We are pleased to announce that from March 14 to 17, 2023 Urbasi Sinha professor of the Raman Research Institure in Bangalore will be our guest speaker.

Dr. Urbasi will hold a Q@TN seminar, in which she will present new facets in the domain of photonic quantum information processing.

The title of the seminar will be "Revealing new facets in experimental quantum information processing with photons" , it will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at Povo 2 Via Sommarive No. 9 in Room B108.

Participation is open to all , we look forward to seeing you there!

We are happy to announce the publication of  the Highlights 2022 summarizing the main activities and achievements of the Nanoscience Laboratory in 2022.










We are happy to welcome our new PhD student Salamat Ali. Salamat will work within the project Q@TN.


On the effect of the thermal cross-talk in a photonic feed-forward neural network based on silicon microresonators

S. Biasi, R. Franchi, D. Bazzanella and L. Pavesi


Frontiers in Physics, 23 December 2022 Sec. Optics and Photonics


URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2022.1093191





Photonics as a key enabling technology: light and communication

Dr. Mattia Mancinelli, University of Trento; Dr. Alessandro Sturniolo, SM Optics; Dr. Marco Avesani, University of Padova


Photonics studies photons and their interaction with matter, both in terms of fundamental and applied research. The aim of this science is to understand the phenomena ruling the behavior of photons, in order to boost the development of novel technologies and applications based on light. In this sense, photonics is a key enabling technology, with its central role in many fields of science such as sensing, telecommunication, quantum physics, machine learning, and biology.  In this workshop, three researchers in photonics will present important applications of optics and photonics in the field of communication: optical fiber for data transmission using light, the impact of photonics in communication networks, and cryptography using Quantum Key Distribution.