CENTINI MARCO

Professore Associato 
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (FIS/01)
Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di SCIENZE DI BASE ED APPLICATE PER L'INGEGNERIA 
Recapiti Elenco recapiti telefonici
E-Mail Marco.Centini@uniroma1.it

Orari di ricevimento

Dipende dal semestre.
Nel secondo semestre a.a.
18-19 ricevo il mercoledì dalle 10.30 alle 12.30.
Si prega di inviare e-mail almeno con un giorno di anticipo per confermare l'appuntamento.

Curriculum

Professional Experience

3/18- present Professore Associato
S.S.D. FIS/01 Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’Ingegneria, (SBAI).
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy
11/10 - 2/18 Ricercatore Universitario
S.S.D. FIS/01 Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l’Ingegneria, (SBAI).
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy

10/99-07/02 Visiting scholar
(during Ph.D.) Army Missile Command
Weapons Sciences Directorate
Redstone Arsenal, AL
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Scalora
Head: Dr. Charles M. Bowden, dec.

Education

2003 Ph.D.
- Elettromagnetismo applicato e Scienze Elettrofisiche Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
1999 Laurea
- Fisica (110/110) Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Teaching experience
2011-present; Fisica Generale II, Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, SAPIENZA Università di Roma. (9 crediti)
2009-2011; Fisica Generale I, , Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, SAPIENZA Università di Roma. (9 crediti)
2006-2009; Laboratorio di Fisica, Facoltà di Ingegneria, SAPIENZA Università di Roma. (6 crediti)
Research activities
Keywords Brief description
Linear and Nonlinear pulse propagation - Enhancement of second harmonic generation in photonic crystals, disordered structures and metallo-dielectric nanostructures.
- Transit time and dispersion of optical pulses propagating through finite size 1D photonic crystals, numerical and experimental study.
- Theoretical and numerical models for spontaneous parametric down conversion in photonic crystals, optimization of generation of twin photons in periodic and quasi-periodic structures.
- Numerical models for simulation of linear and nonlinear propagation of optical pulses in dielectric and metallo-dielectric photonic crystals.
- Experimental data interpretation and analysis on second harmonic generation and parametric processes. Characterization of the designed and realized samples, verification of expected results.
Photonic crystals
Second harmonic generation
Parametric processes
Twin-photon generation
Metallo-dielectric multilayers

Plasmonics - Theoretical and numerical models for tailored second harmonic generation and nonlinear interactions in metallic nanostructures and nanoantennas.
- Experimental data interpretation and analysis on second harmonic circular dichroism in plasmonic chiral nanostructures and metasurfaces.
- Numerical and experimental studies on the extrinsic chirality response of self-assembled hybrid metallo-dielectric structures.
Nonlinear Nanophotonics
Chiral plasmonic nano/meta materials
Nonlinear nano-antennas

Near field thermal radiation - Theoretical and numerical study of near- and far-field thermal radiation from nanostructured objects.
- Control of the emissivity and of the near field heat transfer between coupled nanoantennas of arbitrary shapes.
- Numerical study and design of metallo-dielectric nanostructured devices and metamaterials for IR applications, selective absorption/emission, including the control of IR radiation polarization and/or temporal and spatial coherence.
Near field heat transfer
Taming and management of IR emissivity
Patents
Year Title
2002 Patent: Photonic Signal Reflectivity and Transmissivity Control Using a Photonic Band Gap Structure, United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C. patent # 6,414,780. Inventors: G. D’Aguanno, M. Centini, , C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, M. Bloemer.
2003 Patent: Efficient Non-Linear Phase Shifting Using a Photonic Band-Gap Structure, United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C., patent # 6,538,794 Inventors: G. D’Aguanno, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, M. Bloemer.
2004 Patent: Photonic signal frequency up and down-conversion using a photonic band gap structure, United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C. patent # 6,744,552. Inventors: M. Scalora, M. Bloemer, M. Centini, G. D’Aguanno.
2010 Patent: (WO/2010/058432): Optical Logic Gate - PCT/IT2008/000724. Authors: BOVINO Fabio Antonio, GIARDINA Maurizio, LARCIPRETE Maria Cristina, CENTINI Marco, BELARDINI Alessandro, SIBILIA Concita, BERTOLOTTI Mario, PASSASEO Adriana, TASCO Vittorianna, CINGOLANI Roberto

Invited oral contributions to national and international conferences
2002 SPIE, Photonic West 2002, Jan. 2002 San Jose CA USA. “Nonlinear Pulse propagation in photonic crystals.” M. Centini, G. D’Aguanno, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, M. Scalora, M.J. Bloemer, C.M. Bowden.
2005 14th INTERNATIONAL LASER PHYSICS WORKSHOP (Kyoto-Japan, July 4-8, 2005) “Twin photon generation by spontaneous parametric down-conversion in 1D photonic crystals.” M. Centini, L. Sciscione, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, J. Perina Jr., M. Scalora, and M.J. Bloemer
2007 The OSA Topical conference on NANOPHOTONICS, Hangzhou (China), June 18-21, 2007, “Parametric generation of twin photons in finite size photonic crystals”
M. Centini, L. Sciscione, M.C. Larciprete, A. Belardini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, J. Perina Jr., M. Scalora, M.J. Bloemer and G. D’Aguanno.
2012 Nanoforum, VIII edizione, Roma, 24-26 Settembre 2012, “LA NANOFOTONICA E LE SUE APPLICAZIONI”, M. Centini, presentazione Tutorial su invito.
2015 META’15, the 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, City College of New York, New York City, NY, USA August 4, 2015 – August 7, 2015 “Optical characterization of self-assembled chiral meta and nano surfaces by nonlinear second harmonic generation.” Marco Centini, Alessandro Belardini, Alessio Benedetti, Mario Bertolotti, Concita Sibilia
2017 PIERS, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, St Petersburg, Russia, 22-25 May, 2017, “Nano Antenna Arrays for Tailored Infrared Thermal Emission”, M. Centini, A. Benedetti, M. C. Larciprete, A. Belardini, R. Li Voti, M. Bertolotti and C. Sibilia.

Summary of Scientific Acheivements (1999-2017)

Product type Number Data Base Start End
Papers [international] 80 Scopus 1999 2017
Conference proceeeding papers [international] 24 Scopus 1999 2017
Other conference abstracts [international] 60 Scopus, Isiweb, IEEE, OSA infobase 1999 2017
Patents 4 Patentscope 1999 2017

Total Citations 2225 (Scopus)
Hirsch (H) index 26 (Scopus)

Selected Publications (last 12 years)
1. Authors: M. Centini, J. Peřina Jr., L. Sciscione, C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, M.J. Bloemer. M. Bertolotti.
Title: “Entangled photon pair generation by spontaneous parametric down-conversion in finite-length one-dimensional photonic crystals”
Physical Review A, Vol 72, Is 3, 033806 (2005)
2. Authors: L. Sciscione, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, M. Scalora.
Title: “Entangled, guided photon generation in (1+1) -dimensional photonic crystals”
Physical Review A, Vol 74, 1, 013815 (2006)
3. Authors: M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, A. Belardini, L. Sciscione, M. Bertolotti, C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, A. Passaseo, and B. Potì.
Title: “Second harmonic generation in GaN/Al50Ga50N films deposited by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition”
Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 131105 (2006)
4. Authors: J. Perina, Jr., M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, and M. Scalora.
Title: “Properties of entangled photon pairs generated in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic-band-gap structures ”
Phys. Rev. A 73, 033823 (2006)
5. Authors: M. Centini, D. Felbacq, D. S. Wiersma, C. Sibilia, M. Scalora, M. Bertolotti.
Title: “Resonant second harmonic generation in random dielectric structures”
Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid publications Volume 1, 06021 (2006)
6. Authors: F. Pettazzi, M. Alonso, M. Centini, A. Petris, V. I. Vlad, M. Chauvet, E. Fazio.
Title: “Self-trapping of low-energy infrared femtosecond beams in lithium niobate”
Phys. Rev. A 76, 063818 (2007)
7. Authors: V. Roppo, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, D. De Ceglia, M. Scalora, N. Akozbek, M.J. Bloemer, J.W. Haus, O.G. Kosareva, V.P. Kandidov.
Title: “Role of phase matching in pulsed second-harmonic generation: Walk-off and phase-locked twin pulses in negative-index media”.
Physical Review A, 76, 3, 033829 (2007)
8. Authors: J. Perina, Jr., M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, M. Scalora.
Title: “Antisymmetric entangled two-photon states generated in nonlinear GaN/AlN photonic-band-gap structures”
Phys. Rev. A 75, 1, 013805 (2007)
9. Authors: D. de Ceglia, M. A. Vincenti, M. G. Cappeddu, M. Centini, N. Akozbek, A. D’Orazio, J. W. Haus, M. J. Bloemer, and M. Scalora.
Title: “Tailoring metallodielectric structures for superresolution and superguiding applications in the visible and near-ir ranges”
Phys. Rev. A 77, 033848 (2008)
10. Authors: M. Centini, V. Roppo, E. Fazio, F. Pettazzi, C. Sibilia, J.W. Haus, J.V. Foreman, N. Akozbek, M.J. Bloemer, M. Scalora.
Title: “Inhibition of linear absorption in opaque materials using phase-locked harmonic generation”
Physical Review Letters, 101, 11, 113905, (2008)
11. Authors: E. Fazio, F. Pettazzi, M. Centini, M. Chauvet, A. Belardini, M. Alonzo, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, and M. Scalora.
Title: "Complete spatial and temporal locking in phase-mismatched second-harmonic generation,"
Opt. Express 17, 3141-3147 (2009)
12. Authors: J. Perina, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti.
Title: “Photon-pair generation in random nonlinear layered structures”
Phys. Rev. A, 80 (3): 033844 (2009)
13. Authors: F.A. Bovino, M.C. Larciprete, M. Giardina, A. Belardini, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti, A. Passaseo, V. Tasco
Title: “Optical polarization based logic functions (XOR or XNOR) with nonlinear Gallium nitride nanoslab”
Opt. Express 17,19337-19344 (2009)
14. Authors: E. Fazio, A. Belardini, M. Alonzo, M. Centini, M. Chauvet, F. Devaux, M. Scalora.
Title: “Observation of photorefractive simultons in lithium niobate”
Opt. Express 18, 7972-7981 (2010)
15. Authors: A. Benedetti, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti
Title: “Engineering the second harmonic generation pattern from coupled gold nanowires”
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 408-416 (2010)
16. Authors: M. Scalora, M. A. Vincenti, D. de Ceglia, V. Roppo, M. Centini, N. Akozbek, M. J. Bloemer.
Title: “Second- and third-harmonic generation in metal-based structures”
Phys. Rev. A, 82 (4) 043828 (2010)
17. Authors: M. Centini, A. Benedetti, C. Sibilia, M. Bertolotti.
Title: ”Coupled 2D Ag nano-resonator chains for enhanced and spatially tailored second harmonic generation”
Optics Express, Vol. 19, p. 8218-8232 (2011)
18. Authors: A. Benedetti, M. Centini, M. Bertolotti, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Second harmonic generation from 3D nanoantennas: on the surface and bulk contributions by far-field pattern analysis”
Optics Express, Vol. 19, p. 26752-26767, (2011)
19. Authors: A. Belardini, M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, A. Toma, M. Giordano, F. Buatier De Mongeot.
Title: “Circular Dichroism in the Optical Second-Harmonic Emission of Curved Gold Metal Nanowires”
Physical review Letters, Vol. 107, p. 257401 (2011)
20. Authors: A. Belardini, F. Pannone, G. Leahu, M.C. Larciprete, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, C. Martella, M. Giordano, D. Chiappe, F. Buatier de Mongeot.
Title: “Evidence of anomalous refraction of self-assembled curved gold nanowires”
Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, Is. 25, 251109 (2012)
21. Authors: M. Centini, A. Benedetti.
Title: “Commentary on Second Harmonic Generation in Plasmonic Nanoresonators”
Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 7, 078501 (2013)
22. Authors: V. K. Valev, W. Libaers, U. Zywietz, X. Zheng, M. Centini, N. Pfullmann, L. O. Herrmann, C. Reinhardt, V. Volskiy, A. V. Silhanek, B. N. Chichkov, C. Sibilia, G. A. Vandenbosch, V. V. Moshchalkov, J. J. Baumberg, T. Verbiest.
Title: “Nanostripe length dependence of plasmon-induced material deformations”
Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Is.13, pp: 2256-2258 (2013)
23. Authors: S. Tuccio, M. Centini, A. Benedetti, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Subwavelength coherent control and coupling of light in plasmonic nanoresonators on dielectric waveguides”
Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 30, Is. 2, pp: 450-455. (2013)
24. Authors: A. Belardini, A. Benedetti, M. Centini, G. Leahu, F. Mura, S. Sennato, C. Sibilia, V. Robbiano, M. C. Giordano, C. Martella, D. Comoretto, F. Buatier De Mongeot.
Title: “Second Harmonic Generation: Second Harmonic Generation Circular Dichroism from Self-Ordered Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Nanosurfaces”
Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 2, p. 208-213, (2014)
25. Authors: M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini,R. Li Voti,M. Bertolotti,C. Sibilia.
Title: “Polarization insensitive infrared absorbing behaviour of one-dimensional multilayer stack: a fractal approach”.
Optics Express, Vol. 22, p. A1547-A1552, (2014)
26. Authors: M.C. Larciprete, M. Centini.
Title: “Second harmonic generation from ZnO films and nanostructures”
Applied Physics Reviews, Vol 2, Is 3, 031302 (2015)
27. Authors: A. Belardini, M. Centini, G. Leahu, E. Fazio, C. Sibilia, J.W. Haus, A. Sarangan.
Title: “Second harmonic generation on self-assembled tilted gold nanowires”
Faraday Discussions, Vol. 178, pp 357-362 (2015)
28. Authors: M. Centini, A. Benedetti, M.C. Larciprete, A. Belardini,R. Li Voti, M. Bertolotti, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Midinfrared thermal emission properties of finite arrays of gold dipole nanoantennas”
Physical review B, Vol. 92, p. 205411 (2015)
29. Authors: M. C. Larciprete, M. Centini, R. Li Voti, M. Bertolotti, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Metallic oriented nanowires films for infrared radiation manipulation”
Appl. Phys. A 122: 343 (2016)
30. Authors: A. Belardini, M. Centini, G. Leahu, D.C. Hooper, R. Li Voti, E. Fazio, J.W. Haus, A. Sarangan, V.K. Valev, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Chiral light intrinsically couples to extrinsic/pseudo-chiral metasurfaces made of tilted gold nanowires”
Scientific Reports, Volume 6, 31796 (2016)
31. Authors: P. Osewski, A. Belardini, E. Petronijevic, M. Centini, G. Leahu, R. Diduszko, D. A. Pawlak, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Self-Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic and White-Light Generation in a Biaxial Zinc Tungstate Single Crystal”
Scientific Reports, Volume 7, 45247 (2017)
32. Authors: E. Petronijevic, M. Centini, A. Belardini, G. Leahu, T. Hakkarainen, C. Sibilia.
Title: Chiral near-field manipulation in Au-GaAs hybrid hexagonal nanowires.
Optics Express, Volume 25, Issue 13, 14148-14157, (2017)
33. Authors: G. Leahu, E. Petronijevic, A. Belardini, M. Centini, C. Sibilia, T. Hakkarainen, E. Koivusalo, M. Rizzo Piton, S. Suomalainen, M. Guina.
Title: “Evidence of Optical Circular Dichroism in GaAs-Based Nanowires Partially Covered with Gold”
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume 5, Issue 16, 1601063, (2017)
34. Authors: J.T. Collins, C. Kuppe, D. C. Hooper, C. Sibilia, M. Centini, V. K. Valev.
Title: “Chirality and Chiroptical Effects in Metal Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Current Trends”
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume 5, Issue 16, 1700182 (2017)
35. Authors: G. Leahu, E. Petronijevic, A. Belardini, M. Centini, R. Li Voti, T. Hakkarainen, E. Koivusalo, M. Guina, C. Sibilia.
Title: “Photo-acoustic spectroscopy revealing resonant absorption of self-assembled GaAs-based nanowires”
Scientific Reports, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2833 (2017)