Within the ERC-AdG project BACKUP, we developed a concept for an integrated photonic chip to be used in an optical transceiver to mitigate transmission nonlinearities. The concept is going to be implemented and demonstrated in a proof-of-concept project financed by the European Commission. The project will start 1 November and will last 18 months. To perform this activity, we are looking for a telecom engineer/physicist with expertise in optical transceivers or optical communication to drive the development and to facilitate the validation (test) phase. A PhD degree is not mandatory but is a plus.
The suitable person will be hired with a research fellowship for 18 months and will join the BACKUP team in this project. The working place is the Nanoscience Laboratory of the Department of Physics of the University of Trento.

Starting data 1st November.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact prof. Lorenzo Pavesi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Surface Heterogeneous Nucleation-Mediated Release of Beta-Carotene from Porous Silicon

Chiara Piotto, Sidharam P. Pujari, Han Zuilhof and Paolo Bettotti

MDPI - Nanomaterials 10(9), 1659 (24th August 2020)



DOI: 10.3390/nano10091659 



Unidirectional reflection from an integrated “taiji” microresonator

A. Calabrese, F. Ramiro-Manzano, H. M. Price, S. Biasi, M. Bernard, M. Ghulinyan, I. Carusotto, and L. Pavesi


OSA Publishing - Photonics Research, Volume: 8, Issue: 8, Page 1333 (17 July 2020)


DOI: 10.1364/PRJ.393070

Structures and Methods for Fully-Integrated Quantum Random Number Generators

F. Acerbi, N.Massari, L- Gasparini, A. Tomasi, N. Zorzi, G. Fontana, L. Pavesi and A. Gola 

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Volume: 26, Issue: 3, May-June 2020)


DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2020.2990216

Second-harmonic generation in periodically poled silicon waveguides with lateral p-i-n junctions

R. Franchi, C. Castellan, M. Ghulinyan and L. Pavesi 

Optics Letters, Vol. 45, Issue 12, pp. 3188-3191 (3rd June 2020) 


DOI: 10.1364/OL.391988