Generating nonclassical states from hybrid systems

How to generate a nonclassical continuous-variable (CV) state by making measurements on the discrete-variable (DV) part of a compound CV-DV system? Find out in our latest PRL paper…

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Optical Kerr effect with less than one photon

We emulated the self-phase modulation typical of strong optical Kerr nonlinearity on coherent light pulses containing less than a single photon (on average). These results just appeared in PRL.

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Quantum tomography of homodyne detectors






We suggest and experimentally demonstrate a tomographic method to characterize homodyne detectors at the quantum level. Our results have just appeared in New Journal of Physics.

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Limits to XUV frequency combs?


By measuring the tiny phase fluctuations between consecutive pulses from an infrared laser frequency comb we pose stringent limits to the extension of its spectroscopic and metrological applications towards the extreme ultraviolet. Just appeared in PRL.

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OSA “Best of 2016” in Optics & Photonics News

OPN_logo cover_OPN2016The Optical Society of America (OSA) selected our PRL paper on the generation of zero-area single-photon pulses among the 30 most relevant papers of the year worldwide in the field of optics (see Optics & Photonics News).

Marco Bellini elected among 2017 OSA Fellows

OSAFellow_TriangleMarco Bellini was elected among the Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellows of 2017. This distinction is awarded to OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics.

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Tuning network transmission with noise

SciRep logoCavityNet Our detailed analysis of the effects of disorder and dephasing on the transmission of a complex network made of optical fibers and cavities has just been published in Nature Scientific Reports.


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A “plug and play” fiber setup for squeezed light



We demonstrate the first all-guided-wave squeezing experiment at telecom wavelengths. The results from this French-Italian collaboration just appeared in Optica and were highlighted in Optics & Photonics News.


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A “Schrödinger’s pet” machine

image089Our machine for turning any input quantum state into a coherent superposition has just appeared on PRL.

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Laser-induced diamond photoionization

diamondphotoionUnraveling the microscopic processes involved in laser irradiation of diamond for optimized direct laser writing of conductive paths towards applications in radiation detection and clinical dosimetry.

Just appeared in Physical Review B.

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