Since 1989 my research activity has been devoted to photonic devices in the linear and nonlinear regimes.

Synopsis of main current research interests:

  • Nanophotonics and optical antennas: areas of interest include optical antennas (either with or without metals), periodic structures and metasurfaces, photonic crystal fibers design and characterization, optical nanowires, computational electromagnetism.
  • Graphene photonics: areas of interest include the modelling of integrated optical circuits where silicon photonics could take advantage of the remarkable (and tunable) linear and nonlinear properties of graphene at optical frequencies.
  • Nonlinear Optics: areas of interest include soliton propagation sustained by second and third order nonlinear effects, submicron structuring of domain inverted ferroelectric based devices (in particular PPLN), harmonic generation and frequency conversion in periodic structures.