Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers (28):

  1. F. Monticone,* C. A. Valagiannopoulos,* and Andrea Alù, “Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlocal Metasurfaces:All-Angle Negative Refraction and Volumetric Imaging,” under review. (manuscript available on arXiv) * Joint first authorship
  2. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Metamaterial and Plasmonic Devices,” Reports on Progress in Physics, under review, (invited review paper).
  3. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Invisibility Exposed: Physical Bounds on Passive Cloaking,” Optica, Vol. 3, No. 7, pp. 718-724, July 5, 2016. (web) [UT Austin press release. News highlights have appeared on Huffington Post, Optics and Photonics News, VICE – Motherboard, Science Alert, Business Insider, UT ECE News, Physics.org, among others]
  4. C. Valagiannopoulos,* F. Monticone,* and A. Alù, “PT-Symmetric Planar Devices for Field Transformation and Imaging,” Journal of Optics, Special Issue on Transformation Optics, Vol. 18, No. 4, 044028 (11pages), April 1, 2016, (invited paper). (web) * Joint first authorship.
  5. F. Qin*, L. Ding*, L. Zhang*, F. Monticone*, C. C. Chum, J. Deng, S. Mei, Y. Li, J. Teng, M. Hong, S. Zhang, A. Alù, and C. W. Qiu, “Hybrid bilayer plasmonic metasurface efficiently manipulates visible light,” Science Advances, Vol. 2, No. 1, e1501168 (8 pages), January 1, 2016. (web) * Joint first authorship
  6. R. Fleury*, F. Monticone*, and A. Alù, “Invisibility and Cloaking: Origins, Present, and Future Perspectives,” Physical Review Applied, Vol. 4, No. 3, 037001 (20 pages), September 1, 2015, (invited review paper). (web) * Joint first authorship
  7. B. Hopkins, D. S. Filonov, A. E. Miroshnichenko, F. Monticone, A. Alù, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Interplay of Magnetic Responses in All-Dielectric Oligomers to Realize Magnetic Fano Resonances,” ACS Photonics, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 724-729, June 1, 2015. (web)
  8. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Leaky-Wave Theory, Techniques and Applications: From Microwaves to Visible Frequencies,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 103, No. 5, pp. 793-821, May 26, 2015, (invited paper). (web) [The paper has been featured on the cover. A prolog by J. Esch, introducing our paper, has also appeared on the same issue] 
  9. X. Ding*, F. Monticone*, K. Zhang, L. Zhang, D. Gao, S. N. Burokur, A. de Lustrac, Q. Wu, C. W. Qiu, and A. Alù, “Ultrathin Pancharatnam-Berry Metasurface with Maximal Cross-Polarization Efficiency,” Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, No. 7, pp. 1195–1200, February 18, 2015. (web)  * Joint first authorship
  10. A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Doing Math with Light,” Optics and Photonics News, Year in Optics 2014, Vol. 25, No. 12, p. 52, December 1, 2014. (web)
  11. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Trapping Light in Plain Sight: Embedded Eigenstates in Open 3D Nanostructures,” Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies (FERMAT), Vol. 6, No. 1, November 3, 2014. (web)
  12. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “The Quest for Optical Magnetism: From Split-Ring Resonators to Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Nanoclusters,Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 2, No. 43, pp. 9059-9072, October 16, 2014, (invited feature article). (web)
  13. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Physical Bounds on Electromagnetic Invisibility and the Potential of Superconducting Cloaks,” Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications, Special Issue for Metamaterials 2013, Vol. 12, No. 4, 330–339, August 2014 (invited paper). (web)
  14. EditorsSuggestionF. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Embedded Photonic Eigenvalues in 3D Nanostructures,” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 112, No. 21, 213903 (5 pages), May 29, 2014. (web) [This paper has been selected as PRL Editor’s Suggestion].
  15. J. Shi*, F. Monticone*, S. Elias*, Y. Wu, D. Ratchford, X. Li, and A. Alù, “Modular Assembly of Optical Nanocircuits,” Nature Communications, Vol. 5, No. 3896, May 29, 2014. (web) * Joint first authorship
  16. C. Argyropoulos, F. Monticone, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, and A. Alù, “Tunable Plasmonic and Hyperbolic Metamaterials,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on ‘Reconfigurable Electromagnetics through Metamaterials’, Vol. 2014, 532634 (11 pages), April 6, 2014, (invited paper). (web)
  17. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Metamaterials and Plasmonics: From Nanoparticles to Nanoantenna Arrays, Metasurfaces and Metamaterials,” Chinese Physics B, Vol. 23, No. 4, 047809, March 20, 2014 (invited review paper). (web) [This paper was the most downloaded CPB paper in 2014]
  18. A. Silva*, F. Monticone*, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Performing Mathematical Operations with Metamaterials,” Science, Vol. 343. No. 6167, pp. 160-163, January 10, 2014. (web) [A Perspective from A. Sihvola has appeared on the same issue, pp. 144-145; News highlights have appeared on Phys.orgNanowerkAzoNanoLaser Focus WorldTech Times, The AlcaldeLa RepubblicaNew ScientistLive ScienceANSAPenn CurrentUT News, among others]. * Joint first authorshipScience - Cover
  19. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Metamaterial-Enhanced Nanophotonics,” OPN – Year in Optics, Vol. 24, No. 12, p. 35, November 26, 2013. (web)
  20. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Do Cloaked Objects Really Scatter Less?,” Physical Review X, Special Issue on Metamaterials, Vol. 3, No. 4, 041005 (10 pages), October 21, 2013 (invited paper). (web) [Press coverage by BBCNBC NewsPhysics WorldBio News TexasLive ScienceGizmagMashableThe Horn, The AlcaldeNational JournalTime Magazine, among others].
  21. C. Argyropoulos, F. Monticone, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Metasurfaces to Realize Fano Spectra at Ultraviolet Wavelengths,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 14, 143113 (4 pages), October 1, 2013. (web)
  22. C. Argyropoulos, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Negative Refraction, Gain and Nonlinear Effects in Hyperbolic Metamaterials,” Optics Express, Focus Issue on Hyperbolic Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, Vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 15037-15047, June 17, 2013 (invited paper). (web)
  23. EditorsSuggestionF. Monticone, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, and A. Alù, “Full Control of Nanoscale Optical Transmission with a Composite Metascreen,” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 20, 203903 (5 pages), May 14, 2013. (web) [This paper has been selected as PRL Editor’s suggestion; Press coverage by Phys.org].
  24. EditorsSuggestionF. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Multi-Layered Plasmonic Covers for Comblike Scattering Response and Optical Tagging,” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 11, 113901 (5 pages), March 12, 2013. (web) [This paper has been selected as PRL Editor’s suggestion].
  25. F. Shafiei*, F. Monticone*, K. Q. Le, X. X. Liu, T. Hartsfield, A. Alù, and X. Li, “A Subwavelength Plasmonic Metamolecule Exhibiting Magnetic-Based Optical Fano Resonance,” Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, pp. 95-99, January 27, 2013. (web) [The paper has been featured on the cover. A News and Views by P. Nordlander highlighting our findings has also appeared in the same issue]. * Joint first authorship
  26. F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Layered Plasmonic Cloaks to Tailor the Optical Scattering at the Nanoscale,” Scientific Reports, Special Issue for E-MRS 2012, Vol. 2, No. 912, December 3, 2012 (invited paper). (web)
  27. C. Argyropoulos, P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Nonlinear Plasmonic Cloaks to Realize Giant All-Optical Scattering Switching,” Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 26, 263905 (5 pages), June 27, 2012. (web).
  28. P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Suppressing the Electromagnetic Scattering with an Helical Mantle Cloak,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Special Cluster on Metamaterials, Vol. 10, pp. 1598-1601, December 9, 2011 (invited paper). (web)

Book Chapters:

  1. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Scattering at the Extreme with Metamaterials and Plasmonics,” in A Handbook of Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, S. Maier, K. Shamonina, S. Guenneau, O. Hess, J. Aizpurua, eds., World Scientific, in press.
  2. P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Plasmonic Optical Nanoantennas,” in Modern Plasmonics, A. Maradudin, J. R. Sambles, W. L. Barnes, eds., Elsevier, Ch. 4, pp. 109-136, 2014.

Invited Talks and Seminars:

  1. F. Monticone, Exotic Wave Interactions with Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and Nanostructures,” Cornell University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, April 2016.
  2. F. Monticone, Exotic Wave Interactions with Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and Nanostructures,” University of North Caroline at Charlotte, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 2016.
  3. F. Monticone, Scattering Engineering at the Extreme and Exotic Wave Interactions with Metamaterials and Metasurfaces,” University of Washington at Seattle, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, March 2016.
  4. F. Monticone, Scattering Engineering at the Extreme and Exotic Wave Interactions with Metamaterials and Metasurfaces,” University of Rochester, Institute of Optics, March 2016.
  5. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Extraordinary Light Trapping in Plasmonic and Metamaterial Structures,” SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, April 4, 2016.
  6. F. Monticone, “Scattering Engineering at the Extreme with Metamaterials and Plasmonics,” Nanophotonics Colloquium, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 9, 2015.
  7. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Realization and Operation of Modular 3-D Optical Nanocircuits,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-25, 2015.
  8. F. Monticone, “Cloaking devices,” Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, October 8, 2010.

Conference Papers and Abstracts (42):

  1. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Foster’s Reactance Theorem Implications for Scattering and Cloaking,” in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 26-July 1, 2016.
  2. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Boosting the Directivity of Optical Nanoantennas,” in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 26-July 1, 2016, (invited talk).
  3. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Scattering and Radiation Singularities in Epsilon-NearZero Structures,” in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 26-July 1, 2016.
  4. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Trapping Light in Plain Sight,” Nanoscale Quantum Optics 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 23, 2015.
  5. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Leaky Waves, Wood’s Anomalies and Extraordinary Optical Trapping,” 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2015, Oxford, UK, September 7-10, 2015.
  6. F. Monticone, C. Valagiannopoulos, S. Savoia, R. Fleury and A. Alù, “PT-Symmetric Metamaterial Systems for Aberration-Free Imaging and Wave Manipulation,” 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2015, Oxford, UK, September 7-10, 2015
  7. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Embedded Photonic Eigenstates: Towards Ideal Light Localization and Confinement in Open Nanostructures,”  OSI 2015 – The International Conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces, Austin, Texas, USA, June 28 – July 3, 2015.
  8. F. Monticone, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, and A. Alù, “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Nano-Antennas,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-25, 2015, (invited talk).
  9. F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “MIMO Optical Wireless at the Nanoscale,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-25, 2015.
  10. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Embedded Scattering Eigenstates: Light Trapping in 2D and 3D Systems,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-25, 2015.
  11. F. Monticone, C. Valagiannopoulos, and A. Alù, “Aberration-Free Planar Focusing based on Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlocal Metamaterials,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 19-25, 2015.
  12. F. Monticone, C. Valagiannopoulos, S. Savoia, R. Fleury and A. Alù, “Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlocal Metamaterials for Focusing and Image Processing,” 2015 APS March Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 2-6, 2015.
  13. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Scattering Engineering: from Broadband Cloaking and Resonance Effects to Embedded Scattering Eigenvalues in 3D Nanostructures,” Metamaterials 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 25-28, 2014.
  14. C. Della Giovampaola, B. Edwards, A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Recent Progress in Metamaterials That Perform Mathematical Operations,” Metamaterials 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 25-28, 2014.
  15. F. Monticone, V. Galdi, N. Engheta, and A. Alù, “‘Computing Metasurfaces’ to Perform Mathematical Operations,” 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6-12, 2014.
  16. C. Della Giovampaola, B. Edwards, A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Waveguide-based Metamaterials as a Platform for Mathematical Operations,” 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6-12, 2014.
  17. A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Metamaterial-Based Analog Computing,” Third Mediterranean Photonics Conference, Trani, Italy, May 7-9, 2014.
  18. F. Shafiei, F. Monticone, K. Q. Le, X. X. Liu, T. Hartsfield, A. Alù, X. Li, “Plasmonic Magnetic Nanostructure,” 2014 APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 3-7, 2014.
  19. J. Shi, S. Elias, F. Monticone, Y. Wu, D. Ratchford, X. Li, and A. Alù, “Assembling Three-Dimensional Optical Stereo-Nanocircuits,” 2014 APS March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 3-7, 2014.
  20. F. Monticone, X. Li, and A. Alù, “Boosting Optical Magnetism with Symmetry Breaking in a Subwavelength Plasmonic Metamolecule,” Frontiers in Optics 2013, Orlando, FL, USA, October 6-10, 2013.
  21. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Controlling the Nanoscale Optical Transmission with Single and Stacked Metasurfaces,” Frontiers in Optics 2013, Orlando, FL, USA, October 6-10, 2013.
  22. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “On the Physical Bounds of Cloaking and Invisibility,” 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2013, Bordeaux, France, September 16-21, 2013.
  23. A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Mathematical Manipulation with Metamaterials,” 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2013, Bordeaux, France, September 16-21, 2013.
  24. F. Monticone, X. Li, and A. Alù, “Strong Optical Magnetism and Fano Resonances in Asymmetric Plasmonic Metamolecules,” 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, July 7-12, 2013.
  25. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Molding the Optical Transmission with a Meta-Transmitarray,” 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, July 7-12, 2013.
  26. F. Monticone, Romain Fleury, and Andrea Alù, “Physical Bounds and Limitations of Cloaking and Invisibility Using Passive Metamaterials,” 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, July 7-12, 2013.
  27. A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Metastructures for Signal Manipulation,” 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, July 7-12, 2013.
  28. F. Shafiei, F. Monticone, K. Le, X. Liu, T. Hartsfield, A. Alù, and X. Li, “Subwavelength Plasmonic Metamolecule Exhibiting Magnetic-Based Optical Fano Resonance,” CLEO 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, June 9-14, 2013.
  29. A. Alù, and F. Monticone, “Physical Bounds, Potential and Limitations of Metamaterial Cloaks,” 2013 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, June 8-12, 2013, (invited talk).
  30. A. Silva, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Metamaterial Analog Computing,” 2013 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA, June 8-12, 2013, (invited talk).
  31. F. Shafiei, F. Monticone, K. Q. Le, X. X. Liu, T. Hartsfield, A. Alù, and X. Li, “A Subwavelength Magnetic Metamolecule,” 2013 American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MA, March 18-22, 2013.
  32. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Fundamental Passivity and Causality Bounds on Metamaterial Cloaking,” URSI-USNC National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 9-12, 2013.
  33. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Manipulating the Nanoscale Optical Transmission with a Meta-Transmitarray,” NanoMeta 2013, Seefeld, Tirol, Austria, January 3-6, 2013.
  34. A. Alù, F. Monticone, and Romain Fleury, “Fundamental Physical Bounds on Metamaterial Cloaking,” NanoMeta 2013, Seefeld, Tirol, Austria, January 3-6, 2013, (invited talk).
  35. A. Alù, C. Argyropoulos, P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, N. Mohammadi, Y. Zhao, “Nanoantenna Arrays to Tailor Absorption, Polarization and Nonlinear Effects,” NanoMeta 2013, Seefeld, Tirol, Austria, January 3-6, 2013.
  36. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Multi-Layered Plasmonic Cloaks to Engineer the Scattering Signature of Resonant Nanoparticles,” 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Chicago, IL, USA, July 8-14, 2012.
  37. A. Alves, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, F. Monticone, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Signal-Processing Metamaterials and Non-Local Transformation Optics,” Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics: Light Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale, Colby College, ME, USA, June 10-15, 2012.
  38. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Multi-Layered Plasmonic Cloaks to Engineer the Scattering Signature of Resonant Nanoparticles,” Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics: Light Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale, Colby College, ME, USA, June 10-15, 2012.
  39. A. Alù, F. Monticone, and C. Argyropoulos, “Multilayered Plasmonic Cloaks to Engineer Scattering, Absorption and Emission Spectra of Nanoparticles for Sensing and Energy Applications,” European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2012, Strasbourg, France, May 14-18, 2012, (invited talk).
  40. C. Argyropoulos, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Plasmonic Composite Nanoparticles to Engineer the Optical Scattering Spectra,” CLEO 2012, San Jose, CA, USA, May 6-11, 2012.
  41. L. Matekovits, F. Monticone, M. Orefice, K.P. Esselle, and G.Vecchi, “Avoiding conductor width discontinuities at the cell borders in width-modulated microstrip line periodic structures”, International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications 2010, Sydney, Australia, September 20-24, 2010.
  42. F. Monticone, L. Matekovits, and M. Orefice, “Design parameter space for width-modulated microstrip line based periodic unit cell”,  39th European Microwave Conference, Rome, Italy, September 28 – October 3, 2009.

Dissertations:

  1. F. Monticone, “Scattering and Radiation Engineering Using Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and Plasmonics: From Invisibility, Resonant Scattering and Light Trapping, to All-Optical Signal Manipulation and Processing,” PhD Proposal, The University of Texas at Austin, Nov. 2014.
  2. F. Monticone,  “Theoretical analysis and design of a conformal electromagnetic cloak based on periodically-modulated microstrip lines on a flexible polymeric shell,” Master’s Thesis, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, 2011.
  3. F. Monticone, “Design and analysis of width-modulated microstrip line based high impedance surfaces,” Bachelor’s Thesis, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, 2009.

 

 

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