Articles

Publications in international journals (articles and reviews):

97) Carlo M. Valensise, Vikas Kumar, Alejandro De La Cadena, Sandro De Silvestri, Giulio Cerullo, and Dario Polli, “Vibrational phase imaging by stimulated Raman scattering via polarization-division interferometry”, Opt. Express 27, 19407 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.019407

96) A. Perri, B. E. Nogueira De Faria, D. C. Teles Ferreira, D. Comelli, G. Valentini, F. Preda, D. Polli, A. M. De Paula, G. Cerullo, And C. Manzoni, “Hyperspectral imaging with a TWINS birefringent interferometer”, Opt. Express 27, 15956 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.015956

95) A Ragni, G Sciortino, M Sampietro, G Ferrari, D Polli, “Multi-channel lock-in based differential front-end for broadband Raman spectroscopy” Integration 67, 44 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vlsi.2019.03.001

94) Erling Thyrhaug, Stefan Krause, Antonio Perri, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli, Tom Vosch, and Jürgen Hauer, “Single-molecule excitation–emission spectroscopy”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 201808290 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1808290116

93) Dario Polli, Vikas Kumar, Carlo M. Valensise, Marco Marangoni, Giulio Cerullo, “Broadband Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy”, Laser&Photonics Reviews 12, 1800020 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201800020

92) Vikas Kumar, Alejandro De la Cadena, Antonio Perri, Fabrizio Preda, Nicola Coluccelli, Giulio Cerullo and Dario Polli, “Invited Article: Complex vibrational susceptibility by interferometric Fourier transform stimulated Raman scattering”, APL Photonics 3, 092403 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5034114

91) Fabrizio Preda, Antonio Perri, Julien Réhault, Biplab Dutta, Jan Helbing, Giulio Cerullo, and Dario Polli: “Time-domain measurement of optical activity by an ultra-stable common-path interferometer”. Optics Letters, Vol. 43, Issue 8, pp. 1882-1885 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.001882

90) Gerardo Abbandonato, Dario Polli, Daniele Viola, Giulio Cerullo, Barbara Storti, Francesco Cardarelli, Fabrizio Salomone, Riccardo Nifosì, Giovanni Signore, and Ranieri Bizzarri: “Simultaneous Detection of Local Polarizability and Viscosity by a Single Fluorescent Probe in Cells”, Biophysical Journal 114, Issue 9, p2212–2220, (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2018.02.032

89) Italia Bongarzone, Maida De Bortoli, Elena Taverna, Elisa Maffioli, Gabriella Tedeschi, Patrizia Casalini, Claudio Caccia, Francesco Crisafi, Vikas Kumar, Dario Polli: “Lipid accumulation in human breast cancer cells injured by iron depletors”, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 37, 75 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13046-018-0737-z

88) Antonio Perri, John H. Gaida, Andrea Farina, Fabrizio Preda, Daniele Viola, Matteo Ballottari, Jürgen Hauer, Sandro De Silvestri, Cosimo D’Andrea, Giulio Cerullo, and Dario Polli, “Time- and frequency-resolved fluorescence with a single TCSPC detector via a Fourier-transform approach”, Optics Express 26, Issue 3, pp. 2270-2279 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.26.002270

87) Nicola Coluccelli, Daniele Viola, Vikas Kumar, Antonio Perri, Marco Marangoni, Giulio Cerullo, and Dario Polli, “Tunable 30-fs light pulses at  1-W power level from an Yb-pumped optical parametric oscillator”, Optics Letter Vol. 42, Issue 21, pp. 4545-4548 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.004545

86) Egle Molotokaite, William Remelli, Anna Paola Casazza, Giuseppe Zucchelli, Dario Polli, Giulio Cerullo, and Stefano Santabarbara, “Trapping Dynamics in Photosystem I- Light Harvesting Complex I of Higher Plants Is Governed by the Competition Between Excited State Diffusion From Low Energy States and Photochemical Charge Separation” J. Phys. Chem. B 121 (42), pp 9816–9830 (2017)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b07064

85) Francesco Crisafi, Vikas Kumar, Tullio Scopigno, Marco Marangoni,  Giulio Cerullo and Dario Polli: “In-line balanced detection stimulated Raman scattering microscopy” Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 10745 (2017), https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-09839-1

84) Francesco Crisafi, Vikas Kumar, Antonio Perri, Marco Marangoni, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli, “Multimodal nonlinear microscope based on a compact fiber-format laser source” Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 188, 135–140 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2017.06.055.

83) Antonio Perri, Fabrizio Preda, Cosimo D’Andrea, Erling Thyrhaug, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli, and Jürgen Hauer: “Excitation-emission Fourier-transform spectroscopy based on a birefringent interferometer”, Opt. Expr.  25(12), A483-A490 (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.00A483

82) F. Preda, A. Oriana, J. Réhault, L. Lombardi, A. C. Ferrari, G. Cerullo and D. Polli, “Linear and nonlinear spectroscopy by a common-path birefringent interferometer”, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1-9, May-June 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2630840

81) F. Saltarelli, V. Kumar, D. Viola, F. Crisafi, F. Preda, G. Cerullo, and D. Polli, “Broadband stimulated Raman scattering spectroscopy by a photonic time stretcher”, Opt. Expr. 24, Issue 19, pp. 21264-21275 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.021264

80) A. Oriana, J. Réhault, F. Preda, D. Polli and G. Cerullo, “Scanning Fourier transform spectrometer in the visible range based on birefringent wedges”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 33, 1415-1420 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.33.001415

79) F. Preda, V. Kumar, F. Crisafi, D. G. Figueroa Del Valle, G. Cerullo and D. Polli: “Broadband pump-probe spectroscopy at 20-MHz modulation frequency”, Opt. Lett. 41, 2970-2973 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.002970

78) L. Lüer, A.-M. Carey, S. Henry, M. Maiuri, K. Hacking, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, and R. Cogdell, “Elementary Energy Transfer Pathways in Allochromatium vinosum Photosynthetic Membranes”, Bioph. J. 109, 1885–1898 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2015.09.008

77) J. Réhault, F. Crisafi, V. Kumar, G. Ciardi, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo and D. Polli, “Broadband stimulated Raman scattering with Fourier-transform detection”, Optics Express 23, Issue 19, pp. 25235-25246 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.025235

76) G. Della Valle, D. Polli, P. Biagioni, C. Martella, M. C. Giordano, M. Finazzi, S. Longhi, L. Duò, G. Cerullo, F. Buatier de Mongeot, “Self-organized plasmonic metasurfaces for all-optical modulation”, Physical review B 91, 235440 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.235440

75) Margherita Maiuri, Julien Réhault, Anne-Marie Carey, Kirsty Hacking, Marco Garavelli, Larry Lüer, Dario Polli, Richard J. Codgell, and Giulio Cerullo, “Ultra-broadband 2D electronic spectroscopy of carotenoid-bacteriochlorophyll interactions in the LH1 complex of a purple bacterium” The Journal of Chemical Physics 142 212433 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4919056

74) G. Brancato, G. Signore, P. Neyroz, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, G. Abbandonato, L. Nucara, V. Barone, F. Beltram, R. Bizzarri,  “Dual Fluorescence through Kasha’s Rule Breaking: An Unconventional Photo-mechanism for Intracellular Probe Design”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119, pp 6144–6154 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b01119

73) M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, S. Kochtcheev, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Béal, V. Kumar, E. Molotokaite, M. Marangoni, S. Longhi, G. Cerullo, P.-M. Adam, and G. Della Valle: “Transient optical response of a single gold nanoantenna: the role of plasmon detuning”, ACS Photonics, 2, pp 521–529 (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ph5004175

72) N. Goubet, I. Tempra, J. Yang, G. Soavi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo and M.-P. Pileni : “Size and Nanocrystallinity Controlled Gold Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Electronic and Mechanical Properties”, Nanoscale 7, 3237-3246 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4NR06513A

71) Dario Polli, Ivan Rivalta, Artur Nenov, Oliver Weingart, M Garavelli and Giulio Cerullo: “Tracking the primary photoconversion events in rhodopsins by ultrafast optical spectroscopy“, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 14, 213-228 (2015)

70) M. Ballottari, M. J. P. Alcocer, C. D’Andrea, D. Viola, T. K. Ahn, A. Petrozza, D. Polli, G. R. Fleming, G. Cerullo, and R. Bassi “Regulation of photosystem I light harvesting by zeaxanthin” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111 (23) E2431-E2438 (2014).

69) D. Polli, O. Weingart, D. Brida, E. Poli, M. Maiuri, K. M. Spillane, A. Bottoni, P. Kukura, R. A. Mathies, G. Cerullo, M. Garavelli, “Wavepacket Splitting and Two-Pathway Deactivation in the Photoexcited Visual Pigment Isorhodopsin” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 2504–2507 (2014)

68) M. Maiuri, J. J. Snellenburg, I. H. M. van Stokkum, S. Pillai, K. WongCarter, D. Gust, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore, R. van Grondelle, G. Cerullo, D. Polli, “Ultrafast Energy Transfer and Excited State Coupling in an Artificial Photosynthetic Antenna“, J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 14183–14190 (2013)

67) Isabelle Lisiecki, Dario Polli, Cong Yan, Giancarlo Soavi, Eugene Duval, Giulio Cerullo, Marie-Paule Pileni, “Coherent Longitudinal Acoustic Phonons in Three-Dimensional Supracrystals of Cobalt Nanocrystals”, Nano Letters 13, 4914–4919 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl4028704

66) Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada, Simona Fantacci, Simone Guarnera, Dario Polli, Guglielmo Lanzani, Filippo De Angelis, and Annamaria Petrozza, “Role of Hot Singlet Excited States in Charge Generation at the Black Dye/TiO2 Interface” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, pp 4334–4339 (2013).

65) Juergen Hauer, Margherita Maiuri, Daniele Viola, Vladimir Lukes, Sarah Henry, Anne-Marie Carey, Richard J. Cogdell, Giulio Cerullo, and Dario Polli, “Explaining the Temperature Dependence of Spirilloxanthin’s S* Signal by an Inhomogeneous Ground State Model“, J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 6303–6310 (2013).

64) Egle Molotokaite, Vikas Kumar, Cristian Manzoni, Dario Polli, Giulio Cerullo, Marco Marangoni, “Raman-induced Kerr effect microscopy with balanced detection“, J. Raman Spectrosc. 44, 1385–1392 (2013)

63) Nicolas Goubet, Cong Yan, Dario Polli, Hervé Portalès, Imad Arfaoui, Giulio Cerullo, and Marie-Paule Pileni, “Modulating Physical Properties of Isolated and Self-Assembled Nanocrystals Through Change in Nanocrystallinity” Nano Letters 13, 504 (2013)

62) V. Kumar, M. Casella, E. Molotokaite, D. Gatti, P. Kukura, C. Manzoni, D. Polli, M. Marangoni, G. Cerullo, “Balanced-detection Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy“, Phys. Rev. A 86, 053810 (2012).

61) A. Weigel, M. Pfaffe, S. Mohsen, R. Mahrwald, R. Improta, V. Barone, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, N. Ernsting and F. Santoro, “Barrierless photoisomerisation of the “simplest cyanine”: joining computational and femtosecond optical spectroscopies to trace the full reaction path“, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 13350-13364 (2012).

60) V. Kumar, M. Casella, E. Molotokaite, D. Polli, G. Cerullo and M. Marangoni, “Coherent Raman spectroscopy with a fiber-format femtosecond oscillator“, J. Raman Spectroscopy 43, Issue 5, pages 662–667, (2012).

59) T. Virgili, G. Grancini, E. Molotokaite, I. Suarez-Lopez, S. K. Rajendran, A. Liscio, V. Palermo, G. Lanzani, D. Polli and G. Cerullo, “Confocal ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopy: a new technique to explore nanoscale composites“, Nanoscale 4, 2219-2226 (2012).

58) L. Lüer, V. Moulisová, S. Henry, D. Polli, T. H. P. Brotosudarmo, S. Hoseinkhani, D. Brida, G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, and R. J. Cogdell, “Tracking energy transfer between light harvesting complex 2 and 1 in photosynthetic membranes grown under high and low illumination” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 1473 (2012).

57) M. Maiuri, D. Polli, D. Brida, L. Lüer, A. M. LaFountain, M. Fuciman, R. J. Cogdell, H. A. Frank, and G. Cerullo, “Solvent-dependent activation of intermediate excited states in the energy relaxation pathways of spheroidene” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 6312-6319 (2012).

56) G. Grancini, M. Biasiucci, R. Mastria, F. Scotognella, F. Tassone, D. Polli, G. Gigli, and G. Lanzani “Dynamic Microscopy Study of Ultrafast Charge Transfer in Hybrid P3HT:hyper-branched CdSe Nanoparticle Blend for Photovoltaics“, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 517-523 (2012).

55) D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Polli, and G. Cerullo, “Tracking ultrafast energy flow in molecules using broadly tunable few-optical-cycle pulses”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 18, 329 (2011).

54) D. Polli, I. Lisiecki, H. Portalès, G. Cerullo, M.-P. Pileni, “Low sensitivity of acoustic breathing mode frequency in Co nanocrystals upon change in nanocrystallinity“, ACS Nano 5 (7), 5785-5791 (2011).

53) R. S. S.  Kumar, L. Lüer, D. Polli, M. Garbugli, G. Lanzani, “Primary photo-events in a metastable photomerocyanine of spirooxazines” Optical Materials Express 1 (2), pp.293-304 (2011).

52) T. Virgili, D. Coles, A. M. Adawi, C. Clark, P. Michetti, S. K. Rajendran, D. Brida, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, and D. G. Lidzey “Ultrafast polariton relaxation dynamics in an organic semiconductor microcavity” Physical Review B 83, 245309 (2011).

51) S. Brivio, D. Polli, A. Crespi, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, R. Bertacco, “Observation of anomalous acoustic phonon dispersion in SrTiO3 by broadband stimulated Brillouin scattering” Applied Physics Letters 98 (21), 211907 (2011).

50) G. Grancini, D. Polli, D. Fazzi, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, “Transient absorption imaging of P3HT:PCBM photovoltaic blend: Evidence for interfacial charge transfer state” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2 (9), 1099-1105 (2011).

49) E. Pontecorvo, M. Ortolani, D. Polli, M. Ferretti, G. Ruocco, G. Cerullo, T. Scopigno, “Visualizing coherent phonon propagation in the 100 GHz range: A broadband picosecond acoustics approach” Applied Physics Letters 98 (1), 011901 (2011).

48) E. Pontecorvo, C. Ferrante, M. Ferretti, M. Ortolani, D. Polli, G. Ruocco, G. Cerullo, and T. Scopigno, “Response to “Comment on ‘Visualizing coherent phonon propagation in the 100 GHz range: A broadband picosecond acoustic approach’” [ Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 246101 (2011) ]“, Applied Physics Letters 98, 246102 (2011).

47) D. Polli, D. Brida, S. Mukamel, G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, “Effective temporal resolution in pump-probe spectroscopy with strongly chirped pulses”, Physical Review A 82 (5), 053809 (2010).

46) E. A. Obraztsova, L. Lüer, E. D. Obraztsova, A. I. Chernov, D. Brida, D. Polli, G. Lanzani, “Effect of environment on ultrafast photoexcitation kinetics in single-wall carbon nanotubes”, Physica Status Solidi (B) 247 (11-12), 2831-2834 (2010).

45) D. Polli, P. Altoè, O. Weingart, K. M. Spillane, C. Manzoni, D. Brida, G. Tomasello, G.Orlandi, P. Kukura, R. A. Mathies, M. Garavelli, G. Cerullo, “Conical intersection dynamics of the primary photoisomerization event in vision”, Nature 467 (7314), 440-443 (2010).

44) D. Polli, G. Grancini, J. Clark, M. Celebrano, T. Virgili, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, “Nanoscale imaging of the interface dynamics in polymer blends by femtosecond pump-probe confocal microscopy”, Advanced Materials 22 (28), 3048-3051 (2010).

43) M. R. Antognazza, L. Lüer, D. Polli, R. L. Christensen, R. R. Schrock, G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, “Ultrafast excited state relaxation in long-chain polyenes”, Chemical Physics 373 (1-2), 115-121 (2010).

42) I. Delfino, G. Cerullo, S. Cannistraro, C. Manzoni, D. Polli, C. Dapper, W. E. Newton, Y. Guo, S. P. Cramer, “Observation of terahertz vibrations in the nitrogenase femo cofactor by femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy”, Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 49 (23), 3912-3915 (2010).

41) A. Gambetta, V. Kumar, G. Grancini, D. Polli, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, M. Marangoni, “Fiber-format stimulated-Raman-scattering microscopy from a single laser oscillator”, Optics Letters 35 (2), 226-228 (2010).

40) M. G. Lupo, M. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Fiore, D. Polli, L. Carbone, R. Cingolani, L. Manna, G. Lanzani, “Evidence of electron wave function delocalization in CdSe/CdS asymmetric nanocrystals” Superlattices and Microstructures 47 (1), 170-173 (2010).

39) P. Myllyperkiö, C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, J. Korppi-Tommola, “Electron transfer from organic aminophenyl acid sensitizers to titanium dioxide nanoparticle films” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 (31), 13985-13992 (2009).

38) M. Celebrano, P. Biagioni, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, G. Cerullo, “Hollow-pyramid based scanning near-field optical microscope coupled to femtosecond pulses: A tool for nonlinear optics at the nanoscale” Review of Scientific Instruments 80 (3), 033704 (2009).

37) B. Bozzini, G. Cerullo, L. D’Urzo, D. Polli, “In situ femtosecond spectroelectrochemistry of Au(1 1 1) in an aqueous chloride solution” Electrochemistry Communications 11 (4), 799-803 (2009).

36) L. Lüer, S. Hoseinkhani, D. Polli, J. Crochet, T. Hertel, G. Lanzani, “Size and mobility of excitons in (6, 5) carbon nanotubes” Nature Physics 5 (1), 54-58 (2009).

35) S. Wall, H. Ehrke, D. Polli, D. Brida, Y. Tokura, H. Okamoto, G. Cerullo, A. Cavalleri, “Probing strongly correlated electron dynamics on extreme timescales” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 148, 012018 (2009).

34) P. Biagioni, M. Celebrano, M. Labardi, D. Polli, M. Zavelani-Rossi, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, “A novel diagnostics for polymer degradation based on near-field two-photon photoluminescence” Physica Status Solidi (C) 5 (8), 2587-2590 (2008).

33) M. Celebrano, P. Biagioni, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, J. Grand, P.-M. Adam, P. Royer, G. Cerullo, “Near-field second-harmonic generation from gold nanoellipsoids” Physica Status Solidi (C) 5 (8), 2657-2661 (2008).

32) R. Pomraenke, C. Ropers, J. Renard, C. Lienau, L. Lüer, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, “Broadband optical near-field microscope for nanoscale absorption spectroscopy of organic materials” Journal of Microscopy 229 (2), 197-202 (2008).

31) M. Celebrano, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, P. Biagioni, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, J. Grand, P.-M. Adam, “Mapping local field enhancements at nanostructured metal surfaces by second-harmonic generation induced in the near field” Journal of Microscopy 229 (2), 233-239 (2008).

30) M. G. Lupo, F. D. Sala, L. Carbone, M. Zavelani-Rossi, A. Fiore, L. Lüer, D. Polli, R. Cingolani, L. Manna, G. Lanzani, “Ultrafast electron-hole dynamics in core/shell CdSe/CdS Dot/Rod nanocrystals” Nano Letters 8 (12), 4582-4587 (2008).

29) D. Polli, M. R. Antognazza, D. Brida, G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, “Broadband pump-probe spectroscopy with sub-10-fs resolution for probing ultrafast internal conversion and coherent phonons in carotenoids” Chemical Physics 350 (1-3), 45-55 (2008).

28) M. Zavelani-Rossi, M. Celebrano, P. Biagioni, D. Polli, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, G. Cerullo, M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, J. Grand, P.-M. Adam, “Near-field second-harmonic generation in single gold nanoparticles” Applied Physics Letters 92 (9), 093119 (2008).

27) P. Biagioni, M. Celebrano, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, M. Labardi, G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, “High-resolution imaging of local oxidation in polyfluorene thin films by nonlinear near-field microscopy” Applied Physics Letters 91 (19), 191118 (2007).

26) D. Polli, L. Lüer, G. Cerullo, “High-time-resolution pump-probe system with broadband detection for the study of time-domain vibrational dynamics” Review of Scientific Instruments 78 (10), 103108 (2007).

25) D. Polli, M. Rini, S. Wall, R. W. Schoenlein, Y. Tomioka, Y., Tokura, G. Cerullo, A. Cavalleri, “Coherent orbital waves in the photo-induced insulator-metal dynamics of a magnetoresistive manganite” Nature Materials 6 (9), 643-647 (2007).

24) C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, G. Cerullo, “Tunable few-optical-cycle pulses with passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization from an optical parametric amplifier” Applied Physics Letters 90 (17), 171111 (2007).

23) R. Pomraenke, C. Ropers, J. Renard, C. Lienau, L. Lüer, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, “Structural phase contrast in polycrystalline organic semiconductor films observed by broadband near-field optical spectroscopy” Nano Letters 7 (4), 998-1002 (2007).

22) G. Cerullo, C. Manzoni, L. Lüer, D. Polli, “Time-resolved methods in biophysics. 4. Broadband pump-probe spectroscopy system with sub-20 fs temporal resolution for the study of energy transfer processes in photosynthesis” Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 6 (2), 135-144 (2007).

21) P. Biagioni, M. Celebrano, D. Polli, M. Labardi, M. Zavelani-Rossi, G. Cerullo, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, “Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy at the nanoscale with a hollow-pyramid aperture SNOM” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 61 (1), art. no. 026, pp. 125-129 (2007).

20) P. Tzankov, J. Zheng, M. Mero, D. Polli, C. Manzoni, G. Cerullo, “300 μJ noncollinear optical parametric amplifier in the visible at 1 kHz repetition rate” Optics Letters 31 (24), 3629-3631 (2006).

19) P. Biagioni, D. Polli, M. Labardi, A. Pucci, G. Ruggeri, G. Cerullo, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, “Erratum: Unexpected polarization behavior at the aperture of hollow-pyramid near-field probes (Applied Physics Letters (2005) 87 (223112))” Applied Physics Letters 88 (20), 209901 (2006).

18) D. Polli, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, S. De Silvestri, H. Hashimoto, R. J. Cogdell, “Carotenoid-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 complexes studied with 10-fs time resolution” Biophysical Journal 90 (7), 2486-2497 (2006).

17) C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, “Two-color pump-probe system broadly tunable over the visible and the near infrared with sub-30 fs temporal resolution” Review of Scientific Instruments 77 (2), 023103 (2006).

16) P. Biagioni, D. Polli, M. Labardi, A. Pucci, G. Ruggeri, G. Cerullo, M. Finazzi, L. Duò, “Unexpected polarization behavior at the aperture of hollow-pyramid near-field probes” Applied Physics Letters 87 (22), art. no. 223112, pp. 1-3 (2005).

15) V. Lehtovuori, P. Myllyperkïo, J. Linnanto, C. Manzoni, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, M. Haukka, J. Korppi-Tommola, “Study of mechanisms of light-induced dissociation of Ru(dcbpy)(CO) 2i2 in solution down to 20 fs time resolution” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 (37), 17538-17544 (2005).

14) R. Osellame, V. Maselli, N. Chiodo, D. Polli, R. M. Vazquez, R. Ramponi, G. Cerullo, “Fabrication of 3D photonic devices at 1.55 μm wavelength by femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillator” Electronics Letters 41 (6), 315-317 (2005).

13) M. Labardi, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, M. Allegrini, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, “Characterization of femtosecond light pulses coupled to hollow-pyramid near-field probes: Localization in space and time” Applied Physics Letters 86 (3), 031105 (2005).

12) P. Biagioni, M. Coduri, D. Polli, T. Virgili, M. Labardi, G. Cerullo, M. Finazzi, L. Duo, “Near-field vs. far-field polarization properties of hollow pyramid SNOM tips” Physica Status Solidi (c) 2 (12), 4078-4082 (2005).

11) M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, “Femtosecond pulse coupling to near-field cantilevered probes” J. Kor. Phys. Soc. 47, 30-32 (2005).

10) D. Polli, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, S. De Silvestri, K. Yanagi, H. Hashimoto, R. J. Cogdell, “Conjugation length dependence of internal conversion in carotenoids: Role of the intermediate state” Physical Review Letters 93 (16), 163002 (2004).

9) H. Hashimoto, K. Yanagi, M. Yoshizawa, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, S. De Silvestri, A. T. Gardiner, R. J. Cogdell, “The very early events following photoexcitation of carotenoids” Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 430 (1), 61-69 (2004).

8) G. Lanzani, G. Cerullo, D. Polli, A. Gambetta, M. Zavelani-Rossi, C. Gadermaier, “Photophysics of conjugated polymers: The contribution of ultrafast spectroscopy” Physica Status Solidi (A) 201 (6), 1116-1131 (2004).

7) M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, “Highly efficient second-harmonic nanosource for near-field optics and microscopy” Optics Letters 29 (1), 62-64 (2004).

6) R. Osellame, S. Taccheo, M. Marangoni, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, D. Polli, S. De Silvestri, G. Cerullo, “Femtosecond writing of active optical waveguides with astigmatically shaped beams” Journal of the Optical Society of America B 20 (7), 1559-1567 (2003).

5) D. Polli, G. Cerullo, G. Lanzani, S. De Silvestri, H. Hashimoto, R. J. Cogdell, “Excited-state dynamics of carotenoids with different conjugation length” Synthetic Metals 139 (3), 893-896 (2003).

4) G. Cerullo, D. Polli, G. Lanzani, S. De Silvestri, H. Hashimoto, R. J. Cogdell, “Photosynthetic light harvesting by carotenoids: Detection of an intermediate excited state” Science 298 (5602), 2395-2398 (2002).

3) G. Cerullo, R. Osellame, S. Taccheo, M. Marangoni, D. Polli, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, S. De Silvestri, “Femtosecond micromachining of symmetric waveguides at 1.5 μm by astigmatic beam focusing” Optics Letters 27 (21), 1938-1940 (2002).

2) R. Osellame, S. Taccheo, G. Cerullo, M. Marangoni, D. Polli, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, S. De Silvestri, “Optical gain in Er-Yb doped waveguides fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses” Electronics Letters 38 (17), 964-965 (2002).

1) M. Zavelani-Rossi, D. Polli, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, U. Keller, “Few-optical-cycle laser pulses by OPA: Broadband chirped mirror compression and SPIDER characterization” Applied Physics B 74, S245-S251 (2002).