A “Schrödinger’s pet” machine

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

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Laser-induced diamond photoionization

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Unraveling 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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A photon with no area

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The recent results from the Italian-Brazilian collaboration on the generation of zero-area single-photon pulses have just appeared on PRL and have been highlighted in Physics.

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Larger noiseless amplification

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Different combinations of the photon addition and subtraction operators can be effective in noiselessly amplifying coherent states of light with larger amplitudes.

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Welcome to Nicola, our new PhD student

biagiNicola Biagi, a new student from the European LENS PhD Program has just joined our group.

New website launched!

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Please be patient if it does not work so well at the beginning. It is still under construction, so come back regularly for updates.

 

Hybrid cats of light

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Our hybrid entangled states of light have just appeared in an article by M. Bellini, L.S. Costanzo, and A. Zavatta on the September issue of the Italian edition of Scientific American (Le Scienze).

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Noise-assisted transport in an optical network

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We have realized simple, scalable, and controllable optical fiber cavity networks that allow us to analyze the performance of transport networks for different conditions of interference, dephasing, and disorder.

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Arbitrary state orthogonalizer and qubit generator

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We have provided the first demonstration of a general orthogonalization procedure that, starting from an arbitrary continuous-variable quantum state and from limited information about the state itself, can generate an orthogonal state and arbitrary coherent superpositions of the two.

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Making of a zero-area single photon pulse

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We just realized the first single-photon version of a zero-area ultrashort pulse.

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