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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.
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
- M. Melli, A. Polyakov, D. Gargas, C. Huynh, L. Scipioni, W. Bao, D. F. Ogletree, P. J. Schuck, S. Cabrini, and A. Weber-Bargioni; "Reaching the Theoretical Resonance Quality Factor Limit in Coaxial Plasmonic Nanoresonators Fabricated by Helium Ion Lithography"; Nano Lett (2013)
- A. Polyakov, C. Senft, K. F. Thompson, J. Feng, S. Cabrini, P. J. Schuck, H. A. Padmore, S. J. Peppernick, and W. P. Hess:" Plasmon-Enhanced Photocathode for High Brightness and High Repetition Rate X-Ray Sources"; Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 076802 (2013)
- Carlos Pina-Hernandez, Valeria Lacatena, Giuseppe Calafiore, Scott Dhuey, Konstantin Kravtsov, Alexander Goltsov, Deirdre Olynick, Vladimir Yankov, Stefano Cabrini and Christophe Peroz; "A route for fabricating printable photonic devices with sub-10 nm resolution"; Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 065301 (6pp)
- Wei Bao, M. Melli, N. Caselli, F. Riboli, D. S. Wiersma, M. Staffaroni, H. Choo, D. F. Ogletree, S. Aloni, J. Bokor, S. Cabrini, F. Intonti, M. B. Salmeron, E. Yablonovitch, P. J. Schuck, A. Weber-Bargioni; "Mapping Local Charge Recombination Heterogeneity by Multidimensional Nanospectroscopic Imaging" Science 7 December 2012:Vol. 338 no. 6112 pp. 1317-1321
- Hyuck Choo, Myung-Ki Kim, Matteo Staffaroni, Tae Joon Seok, Jeffrey Bokor, Stefano Cabrini, P. James Schuck, Ming C. Wu & Eli Yablonovitch; "Nanofocusing in a metal–insulator–metal gap plasmon waveguide with a three-dimensional linear taper" Nature Photonics, 6, 838–844 (2012)
- C Peroz, S Dhuey, M Cornet, M Vogler, D Olynick and S Cabrini; "Single digit nanofabrication by step-and-repeat nanoimprint lithography", Nanotechnology 23 015305 (2012)
- Fernandez-Cuesta, I., A. L. Palmarelli, Xiaogan Liang, Jingyu Zhang, Scott Dhuey, Deirdre Olynick, and Stefano Cabrini "Fabrication of fluidic devices with 30 nm nanochannels by direct imprinting." Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 29(6): 06F801-807 (2011)
- Weber-Bargioni, Alexander; Schwartzberg, Adam; Cornaglia, Matteo; Ismach, Ariel; Urban, Jeff; Pang, Yuanjie; Gordon, Reuven; Bokor, Jeffrey; Salmeron, Miquel; Ogletree, D.; Cabrini, Stefano; Schuck, P.J.; "Hyperspectral Nanoscale Imaging on Dielectric Substrates with Coaxial Optical Antenna Scan Probes": Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 1201–1207
- Ding BQ, Deng ZT, Yan H, Cabrini S, Zuckermann RN and Bokor J "Gold Nanoparticle Self-Similar Chain Structure Organized by DNA Origami" JACS Volume: 132 Issue: 10 3248 (MAR 17 2010) ;
- AWeber-Bargioni, A Schwartzberg, M Schmidt, B Harteneck, D FOgletree, P J Schuck and S Cabrini: "Functional plasmonic antenna scanning probes fabricated by induced-deposition mask lithography"; Nanotechnology 21(2010) 065306.
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