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Stefano Cabrini

Stefano Cabrini

Facility Director, Nanofabrication




Ph.D. in PHYSICS (Laurea degree), University of Rome "La Sapienza", Thesis entitled: "Theoretical - numerical analysis of Free Electron Laser systems operating in saturation regime."

Advisors: Prof. F. De Martini - Univ of Rome; Dr G. Dattoli, Dr E. Sabia - C.R.E. ENEA Frascati (Rome)

Past Professional Positions

2003 - 2006. Senior Scientist (Primo ricercatore) at INFM TASC (Istituto Nazionale Fisica Della Materia) at ELETTRA Synchrotron Light Source of Trieste Italy.

2001 – 2003. Senior researcher at Sincrotrone Triese ScpA . at the ELETTRA Synchrotron light source Trieste Italy.

1999 – 2001. Researcher at CNR Istituto di Elettronica dello Stato Solido (IESS) of Rome Italy.

1996 – 1997. Post-doc Fellowship at the IOTA, « Institut d'Optique Théorique et Appliquée », Orsay France on « X-Ray holographic microscopy »

1995 - 1996. Researcher at the robotics laboratories of the ENEA Casaccia (Rome) Italy.

Research Interests

Experience in micro-nano-fabrication, electron-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, nanoimprinting, thin-film deposition and plasma etch. Experience in nanophotonics, plasmonics fabrication and characterization, and the development of new lithographic tools and processes. Recently I'm focused on the so called Single Digit Nano Fabrication, or exact fabrication of nanostructures with dimensions below 10 nm. My research creates engineered nanodevices for the control of the light at nanometer scale. Using the properties of plasmonic resonators as well as the properties of transparent dielectric photonic devices we study new effects of the light confinement and propagation.


Nano-photonics and Photonic Crystals

Self-Collimation of Light over Millimeter-Scale Distance in a Quasi-Zero-Average-Index Metamaterial

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems-CNR in Naples, Italy have experimentally demonstrated—for the first time—the concept of optical antimatter, in which light travels through a material without being distorted. By engineering a material that focuses light through its internal structure, a beam of light can enter and exit unperturbed after traveling through millimeters of material. Read the full research paper


Directed self-assembly for nano-photonics

DNA directed assembly of nanoparticle linear structure for nanophotonics

The optical properties of metallic nanoparticles and their aggregates have attracted great interest for their application to nanophotonics. Theoretical computation shows that a selfsimilar linear chain of several metal nanospheres with progressively decreasing sizes and separations can work as an efficient nanolens. Read the full research paper

Selected publications

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