New nanolasers for quantum information sources
May 1st, 2016PRIMALIGHT News, Research highlightsJuan Sebastian Totero Gongora 0 Comments

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 […]

Harnessing Disorder at the Nanoscale: Anderson localization in nanoplasmonic systems
November 23rd, 2015PRIMALIGHT News, Research highlightsJuan Sebastian Totero Gongora 0 Comments

It is a common perception that the presence of disorder influences negatively the properties of a physical system. Nevertheless, there are several cases in which disorder plays a positive role and can be exploited to develop novel applications. In general, the introduction of disorder significantly increases the complexity of the system under examination, but, as […]

Super dark chameleon nanomaterials (Guinness World Record as the ‘darkest material created by man’)

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, 2015PRIMALIGHT News, Research highlightsJuan Sebastian Totero Gongora 0 Comments

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, 2015PRIMALIGHT News, Research highlightsAndrea Fratalocchi 0 Comments

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 […]

Nature nanotech: Early career focus issue
December 6th, 2014Media-Press, PRIMALIGHT News, Research highlightsValerio Mazzone 0 Comments

Nature Nanotechnology selected A. Fratalocchi’s research on energy harvesting for an early career focus issue Read the full article here

PhD Student Juan won the best presentation award on his work regarding disorder-enhanced plasmonic nanolenses!
December 2nd, 2014Group News, Media-Press, PRIMALIGHT NewsMarcella Bonifazi 0 Comments

PRIMALIGHT group is proud to announce that Juan won the best presentation award at the “Frontiers of Modern Optics”, a summer event that brought together the most well known experts in the field. His work was about nanofocusing of light with disordered nanolenses. This topic arouse great interest since the possibility of strongly confine and […]

Nature Middle East interview
May 12th, 2013Media-Press, PRIMALIGHT NewsValerio Mazzone 0 Comments

Andrea Fratalocchi was recently interviewed by Nature Middle East on his research and KAUST Read the full interview here

PRIMALIGHT and OSA go to school
February 12th, 2013Homepage Slider, PRIMALIGHT NewsJuan Sebastian Totero Gongora 0 Comments

Here at PRIMALIGHT, besides our research activitity, we are also very concerned on social responsibility, and one of the most exciting and efficient ways to let science enter society is nurturing children’s interest in science & technology. For this reason, we are proud to announce that PRIMALIGHT, in collaboration with the KAUST OSA Student Chapter and the […]

Exceptional referee of Nature Journals
February 7th, 2013Homepage Slider, PRIMALIGHT NewsJuan Sebastian Totero Gongora 0 Comments

Andrea Fratalocchi has been awarded as an Exceptional Referee of Nature Journals. His contribution was awarded with a one year free subscription to nature journals.

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