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Personal Statement

I received my Bachelor (2003), Master (2006) and PhD Degree (2010) in Physics from Insubria University (Como, Italy). There, I theoretically investigated the spatiotemporal structure of entanglement in second-order nonlinear media (multimode, high-gain regime), in the group led by Professor Luigi Lugiato and Dr Alessandra Gatti.

From April 2011 to May 2014 I have been a postdoctoral fellow at INRS-EMT (Varennes, Canada) in the group led by Prof. Roberto Morandotti, where I mainly worked on nonlinear and quantum integrated optics, focusing on the generation of multimode and multiphoton entanglement, as well as on the generation and detection of THz radiation.

From July 2014 to Jan 2017 I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) with Prof. Daniele Faccio, performing research on the generation of entangled photon triplets, 2D-materials nonlinearity and enhanced nonlinearity in low-permittivity media.

In February 2017 I joined the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, jointly with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, first as a research fellow in the group led by Dr Jennifer Hastie, in the framework of the Birmingham Quantum Hub on Sensors and Metrology.

Since June 2018 I am a Chancellor’s Fellow in the same institute, and I am developing my independent research group, QuaSAp (Quantum Sources and Applications), devoted to the development of compact sources of quantum states of light for quantum metrology, computing and communication.

Research Interests

Quantum Optics

Nonlinear Optics

Integrated Optics


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Master of Physics, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Oct 20036 Jul 2006

Bachelor of Science, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Oct 200023 Oct 2003


  • Quantum Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Integrated Optics

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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 2008 2019

Author Correction: Towards spontaneous parametric down conversion from monolayer MoS 2 (Scientific Reports, (2018), 8, 1, (3862), 10.1038/s41598-018-22270-4)

Saleh, H. D., Vezzoli, S., Caspani, L., Branny, A., Kumar, S., Gerardot, B. D. & Faccio, D., 21 May 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 1 p., 7842.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Complex quantum state generation and coherent control based on integrated frequency combs

Roztocki, P., Sciara, S., Reimer, C., Cortés, L. R., Zhang, Y., Wetzel, B., Islam, M., Fischer, B., Cino, A., Chu, S. T., Little, B. E., Moss, D. J., Caspani, L., Azaña, J., Kues, M. & Morandotti, R., 15 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 37, 2, p. 338-344 7 p., 8533605.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Emiliano Sali award

Lucia Caspani (Recipient), 17 Sep 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

molecular physics
atomic physics

Galluzzi's award for Physics 2006

Lucia Caspani (Recipient), 31 Oct 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Organiser of major conference
  • 1 Organiser of special symposia

Program Chair for Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2019 (OSA Advanced Photonics Congress)

Lucia Caspani (Participant)
29 Jul 20191 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Advanced Photonics Congress - Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2018

Lucia Caspani (Participant)
2 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference