Quantum Photonics is the science of light-matter interaction to discover novel physical properties and develop new applications based on the quantum nature of light. It is one of the pillars of the emerging quantum technologies, which is expected to have a profound impact on the future society in many different fields, such as secure communications, high performance computing, sensing or medical and environmental diagnostic.
The Quantum Photonics Group at the Physics Department is internationally recognised for its contributions in the field, and is currently leading several research activities:
- Theory of non-linear and quantum processes in photonic nanostructures
- Experimental development of non-classical light sources and integrated quantum devices
- Study of hybrid platforms for quantum computation and simulation of complex systems
Principal investigator: Matteo Galli
Group members: Andrea Barone, Massimo Borghi, Dario Gerace, Marco Liscidini, Davide Nigro, Simone Zanotti, Luca Zatti
External collaborators: Daniele Bajoni, Linda Gianini - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’informazione