New nanolasers for quantum information sources
May 1st, 2016

Integrating coherent light sources at the nanoscale with spasers is one of the most promising applications of plasmonics. In a spaser, localized plasmon polaritons (LPPs) waves occurring at the metal-dielectric interface are amplified by an active medium. Under specific conditions, the gain of plasmonic modes can overcome the absorption losses occurring in the metal and […]

Super dark chameleon nanomaterials (Guinness World Record as the ‘darkest material created by man’)
October 22nd, 2015

Black, technically, is not a color but the absence of colors. It is the complete opposite of white or the presence of all colors. Something appears black because it does not reflect light or absorbs most of the light that hits its surface. Conversely, something appears white because it reflects all of the colors that […]

Tailoring disorder in plasmonic nanolenses for cancer screening
September 4th, 2015

The collaboration of the teams of professors Enzo Di Fabrizio and Andrea Fratalocchi at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia, has led to the development of a new device that enables the detection of mutations down to a single amino acid. The conceptual technique – plasmonic self-similar chain – […]

Tsunami on-chip: the power to harness catastrophic events
March 10th, 2015

Writing in Nature Physics, Primalight in collaboration with St. Andrews, York and FOM Institute of Amsterdam Science Park, demonstrates a nano-optical chip that makes possible generating and controlling nanoscale rogue waves. The innovative chip was developed by an international team of physicists, led by Prof. A. Fratalocchi, and is expected to have huge applications for […]

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