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Antonio Ambrosio

Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator
Vectorial Nano-imaging
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Antonio Ambrosio holds a Master degree in Condensed Mater Physics from the University of Naples Federico II and a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the University of Pisa.

From December 2007 to June 2016, Antonio was researcher at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. In April 2013, Antonio became Visiting Research Scholar of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the Harvard University, collaborating with the group of Prof. Federico Capasso in building a nano-imaging spectroscopic facility that allowed imaging of the steered surface plasmon polaritons in one- and two-dimensional metamaterials.

Between July 2016 and August 2019, Antonio was Principal Scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard where he has continued his research activities in nano-photonics.

From September 2019, Antonio is PI of the research line named Vectorial Nano-imaging at the Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of IIT in Milan, dedicated to the development of metasurface-based optical nano-devices and new optical near-field imaging and spectroscopy techniques for 2D materials, polymers and nanostructured surfaces.

Antonio is member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports and Optics Express. He is member of the Materials Research Society and SPIE, and Senior Member of The Optical Society of America.

Top Publications
Sroor H., Huang Y.-W., Sephton B., Naidoo D., Valles A., Ginis V., Qiu C.-W., Ambrosio A., Capasso F., Forbes A.
High-purity orbital angular momentum states from a visible metasurface laser
Nature Photonics, vol. 14, (no. 8), pp. 498-503
Article Journal
Zheng Z., Xu N., Oscurato S.L., Tamagnone M., Sun F., Jiang Y., Ke Y., Chen J., Huang W., Wilson W.L., Ambrosio A., Deng S., Chen H.
A mid-infrared biaxial hyperbolic van der Waals crystal
Science advances, vol. 5, (no. 5)
Chaudhary K., Tamagnone M., Yin X., Spagele C.M., Oscurato S.L., Li J., Persch C., Li R., Rubin N.A., Jauregui L.A., Watanabe K., Taniguchi T., Kim P., Wuttig M., Edgar J.H., Ambrosio A., Capasso F.
Polariton nanophotonics using phase-change materials
Nature Communications, vol. 10, (no. 1)
Ambrosio A., Tamagnone M., Chaudhary K., Jauregui L.A., Kim P., Wilson W.L., Capasso F.
Selective excitation and imaging of ultraslow phonon polaritons in thin hexagonal boron nitride crystals
Light: Science and Applications, vol. 7, (no. 1)
Devlin R.C., Ambrosio A., Rubin N.A., Balthasar Mueller J.P., Capasso F.
Arbitrary spin-to–orbital angular momentum conversion of light
Science, vol. 358, (no. 6365), pp. 896-901
Article Journal
All Publications
Borbone F., Oscurato S.L., Del Sorbo S., Pota F., Salvatore M., Reda F., Maddalena P., Centore R., Ambrosio A.
Enhanced photoinduced mass migration in supramolecular azopolymers by H-bond driven positional constraint
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 9, (no. 34), pp. 11368-11375
Article Journal
Oscurato S.L., Reda F., Salvatore M., Borbone F., Maddalena P., Ambrosio A.
Large-Scale Multiplexed Azopolymer Gratings with Engineered Diffraction Behavior
Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 8, (no. 21)
Article Journal
Sroor H., Huang Y.-W., Sephton B., Naidoo D., Valles A., Ginis V., Qiu C.-W., Ambrosio A., Capasso F., Forbes A.
Reply to: Reconsidering metasurface lasers
Nature Photonics, vol. 15, (no. 5), pp. 339-340
Letter Journal
Piccardo M., Ambrosio A.
Arbitrary polarization conversion for pure vortex generation with a single metasurface
Nanophotonics, vol. 10, (no. 1), pp. 727-732
Nape I., Sephton B., Huang Y.-W., Valles A., Qiu C.-W., Ambrosio A., Capasso F., Forbes A.
Enhancing the modal purity of orbital angular momentum photons
APL Photonics, vol. 5, (no. 7)