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Electronics and Electrical Engineering H-index 127 Citations 56,649 609 World Ranking 14 National Ranking 6

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Awards & Achievements

2021 - Frederic Ives Medal, The Optical Society For seminal and wide-ranging contributions to optical physics, quantum electronics and nanophotonics.

2019 - Matteucci Medal, Italian National Academy of Sciences (Accademia nazionale delle scienze)

2018 - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors

2016 - International Balzan Prize

2015 - Member of Academia Europaea

2004 - Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society

2004 - IEEE Edison Medal For a career of highly creative and influential contributions to heterostructure devices and materials.

1998 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1997 - John Price Wetherill Medal, Franklin Institute

1995 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For contributions to solid-state electronics and optoelectronics through semiconductor 'bandgap engineering.'

1995 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1995 - MRS Medal, Materials Research Society For seminal contributions to compositionally graded materials, using bandgap engineering, and their innovative applications in electronics and optoelectronics

1992 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1991 - IEEE David Sarnoff Award "For pioneering contributions to heterostructure devices through the use of bandgap engineering techniques."

1991 - SPIE Fellow

1987 - IEEE Fellow For pioneering contributions in heterojunction and superlative devices.

1986 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation For outstanding contributions to the advancement of optical and microwave devices with band structure engineering

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Optics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Laser

Federico Capasso spends much of his time researching Optoelectronics, Optics, Laser, Semiconductor laser theory and Quantum well. His Far-infrared laser research extends to the thematically linked field of Optoelectronics. His studies link Planar with Optics.

His Laser research includes themes of Molecular beam epitaxy, Optical communication and Optical power. Federico Capasso interconnects Absorption, Continuous wave, Terahertz radiation, Slope efficiency and Laser linewidth in the investigation of issues within Semiconductor laser theory. He has included themes like Bound state, Condensed matter physics, Quantum tunnelling, Superlattice and Atomic physics in his Quantum well study.

His most cited work include:

  • Light Propagation with Phase Discontinuities: Generalized Laws of Reflection and Refraction (4379 citations)
  • Flat Optics With Designer Metasurfaces (3009 citations)
  • Metalenses at visible wavelengths: Diffraction-limited focusing and subwavelength resolution imaging. (1288 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Optoelectronics, Optics, Laser, Semiconductor laser theory and Quantum well. His study in Quantum cascade laser, Quantum dot laser, Heterojunction, Semiconductor and Tunable laser is carried out as part of his Optoelectronics studies. His Optics study often links to related topics such as Phase.

His Laser research integrates issues from Quantum and Terahertz radiation. His research integrates issues of Condensed matter physics and Superlattice in his study of Quantum well. His research investigates the link between Condensed matter physics and topics such as Electron that cross with problems in Atomic physics.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Optoelectronics (59.72%)
  • Optics (47.73%)
  • Laser (34.74%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2014-2021)?

  • Optics (47.73%)
  • Optoelectronics (59.72%)
  • Laser (34.74%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Optics, Optoelectronics, Laser, Polarization and Wavelength. His Optics study combines topics in areas such as Planar and Phase. As part of his studies on Optoelectronics, Federico Capasso frequently links adjacent subjects like Wavefront.

His work deals with themes such as Quantum and Terahertz radiation, which intersect with Laser. His Polarization research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Diffraction, Birefringence and Fourier optics. His Plasmon course of study focuses on Nanophotonics and Phonon.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Metalenses at visible wavelengths: Diffraction-limited focusing and subwavelength resolution imaging. (1288 citations)
  • Achromatic Metasurface Optical Components by Dispersive Phase Compensation (651 citations)
  • A broadband achromatic metalens for focusing and imaging in the visible. (501 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Optics
  • Laser

His primary scientific interests are in Optics, Optoelectronics, Wavelength, Laser and Polarization. His Optics study incorporates themes from Planar and Phase. His Dielectric, Plasmon, Photonics, Metamaterial and Ray study are his primary interests in Optoelectronics.

He works mostly in the field of Wavelength, limiting it down to topics relating to Diffraction and, in certain cases, Fourier optics. His studies deal with areas such as Quantum and Terahertz radiation as well as Laser. His work carried out in the field of Polarization brings together such families of science as Birefringence and Surface plasmon.

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Top Publications

Quantum cascade laser

Mattias Beck;Jérôme Faist;Antoine Muller.
Science (1994)

5918 Citations

Light Propagation with Phase Discontinuities: Generalized Laws of Reflection and Refraction

Nanfang Yu;Patrice Genevet;Patrice Genevet;Mikhail A. Kats;Francesco Aieta;Francesco Aieta.
Science (2011)

4819 Citations

Flat Optics With Designer Metasurfaces

Nanfang Yu;Federico Capasso.
Nature Materials (2014)

3233 Citations

Self-Assembled Plasmonic Nanoparticle Clusters

Jonathan A. Fan;Chihhui Wu;Kui Bao;Jiming Bao.
Science (2010)

1400 Citations

Metalenses at visible wavelengths: Diffraction-limited focusing and subwavelength resolution imaging.

Mohammadreza Khorasaninejad;Wei Ting Chen;Robert C. Devlin;Jaewon Oh.
Science (2016)

1380 Citations

Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces.

Francesco Aieta;Patrice Genevet;Mikhail A. Kats;Nanfang Yu.
Nano Letters (2012)

1315 Citations

Quantum mechanical actuation of microelectromechanical systems by the Casimir force.

Ho Bun Chan;Vladimir A. Aksyuk;Rafael N. Kleiman;David J. Bishop.
Science (2001)

989 Citations

A broadband, background-free quarter-wave plate based on plasmonic metasurfaces.

Nanfang Yu;Francesco Aieta;Patrice Genevet;Mikhail A. Kats.
Nano Letters (2012)

893 Citations

Recent progress in quantum cascade lasers and applications

Claire Gmachl;Federico Capasso;Deborah L Sivco;Alfred Y Cho.
Reports on Progress in Physics (2001)

887 Citations

Polarization-Controlled Tunable Directional Coupling of Surface Plasmon Polaritons

Jiao Lin;J. P. Balthasar Mueller;Qian Wang;Guanghui Yuan.
Science (2013)

879 Citations

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