Principal Investigator: Roberto Osellame
Roberto Osellame is a Director of Research at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and a Contract Professor of the Politecnico di Milano, teaching Quantum Optics and Information. He is the Group Leader of FAST Group at IFN-CNR. His research interests focus on microfabrication of integrated photonic devices for diverse applications such as quantum technologies, lab-on-a-chip, and optical communications. In particular, he develops integrated photonic circuits, directly written by femtosecond laser pulses for on-chip quantum information processing. He is co-author of more than 200 publications on major international journals and holds 10 patents in the field of optics and photonics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Team members involved in PHOQUSING:
Andrea Crespi, Associate Researcher
He is an expert in integrated quantum photonics, will be in charge of the definition of the architecture based on photonic circuits in glass (WP2), and will collaborate to the development of innovative validation techniques of the integrated photonic devices (WP6).
Francesco Ceccarelli, Staff Researcher
He is an expert in the design and development of integrated devices, will be in charge of developing the active reconfigurability of the photonic circuits (WP4) and will collaborate to the integration of the photonic circuits with the other components of the hybrid quantum computer (WP5).
Giacomo Corrielli, Staff Researcher
He is an expert in femtosecond laser micromachining, will supervise the fabrication of the photonic circuits in glass (WP4), the development of an integrated source of single photons by SPDC (WP3), and will collaborate to the packaging of the photonic devices (WP4 and WP5).
Niki di Giano, PhD student
He will contribute to the development of advanced characterization techniques of the reconfigurable circuits (WP4) and to their calibration and benchmarking (WP6).
Ciro Pentangelo, PhD student
He will develop new photolithographic strategies to scale up the thermo-optic control of the reconfigurable photonic circuits (WP4) and will demonstrate new validation techniques of the complex circuits (WP6).
Andrea Zanoni, PhD student
He will contribute to the fabrication of the photonic circuits (WP4) and to their efficient connection with optical fibers (WP5).