Massimo Gurioli

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Experimental results of light pulse transmission through thick turbid media are presented. Measurements have been carried out on polystyrene latex spheres by using a picosecond thin laser beam and a streak camera system. The results show that the shape of the received pulse depends mostly on the transport mean free path and on the absorption coefficient of(More)
We report on the realization of a rewritable and local source inside a Si-based photonic crystal microcavity by infiltrating a solution of colloidal PbS quantum dots inside a single pore of the structure. We show that the resulting spontaneous emission from the source is both spatially and spectrally redistributed due to the mode structure of the photonic(More)
Disordered photonic materials can diffuse and localize light through random multiple scattering, offering opportunities to study mesoscopic phenomena, control light-matter interactions, and provide new strategies for photonic applications. Light transport in such media is governed by photonic modes characterized by resonances with finite spectral width and(More)
We realized ultra-narrow excitonic emission from single GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots (QDs) grown by a refined droplet epitaxy technique. We found that uncapped quantum dots can be annealed at 400 degrees C without major changes in their morphology, thus enabling an AlGaAs capping layer to be grown at that temperature. Consequently, we demonstrate a fourfold(More)
We demonstrate the nonresonant magnetic interaction at optical frequencies between a photonic crystal microcavity and a metallized near-field microscopy probe. This interaction can be used to map and control the magnetic component of the microcavity modes. The metal coated tip acts as a microscopic conductive ring, which induces a magnetic response opposite(More)
We experimentally observe a sizable and reversible spectral tuning of the resonances of a two-dimensional photonic crystal microcavity induced by the introduction of a subwavelength size glass tip. The comparison between experimental near-field data, collected with ␭ / 6 spatial resolution, and results of numerical calculations shows that the spectral shift(More)
We employ a far-field analysis of the angular emission pattern to experimentally assess the symmetry of localized modes in coupled photonic-crystal cavities. We demonstrate that the spatial distribution of localized modes in photonic-crystal nanocavities may change from a bonding to an antibonding orbital, a feature that is unusual in quantum mechanical(More)
Tailoring the electromagnetic field at the nanoscale has led to artificial materials exhibiting fascinating optical properties unavailable in naturally occurring substances. Besides having fundamental implications for classical and quantum optics, nanoscale metamaterials provide a platform for developing disruptive novel technologies, in which a combination(More)
The emission dynamics in GaAs/AlGaAs coupled ring-disk (CRD) quantum structures fabricated on silicon substrates is presented. The CRD structures are self-assembled via droplet epitaxy, a growth technique which, due to its low thermal budget, is compatible with the monolithic integration of III-V devices on Si based electronic circuits. Continuous wave,(More)
We propose a way to engineer the design of photonic molecules, realized by coupling two photonic crystal cavities, that allows an accurate control of the parity of their ground states. The spatial distribution of the fundamental mode of photonic molecules can be tuned from a bonding to an antibonding character by a local and continuous modification of the(More)