Massimo Gurioli

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Generating, controlling, and monitoring spin effects in conducting nanostructures by using light is a highly important scientifi c and technological challenge. [ 1 , 2 ] Moreover the possibility of coupling the optical and magnetic properties in nanostructured materials can lead to the creation of novel devices with photonic and magnetic properties. Control(More)
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)
We report the observation of weak localization of light in a semiconductor microcavity. The intrinsic disorder in a microcavity leads to multiple scattering and hence to static speckle. We show that averaging over realizations of the disorder reveals a coherent backscattering cone that has a coherent enhancement factor > or =2, as required by reciprocity.(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 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)
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)
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)
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)