Most of us come from the Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO) of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), but we have strong roots and connections with the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) and the Physics Department of the University of Florence, where our laboratories are located.
Marco Bellini – Research Director at INO-CNR
PhD in 1996, Researcher at INO-CNR since 1999. His main achievements have been in the field of supercontinuum and high-order harmonic generation (his collaboration with Prof. T.W. Hänsch contributed to the invention of the optical frequency comb and to the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics), and in the production and characterization of nonclassical light states for fundamental tests. He is an expert in frontier experimental research with ultrashort laser pulses, both in the regime of high-intensity laser-matter interactions, and in that of quantum effects with single-photon-level light intensities.
Alessandro Zavatta – Senior Researcher at INO-CNR
PhD in 2003 at the University of Florence and Researcher at INO-CNR since 2012. The main focus of his activities is on quantum optics. His main achievements include the realization of a homodyne detection apparatus to characterize nonclassical states of light, the first realization of single-photon addition operation and the first realization of complex sequences and superpositions of creation and annihilation operators which allowed proving quantum commutation rules and realizing noiseless amplification.
Chiara Corsi – Scientific staff member at LENS
PhD in 2000, scientific staff of LENS since 1999. She is working in the field of ultrashort laser pulse generation, manipulation and application. She is mainly involved in experimental activities connected to the development of novel techniques for high-resolution atomic spectroscopy using coherent sources in the extreme ultraviolet, based on high-order generation of laser harmonics. She is also working on the characterization of the behavior of diamond to the irradiation with ultrashort laser pulses for developing 3D diamond detectors.
Nicola Biagi – Post-Doc at INO-CNR
Saverio Francesconi – Post-Doc at INO-CNR
Ilaria Vagniluca – PhD student at CNR-UniNA-UniCam
Fortunato Tito Arecchi
Katiuscia Cassemiro (UFPE, Recife, Br)
Werner Vogel (Rostock University, Rostock, D)
Myungshik Kim (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK)
Jaromir Fiurasek (Olomouc University, CZ)
Hyunseok Jeong (Seoul University, KR)
Vladimir Man’ko (Lebedev Institute, Moskow, RU)
Previous students, group members, and guests
Luca Salvatore Costanzo
Antonio Sales Coelho