Silicon Nanophotonics

We develop novel silicon-based nanophotonic designs for optical harmonics generation, sensing, nanothermometry, optical heating, microscopy, etc.

Recent developments in nanoscale optical physics have led to a new branch of nanophotonics aiming at the manipulation of optically induced Mie resonances in dielectric and semiconductor nanoparticles with high refractive indices (e.g. silicon). Such particles offer unique opportunities for reduced dissipative losses and large resonant enhancement of both electric and magnetic near-fields. Semiconductor nanostructures also offer longer excited-carrier lifetimes and can be electrically doped and gated to realize subwavelength active devices. These recent developments revolve closely around the nature of the optical resonances of the structures and how they can be manipulated in individual entities and in complex particle arrangements such as metasurfaces. Resonant high-index dielectric nanostructures form new building blocks to realize unique functionalities and novel photonic devices.


Zograf G.P., Petrov M.I., Zuev D.A., Dmitriev P.A., Milichko V.A., Makarov S.V., Belov P.A. Resonant nonplasmonic nanoparticles for efficient temperature-feedback optical heating // Nano Letters - 2017, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 2945–2952 [IF: 12.712, SJR: 7.983]

Makarov S.V., Petrov M.I., Zywietz U., Milichko V.A., Zuev D.A., Lopanitsyna N., Kuksin A., Mukhin I.S., Zograf G.P., Ubyivovk E.V., Smirnova D.A., Starikov S.V., Chichkov B.N., Kivshar Y.A. "Efficient Second-Harmonic Generation in Nanocrystalline Silicon Nanoparticle" // Nano Letters - 2017, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 3047–3053 [IF: 12.712, SJR: 7.983]

SV Makarov, IS Sinev, VA Milichko, FE Komissarenko, DA Zuev, et al. "Nanoscale generation of white light for ultrabroadband nanospectroscopy"  Nano Letters 18 (1), 535-539 (2018)

Makarov S.V., Kudryashov S.I., Mukhin I.S., Mozharov A.M., Milichko V.A., Krasnok A.E., Belov P.A. Tuning of Magnetic Optical Response in a Dielectric Nanoparticle by Ultrafast Photoexcitation of Dense Electron-Hole // Nano Letters - 2015, Vol. 15, No. 9, pp. 6187-6192 [IF: 12.712, SJR: 7.983]

Zuev D.A., Makarov S.V., Mukhin I.S., Milichko V.A., Starikov S.V., Morozov I.A., Shishkin I.I., Krasnok A.E., Belov P.A. Fabrication of Hybrid Nanostructures via Nanoscale Laser-Induced Reshaping for Advanced Light Manipulation // Advanced materials - 2016, Vol. 28, No. 16, pp. 3087-3093 [IF: 19.791, SJR: 8.364]