Andrea Di Falco

Andrea Di Falco

Postal address:
School of Physics & Astronomy
Physical Science Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

E-mail: adf10@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463165

Research overview

Dr Di Falco is a a reader in nano-photonics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of St Andrews. In 2010 he was awarded a fellowship from EPSRC, to develop the concept of flexible metamaterials and plasmonics at visible wavelengths. His interests cover different areas of photonics, from metamaterials to photonic crystals and applications of nonlinear optics and biophotonics.

Recent Publications

Surface topology specific metasurface holograms
Burch, J. & Di Falco, A. 20 Jan 2018 In : ACS Photonics. Articles ASAP
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Persistence and lifelong fidelity of phase singularities in optical random waves
De Angelis, L., Alpeggiani, F., Di Falco, A. & Kuipers, L. 16 Nov 2017 In : Physical Review Letters. 119, 20, 203903
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Flexible nanowire cluster as wearable colorimetric humidity sensor
Wei, Z., Zhou, Z-K., Li, Q., Xue, J., Di Falco, A., Yang, Z., Zhou, J. & Wang, X. 19 Jul 2017 In : Small. 13, 27, 1700109
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Conformable holographic metasurfaces
Burch, J., Wen, D., Chen, X. & Di Falco, A. 3 Jul 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 7 p., 4250
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The dating game at dimension zero: creation and annihilation of phase singularities in optical random waves
De Angelis, L., Alpeggiani, F., Di Falco, A. & Kuipers, L. 2017 Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2017. Optical Society of American (OSA), Vol. Part F66-FiO 2017, FM3B.5. (OSA Technical Digest)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes
Kirkpatrick, B. C., Ploschner, M., Čižmár, T. & Di Falco, A. 28 Aug 2016 Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII. Dholakia, K. & Spalding, G. C. (eds.). SPIE, 6 p. 99222A. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9922)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Spatial distribution of phase singularities in optical random vector waves
De Angelis, L., Alpeggiani, F., Di Falco, A. & Kuipers, L. 26 Aug 2016 In : Physical Review Letters. 117, 9, 5 p., 093901
Research output: Research - peer-reviewLetter

Optothermal nonlinearity of silica aerogel
Braidotti, M. C., Gentilini, S., Fleming, A., Samuels, M. C., Di Falco, A. & Conti, C. 25 Jul 2016 In : Applied Physics Letters. 109, 4, 5 p., 041104
Research output: Research - peer-reviewLetter

Ultrafast all-optical order-to-chaos transition in silicon photonic crystal chips
Bruck, R., Liu, C., Muskens, O. L., Fratalocchi, A. & Di Falco, A. Jul 2016 In : Laser & Photonics Reviews. 10, 4, p. 688-695
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Electrodeposition of gold templated by patterned thiol monolayers
She, Z., Di Falco, A., Hähner, G. & Buck, M. 15 Jun 2016 In : Applied Surface Science. 373, p. 51-60
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Optically induced metal-to-dielectric transition in Epsilon-Near-Zero metamaterials
Kaipurath, R. M., Pietrzyk, M., Caspani, L., Roger, T., Clerici, M., Rizza, C., Ciattoni, A., Di Falco, A. & Faccio, F. 13 Jun 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 7 p., 27700
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Enhanced nonlinear refractive index in ε-near-zero materials
Caspani, L., Kaipurath, R. P. M., Clerici, M., Ferrera, M., Roger, T., Kim, J., Kinsey, N., Pietrzyk, M., Di Falco, A., Shalaev, V. M., Boltasseva, A. & Faccio, D. 10 Jun 2016 In : Physical Review Letters. 116, 23, 233901
Research output: Research - peer-reviewLetter

Enhanced nonlinear effects in pulse propagation through epsilon-near-zero media
Ciattoni, A., Rizza, C., Marini, A., Di Falco, A., Faccio, D. & Scalora, M. May 2016 In : Laser & Photonics Reviews. 10, 3, p. 517-525
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

One-dimensional chirality: strong optical activity in epsilon-near-zero metamaterials
Rizza, C., Di Falco, A., Scalora, M. & Ciattoni, A. 30 Jul 2015 In : Physical Review Letters. 115, 5, 057401
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Epsilon near zero metamaterials for ultra-low power nonlinear applications
Pietrzyk, M., Kaipurath, R., Faccio, D. & Di Falco, A. 27 Feb 2015 Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures V. Adibi, A., Lin, S-Y. & Scherer, A. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9371, (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9371)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Advanced application of flexible metamaterials at visible frequencies
Kirkpatrick, B. C., Reader-Harris, P., Shen, Y., Wu, J. & Di Falco, A. 27 Feb 2015 Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures V. Adibi, A., Lin, S-Y. & Scherer, A. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9371, (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9371)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Chaotic behaviour of photonic crystals resonators
Di Falco, A., Liu, C., Krauss, T. F. & Fratalocchi, A. 8 Feb 2015 Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII. Razeghi, M., Tournié, E. & Brown, G. J. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9370, (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 9370)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Triggering extreme events at the nanoscale in photonic seas
Liu, C., van der Wel, R. E. C., Rotenberg, N., Kuipers, L., Krauss, T. F., Di Falco, A. & Fratalocchi, A. 2015 In : Nature Physics. 11, 4, p. 358-363 6 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Flexible metamaterials for advanced photonics applications
Reader-Harris, P., Pietrzyk, M., Shen, Y., Kirkpatrick, B. & Di Falco, A. 5 Nov 2014 2014 8th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2014. IEEE, p. 109-111 3 p.
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Chiral plasmonic nanostructures: twisted by DNA
Di Falco, A. Sep 2014 In : Nature Materials. 13, 9, p. 846-848 3 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate

Contra-directional coupling into slotted photonic crystals for spectrometric applications
Scullion, M. G., Di Falco, A. & Krauss, T. F. 1 Aug 2014 In : Optics Letters. 39, 15, p. 4345-4348 4 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Gravitational parameter estimation in a waveguide
Doukas, J., Westwood, L., Faccio, D., Di Falco, A. & Fuentes, I. 8 Jul 2014 In : Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology. 90, 2, 11 p., 024022
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Dicke phase transition with multiple superradiant states in quantum chaotic resonators
Liu, C., Di Falco, A. & Fratalocchi, A. 12 Jun 2014 In : Physical Review X. 4, 2, 6 p., 021048
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Reproducible surface-enhanced Raman quantification of biomarkers in multicomponent mixtures
De Luca, A. C., Reader-Harris, P., Mazilu, M., Mariggio, S., Corda, D. & Di Falco, A. Mar 2014 In : ACS Nano. 8, 3, p. 2575-2583 9 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Design and applications of flexible photonic membranes
Reader-Harris, P., Kirkpatrick, B. C. & Di Falco, A. 1 Feb 2014 Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XI. Razeghi, M., Tournie, E. & Brown, G. J. (eds.). San Francisco: SPIE, Vol. 8993, 9 p. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8993)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Optical shock waves in silica aerogel
Gentilini, S., Ghajeri, F., Ghofraniha, N., Di Falco, A. & Conti, C. 27 Jan 2014 In : Optics Express. 22, 2, p. 1667-1672
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Random super-prism wavelength meter
Mazilu, M., Vettenburg, T., Di Falco, A. & Dholakia, K. 1 Jan 2014 In : Optics Letters. 39, 1, p. 96-99 4 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

SERS sensing of cancer biomarkers
De Luca, A. C., Manago, S., Mariggio, S., Corda, D., Reader-Harris, P., Mazilu, M. & Di Falco, A. 2014 2014 Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, Fotonica AEIT 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 6843927
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Biomolecular sensing for cancer diagnostics using highly reproducible SERS substrates
De Luca, A. C., Reader-Harris, P., Mazilu, M., Manago, S., Mariggio, S., Corda, D. & Di Falco, A. 2014 PLASMONICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE XI. VoDinh, T. & Lakowicz (eds.). SPIE, 7 p. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 8957)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Nanoplasmonic filters for hollow core photonic crystal fibres
Reader-Harris, P. J. & Di Falco, A. 2014 In : ACS Photonics. 1, 10, p. 987-989 5 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Coherent control of plasmonic nanoantennas using optical eigenmodes
Kosmeier, S., De Luca, A. C., Zolotovskaya, S., Di Falco, A., Dholakia, K. & Mazilu, M. 9 May 2013 In : Scientific Reports. 3, 1808
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Optical guided mode resonance filter on a flexible substrate
Reader-Harris, P., Ricciardi, A., Krauss, T. & Di Falco, A. 14 Jan 2013 In : Optics Express. 21, 1, p. 1002-1007 6 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Enhanced energy storage in chaotic optical resonators
Liu, C., Di Falco, A., Molinari, D., Khan, Y., Ooi, B. S., Krauss, T. F. & Fratalocchi, A. 2013 Nature Photonics, 7, 6, p. 473-478 6 p.
Research output: ResearchArticle

Propagation Losses of Slotted Photonic Crystal Waveguides
Di Falco, A., Massari, M., Scullion, M. G., Schulz, S. A., Romanato, F. & Krauss, T. F. Oct 2012 In : IEEE Photonics Journal. 4, 5, p. 1536-1541 6 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lifetime statistics of quantum chaos studied by a multiscale analysis
Di Falco, A., Krauss, T. F. & Fratalocchi, A. Apr 2012 In : Applied Physics Letters. 100, 18, 4 p., 184101
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle