optical Effects of Opening a Gap in Graphene'', submitted (2018).
F. Floris, L. Fornasari, A. Marini, V. Bellani, F. Banfi, S. Roddaro, D. Ercolani, M. Rocci, F. Beltram, M. Cecchini, L. Sorba, and F. Rossella, ''Self-Assembled InAs Nanowires as Optical Reflectors'', Nanomaterials 7, 400 (2017).
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).
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, 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).
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).
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).
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, 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).
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).
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).
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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.