Journal Papers

  1. S. A. H. Gangaraj, C. Valagiannopoulos, and F. Monticone, “Shape-independent ultrasubwavelength topological superscatterers,” under review.
  2. S. A. H. Gangaraj, G. W. Hanson, K. Shastri, M. G. Silveirinha, M. Antezza, and F. Monticone, “Truly unidirectional excitation and propagation of diffractionless surface plasmons,” under review.
  3. C. Valagiannopoulos, S. A. H. Gangaraj, and F. Monticone, “Zeeman gyrotropic scatterers: Resonance splitting, anomalous scattering, and embedded eigenstates,” Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, in press (invited paper).
  4. S. A. H. Gangaraj, and F. Monticone, “Coupled Topological Surface Modes in Gyrotropic Structures: Green’s Function Analysis,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, in press (invited paper).
  5. S. A. H. Gangaraj, M. G. Silveirinha, G. W. Hanson, M. Antezza, and F. Monticone, “Optical torque on a two-level system near a strongly nonreciprocal medium,” Phys. Rev. B, vol. 98, no. 12, p. 125146, Sep. 2018. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.125146
  6. S. A. H. Gangaraj, and F. Monticone, “TopologicalWaveguiding near an Exceptional Point: Defect-Immune, Slow-Light, and Loss-Immune Propagation,” Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 121, no. 9, p. 093901, Aug. 2018. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.093901
  7. H. Doeleman, F. Monticone, W. den Hollander, A. Alù, and A. F. Koenderink, “Experimental observation of a polarization vortex at an optical bound state in the continuum,” Nat. Photonics, vol. 12, pp. 397-401, 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41566-018-0177-5
  8. F. Monticone, H. M. Doeleman, W. Den Hollander, F. Koenderink, and A. Alù, “Trapping Light in Plain Sight: Embedded Photonics Eigenstates in Zero-Index Metamaterials,” Laser Photon. Rev., vol. 12, no. 5, p. 1700220, Apr. 2018. doi: 10.1002/lpor.201700220
  9. S. A. H. Gangaraj, and F. Monticone, “Topologically-Protected One-Way Leaky Waves in Nonreciprocal Plasmonic Structures,” J. Phys. Condens. Matter, vol. 30, no. 10, 2018 (invited paper). doi: 10.1088/1361-648X/aaab24
  10. S. A. H. Gangaraj, and F. Monticone, “Molding light with metasurfaces: From farfield to near-field interactions,” Nanophotonics, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 1025-1040, 2018 (invited review paper). doi: 10.1515/nanoph-2017-0126
  11. F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Optical Antennas: Controlling Electromagnetic Scattering, Radiation, and Emission at the Nanoscale,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Special Issue on Optical Antennas, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 43-61, October 18, 2017. doi: 10.1109/MAP.2017.2752721
  12. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Bound States within the Radiation Continuum in Diffraction Gratings and the Role of Leaky Modes,” New Journal of Physics, Vol. 19, 093011 (8 pages), September 14, 2017. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/aa849f
  13. S. Savoia, C. A. Valagiannopoulos, F. Monticone, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, and A. Alù, “Magnified Imaging Based on Non-Hermitian Nonlocal Cylindrical Metasurfaces,” Physical Review B, Vol. 95, No. 11, 115114 (13 pages), March 8, 2017. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115114
  14.  K. Chen, Y. Feng, F. Monticone, J. Zhao, B. Zhu, T. Jiang, L. Zhang, Y. Kim, X. Ding, S. Zhang, A. Alù, and C.-W. Qiu, “A Reconfigurable Active Huygens’ Metalens,” Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, No. 17, 1606422 (7 pages), May 3, 2017. doi: 10.1002/adma.201606422
  15. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Metamaterial, Plasmonic and Nanophotonic Devices,” Reports on Progress in Physics, Vol. 80, No. 3, 036401 (37 pages), February 6, 2017. doi: 10.1088/1361-6633/aa518f
  16. F. Monticone, D. Sounas, and A. Alù, “Fundamental Limitations on Passive Cloaking, and Beyond,” FERMAT, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2 pages), Jan.-Feb. 2017. available at
  17. F. Monticone, C. A. Valagiannopoulos, and Andrea Alù, “Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlocal Metasurfaces:All-Angle Negative Refraction and Volumetric Imaging,” Physical Review X, Vol. 6, 041018 (13 pages), October 25, 2016. (web)
  18. 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,, among others]
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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)
  23. 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] 
  24. 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
  25. 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)
  26. 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)
  27. 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)
  28. 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)
  29. 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].
  30. 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
  31. 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)
  32. 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]
  33. 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
  34. F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Metamaterial-Enhanced Nanophotonics,” OPN – Year in Optics, Vol. 24, No. 12, p. 35, November 26, 2013. (web)
  35. 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].
  36. 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)
  37. 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)
  38. 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].
  39. 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].
  40. 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
  41. 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)
  42. 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).
  43. 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)

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