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 the group of Anne L’Huillier.

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Quantum phase sensing at a distance

Scheme for remote phase sensing

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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Microscopic Reversibility Goes Quantum

We extended a fundamental principle in statistical mechanics called microscopic reversibility to the quantum world and experimentally verified it. Just appeared in PRL and selected as an Editor’s Suggestion and for a Synopsis in Physics.

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We are hiring!

We have an open position for a (1-year extendable) postdoctoral fellow in Experimental Quantum Optics for a qualified, motivated, and dynamic young scientist.

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Photon-by-photon quantum state engineering

A concise review on how to engineer the quantum state of light one photon at a time has just appeared in Progress of Quantum Electronics.

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4D diamond detectors: adding time resolution

We added time resolution to our laser fabricated 3D diamond detectors. See the paper in Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A for more info.

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Making of 3D diamond detectors

Intense laser pulses write graphitic electrodes in diamond in order to produce 3D pixel sensors optimised for timing applications at future hadron colliders. Just published in Instruments.

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Multimode photon addition

Cover of Entropy showing our view of coherent multimode photon addition

We review our recent experimental results concerning the conditional implementation of coherent superpositions of single-photon additions onto distinct field modes. On the cover of Entropy.

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Neural networks detect nonclassicality

Detecting quantum states with neural networks

A properly-trained artificial neural network is able to correctly identify classical and nonclassical features from real experimental data for different states of light. See more in Physical Review Research.

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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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