ICMS 2017

posted Feb 7, 2017, 6:59 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

XIVth International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy
held in Białka Tatrzańska, Poland
September 3-7, 2017

The congress is devoted to different branches of molecular spectroscopy and their wide applications in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biology, medicine, arts, earth and materials sciences. It covers all aspects of molecular spectroscopic techniques together with theoretical and computational methods of investigation of the structure and dynamics of molecular systems.

The Conference opening lecture will be delivered by Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, professor in the department of chemistry at the Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

More detailed information can be found on the webpage:

IQP 2017

posted Feb 3, 2017, 1:27 PM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 1:42 PM ]

9th Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School: IQP – Integrated Quantum Photonics
Alpen Hotel Eghel, Folgaria (Trento, Italy)
March 26th - April 1st, 2017

Dear Colleague,
this is the final announcement of the 9th Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School: IQP – Integrated Quantum Photonics.

The School is addressing specific topics of high importance within the international scientific community of Optoelectronics and Photonics. It aims in bringing together a large number of PhD students and young researchers from all parts of the world which across a one-week intense schedule follow a series of lectures on selected topics. The lectures are held by internationally recognized experts in the field. At the same, the students are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful location where the school is organized.

The School will take place in Folgaria near Trento (Italy) on March 26th-April 1st, 2017.

This is the 9th edition of the Optoelectronics and Photonics Winter School series traditionally held in Trentino region every second year.

This time, the Organizing Committee has chosen the topic of Integrated Quantum Photonics following the research activities of the organizing institutes and paving the way to the next EC Flagship on Quantum Technologies.

Lecturers will include:

Mario Agio - University of Siegen, Germany
Martin Booth - University of Oxford, UK
Massimo Borghi - University of Trento, Italy
Gianluca Boso - ID Quantique, Switzerland
Tommaso Calarco - Ulm University, Germany
Iacopo Carusotto - INO-CNR BEC Center, Italy
Jonathan Finley - Walter Schottky Institut - Technische Universität München, Germany
Andrea Fiore - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Gerd Leuchs - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
Marco Liscidini - University of Pavia, Italy
Jonathan Matthews - Centre for Quantum Photonics – University of Bristol, UK
Georg Pucker - Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Roberta Ramponi - IFN-CNR - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fabio Sciarrino - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Peter WF Smith - University of Southampton, UK
David Stoppa – FBK, Trento, Italy
Sébastien Tanzilli - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Philip Walther - University of Vienna, Austria

More detailed information can be found on the school webpage:

The deadline for application is February 28th, 2017

We would be grateful if you would bring this announcement to the attention of PhD students, postdocs, young and senior researchers interested in this field.

the organizers,
Roberta Ramponi and Lorenzo Pavesi

Seminar Announcement: Enrico Prati

posted Jan 31, 2017, 6:25 AM by Stefano Varas

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 15:00
Sala Grande Palazzina C via alla Cascata 56/C

Single atom devices for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics

Enrico Prati
Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano

I introduce the recent advancements of single atom physics and technology in silicon devices. Single atom-based devices display a rich variety of physical phenomena ranging from quantum transport to control of single electrons, to Kondo effect and single photon emission. I review technological issues and future prospects in the field of quantum computing and quantum communications, including the most recent research of room temperature single photon regime from Er emission.

[1] E. Prati, M. Hori, F. Guagliardo, G. Ferrari, and T. Shinada, Anderson–Mott transition in arrays of a few dopant atoms in a silicon transistor, Nature Nanotechnology 7, 443–447 (2012) [IF 35.267].
[2] Y. Shimizu, ... E. Prati, Behavior of phosphorous and contaminants from molecular doping combined with a conventional spike annealing method, Nanoscale, 6(2), 706-710 (2014) [IF 7.760].
[3] A. Crippa, ..., and E. Prati, Valley blockade and multielectron spin-valley Kondo effect in silicon, Physical Review B, 92, 035424 (2015) [IF 3.691].
[4] E. Prati, K. Kumagai, M. Hori, and T. Shinada, Band transport across a chain of dopant sites in silicon over micron distances and high temperatures, Scientific Reports, 6, 19704 (2016) [IF 5.592].
[5] M. Celebrano…, and E. Prati, Room-temperature 1.54 μm photoluminescence of Er:Ox centers at extremely low concentration in silicon, submitted (2017)

Keywords: silicon, quantum information, quantum communications, single atom nanoelectronics.


posted Dec 7, 2016, 5:17 AM by Stefano Varas

7th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths (PRE'17): Photonic Materials and Devices
November 30 - December 2, 2017 | Rome, Italy

PRE’17 is the seventh event in the series of International Workshops covering a wide range of research topics concerning the properties and applications of rare-earth ions in optoelectronics and photonics. The series begun in Trento, Italy in May 2005 (PRE’05), followed by PRE’07 again in Trento, PRE’10 in Firenze (Italy), PRE’12 in Kyoto (Japan), PRE’14 in San Sebastián (Spain), PRE’16 in Greenville (USA). The next event, after the decision to move the Workshop to the odd years, will be held in Rome, Italy, at the end of 2017.

More than 600 scientists and students from more than 30 countries, in total, have attended the previous Workshops. The average size of each event, around 100 people, makes for a collegial environment where students and world experts can mingle and talk in an informal and effective way.

Over the past decade, an increasing number of luminescent materials have been reported, based on the properties of rare earth ions embedded in different matrices (crystalline, amorphous and glass ceramics; oxides, fluorides, chalcogenides, organics, ….) or contained in molecular complexes.
These materials have already been been widely employed in light sources and amplifiers, optical displays, fluorescent probes, luminescent labels, frequency converters, detectors, and so on, thus covering fields ranging from telecommunication to sensing, from medical diagnosis to energy. Despite of it, there are still increasing demands for novel functions to further extend their practical applications.

This PRE Workshop, like the previous ones, aims at providing a forum for material scientists, chemists and physicists where to debate about the state of the art and the perspectives of the photonic materials based on rare earth ions. Both fundamental photoluminescence properties and application oriented material investigations will be considered.
We would like to welcome all the interested experts from different countries in the world to PRE’17, which will be held on November 30 - December 2, 2017 in one of the most ancient and beautiful cities in the world: Roma.

Dominik Dorosz, Maurizio Ferrari, Laeticia Petit
PRE’17 co-chairs

Giancarlo C. Righini
PRE’17 honorary chair

I computer del futuro? Saranno di diamanti

posted Nov 15, 2016, 7:32 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 7:38 AM ]

CNR - Comunicato stampa 98/2016


Realizzati per la prima volta circuiti fotonici in diamante per computer quantistici in grado di fornire una potenza di calcolo infinitamente superiore rispetto ai pc tradizionali. Lo studio internazionale, coordinato congiuntamente dall’Ifn-Cnr e dal Dipartimento di fisica del Politecnico di Milano, è pubblicato su Nature Scientific Reports. Gli innovativi strumenti consentirebbero di risolvere problemi dall’elevata complessità di calcolo come le previsioni dei cambiamenti climatici o le variazioni del mercato azionario e troverebbero impiego anche nella diagnostica medica.

Particolare del sistema laser di fabbricazione dei circuiti in diamante

SHIFT 2017

posted Oct 26, 2016, 1:55 AM by Stefano Varas   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 1:01 AM ]

Spectral sHapIng For biomedial and energy applicaTions
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
November, 13-17, 2017

Important dates
Abstract submission: open from december 2016

Spectral shaping of light is an emerging route for enhancing the efficiency of various solar energy harvesting, storage and conversion processes facing the increasing demand for energy supply, from photovoltaics to photocatalysis, natural and artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels generation, where usually large parts of the solar spectrum are not efficiently utilized. Moreover the use of light in life sciences, within the well-known infrared therapeutic windows (deeper penetration and lower tissue damage) and subsequent wavelength transformation to higher or lower energies provides ground-breaking applications in photodynamic cancer therapy and bio-imaging. Interdisciplinary efforts from physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science and engineering will certainly be required to overcome current challenges leading the way for spectral shaping of light to be a future key technology.

"SHIFT 2017" International Conference shows up as a cutting-edge multidisciplinary platform to gather presentations and discussions of recent achievements by leading researchers in wavelength shifting luminescence processes (quantum cutting, down-shifting, up–conversion...), as a very promising and not yet fully explored route.

Join us in warm and sunny Tenerife (Canary Islands) in November 2017 to make a significant shift to state-of-the art spectral shaping for biomedical and energy applications.

The SHIFT happens in Tenerife!

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