Nonlinear THz Plasmonics in Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator

Paola Di Pietro

Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.

Paola Di Pietro obtained her Master Degree in Physics and her PhD in Materials Science at the University Sapienza of Rome on terahertz (THz) and infrared spectroscopy applied on High Tc Superconductors and Topological Insulators. Currently, she is staff scientist at TeraFERMI, the THz beamline at the Free Electron Laser Fermi at Elettra Sincrotrone in Trieste. Her research addresses the nonlinear properties of Topological Insulators and Dirac materials in general. She is also  involved in all the experiments carried out by the users of the TeraFERMI beamline.


Topological insulators are a class of materials which have raised a great interest over the last decade, thanks to their intriguing conduction properties. Indeed, they are insulating in the bulk and metallic at the surface.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Paola Di Pietro (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.)
  2. Nidhi Adhlakha (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.)
  3. Federica Piccirilli (CNR-IOM Trieste)
  4. Alessandra Di Gaspare (NEST, Istituto Nanoscienze, CNR, Scuola Normale Superiore,)
  5. Seangshik Oh (Department of Physics and Astronomy Rutgers, State University of New Jersey)
  6. Andrea Perucchi (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.)
  7. Stefano Lupi (CNR-IOM Dip. di Fisica, Università di Roma Sapienza)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Nonlinear nano-optics , Strong light-matter interactions at the nanoscale


OS1b-1 » Strong light-matter interactions at the nanoscale (17:05 - Monday, 1st October, ROOM 1)

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