Category: News, events, and awards

A bit of us in the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

We congratulate to the three winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics and we are extremely happy to have played a little role in the long path to this award. Indeed, one of the key experiments that led to today’s prize was performed in Florence, by Marco Bellini in collaboration with Ted Hänsch and …

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Quantum phase sensing at a distance

Performing remote phase measurements with a sensitivity proportional to the intensity of light that never interacted with distant, and possibly delicate, samples. On the front cover of Advanced Quantum Technologies, December 2022.

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Quantum dealing of poker cards

How to play poker on the phone if you do not trust your opponent or the card dealer? Find out how, by using discorrelated quantum states. On the cover of Advanced Quantum Technologies, May 2021.

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OSA “Best of 2016” in Optics & Photonics News

The 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

Marco 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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Welcome to Nicola, our new PhD student

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

New website launched!

Welcome to the new website of our group! 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

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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Physica Scripta Highlights of 2013

Our paper on the characterization of homodyne detection selected among the  2013 highlights of Physica Scripta

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Best Poster Prize at the “Quantum Communication based on Integrated Optics” Heraeus Seminar

Our PhD student Constantina Polycarpou wins the Best Poster Prize at the “Quantum Communication based on Integrated Optics” Heraeus Seminar

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