University of Colorado
Selected Publications
Tim D. Gerke and Rafael Piestun, "Aperiodic volume optics," Nature Photonics, Nature advance online publication, February 7, 2010 (doi:10.1038/nphoton.2009.290)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Jennifer G. DeLuca, and Rafael Piestun, "Polarization sensitive, three-dimensional, single-molecule imaging of cells with a ?double-helix system," Opt. Express 17, 19644-19655 (2009)
Rafael Piestun and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Fundamental limit for two-dimensional passive devices," Opt. Lett. 34, 779-781 (2009)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Michael A. Thompson, Julie S. Biteen, Samuel J. Lord, Na Liu, Robert J. Twieg, Rafael Piestun, and W. E. Moerner , "Three-Dimensional Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit Using a Double-Helix Point Spread Function," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 106, 2995 (2009)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Adam Greengard, and Rafael Piestun, "Three-dimensional localization with nanometer accuracy using a detector-limited double-helix point spread function system ," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 95 Issue 2, 021103 (2009)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani and Rafael Piestun, "Three dimensional tracking of fluorescent microparticles using a photon-limited double-helix response system," Opt. Express 16, 22048-22057 (2008)
S. V. King, A. Libertun, R. Piestun, C. J. Cogswell, C. Preza, "Quantitative phase microscopy through differential interference imaging," J. Biomedical Optics 13, 2, 024020 (2008)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani and Rafael Piestun, "High-efficiency rotating point spread functions," Opt. Express 16, 3484-3489 (2008)
W. T. D. Gerke and R. Piestun, "Aperiodic computer-generated volume holograms improve the performance of amplitude volume gratings," Opt. Express 15, 14954-14960 (2007)
W. Cai, A. R. Libertun, and R. Piestun, "Polarization selective computer-generated holograms realized in glass by femtosecond laser induced nanogratings ," Opt. Express 14, 3785-3791 (2006)
Mark J. Ablowitz, Boaz Ilan, Ethan Schonbrun, Rafael Piestun, "Solitons in two-dimensional lattices possessing defects, dislocations and quasicrystal structures," Phys Rev E 74, 035601 (R) (2006)
Z. A. Sechrist, B. T. Schwartz, J. H. Lee, J. A. McCormick, R. Piestun, W. Park, and S. M. George, "Modification of Opal Photonic Crystals Using Al2O3 Atomic Layer Deposition," Chem. Mater. 18, 3562-3570 (2006)
W. Cai, T. Reber, R. Piestun, "Computer-generated volume holograms fabricated by femtosecond laser micromachining", to appear in Optics Letters (2005)
W. Cai, R. Piestun, “Patterning of silica microsphere monolayers with focused femtosecond laser pulses”, 88, 111112, Applied Physics Letters (2006)
Greengard, Y. Y. Schechner, R. Piestun, "Depth from rotation", Opt. Lett. 31, 181-183 (2006)
T. Schwartz and R. Piestun, "Dynamic properties of sub-wavelength structures and their effective refractive index", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2018-2026 (2005)
E. Schonbrun, R. Piestun, "Optical vortices for localized optical lattice site manipulation", 45, 028001, in Optical Engineering (2006)
>E. Schonbrun, R. Piestun, P. Jordan, J. Cooper, K.D Wulff, J. Courtial, M. Padgett, "3D interferometric optical tweezers using a single spatial light modulator", 13, 3777-3786, Optics Express (2005)
T. Schwartz and R. Piestun, "A New Path; Ultralow-index metamaterials present new possibilities for controlling light propagation," OE magazine, 5, 30-32 (2005)
B. T. Schwartz and R. Piestun, "Waveguiding in air by total external reflection from ultra-low index metamaterials", Applied Physics Letters 85, 1-3 (2004)
B. T. Schwartz and R. Piestun, " Total external reflection from metamaterials with ultralow refractive index", J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20 (12), 2448-2453 (2003)
R. Piestun and J. Shamir, "Synthesis of 3D light fields and applications", Encouraged paper, Proceedings of the IEEE , 90, 222 –244 (2002)
R. Piestun, "Multidimensional synthesis of light fields", Optics & Photonics News, 28-32, November 2001
R. Piestun and D. A. B. Miller, "Spatio-temporal control of ultrashort optical pulses by refractive-diffractive-dispersive structured optical elements ", 26, 1373-1375, Optics Letters (2001)
>B. E. Nelson, M. Gerken, D. A. B. Miller, R. Piestun, C. C. Lin, and J. S. Harris, "Use of a Dielectric Stack as a One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal for Wavelength Demultiplexing by Beam Shifting", Optics Letters 25, 1502-1204 (2000)
R. Piestun and D. A. B. Miller, "Electromagnetic degrees of freedom of an optical system", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 17, 892-902 (2000)
R. Piestun, Y. Y. Schechner, J. Shamir, "Generalized propagation invariant wave fields with finite energy", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17 , 294-303 (2000)
R. Piestun and J. Shamir, "Seeking for new propagation invariant wave-fields", Optics and Photonics News, "Optics in 1998", 9, No. 12, 39-40 (1998)
R. Piestun and J. Shamir, "Generalized propagation invariant wave-fields", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 15, 3039-3044 (1998)
R. Piestun, B. Spektor, J. Shamir, "Pattern generation with extended focal depth", Appl. Opt. 37, 5394-5398 (1998)
R. Piestun, J. Shamir, B. Wesskamp, O. Bryngdahl, "On-Axis Computer Generated Holograms for 3-D Display", Opt. Lett. 22, 922-924 (1997)
R. Piestun, B. Spektor, J. Shamir, "On-Axis Binary-Amplitude Computer Generated Holograms", Opt. Comm. 136, 85-92 (1997)
R. Piestun, Y. Y. Schechner, J. Shamir, "Self-imaging with finite energy", Opt. Lett. 22, 200-202 (1997)
B. Spektor, R. Piestun, J. Shamir, "Dark beams with constant notch", Opt. Lett. 21, 456-458 (1996)
R. Piestun, B. Spektor, J. Shamir, "Wave fields in three dimensions: Analysis and synthesis" J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 1837-1848, (1996)
Y.Y. Schechner, R. Piestun, J. Shamir, "Wave propagation with rotating intensity distributions", Phys. Rev. E, 54, R50-R53 (1996)
R. Piestun, B. Spektor, J. Shamir, "Unconventional Light Distributions in 3-D domains", J. Mod. Opt. 43, 1495-1507 (1996)
R. Piestun and J. Shamir, "Control of wave-front propagation with diffractive elements", Opt. Lett. 19, 771-773 (1994)
R. Piestun, J. Rosen, J. Shamir, "Generation of continuous complex valued functions for the joint transform correlator", Appl. Opt. 33, 4398-4405 (1994)