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Novel PLATFORMS FOR INTEGRATED QUANTUM DEVICES based on rare earth doped insulating materials


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Research interests

Quantum memories are fundamental devices in quantum information science as they act as interfaces between the photons, used as information carriers, and atoms, exploited for information storage and processing.

Among the possible candidates, the rare earth ion doped crystals are particularly attractive because they are ensembles of ions naturally trapped in inert media. Thanks to their extreme optical coherence, they have a unique potential for future quantum optical technologies.

With the rare earth ion doped materials, we are particularly interested in the development of new telecom-compatible platforms for integrating quantum devices on-chip, with the aim of achieving improved performances due to light confinement over distances exceeding those permitted by the diffraction limit. We work at the intersection of experimental solid-state physics, nanoscience, quantum optics, and quantum information, which gives us unique opportunities to combine fundamental investigation, applied material science, and device engineering for quantum information.

External positions

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Mar 2012Aug 2018

University of Parma

Feb 2008Jan 2012

University of Parma

Aug 2007Dec 2007

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Apr 2006Mar 2007

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Research Output

Quantum Storage of Frequency-Multiplexed Heralded Single Photons

Seri, A., Lago-Rivera, D., Lenhard, A., Corrielli, G., Osellame, R., Mazzera, M. & de Riedmatten, H., 23 Aug 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 8, 080502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Time Entanglement between a Photon and a Spin Wave in a Multimode Solid-State Quantum Memory

Kutluer, K., Distante, E., Casabone, B., Duranti, S., Mazzera, M. & de Riedmatten, H., 19 Jul 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 3, 030501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Challenging local realism with human choices

The BIG Bell Test Collaboration, 10 May 2018, In : Nature. 557, 7704, p. 212-216 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Citations (Scopus)

Frequency-bin entanglement of ultra-narrow band non-degenerate photon pairs

Rieländer, D., Lenhard, A., Jimènez Farìas, O., Máttar, A., Cavalcanti, D., Mazzera, M., Acín, A. & de Riedmatten, H., Jan 2018, In : Quantum Science and Technology. 3, 1, 014007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Laser-written integrated platform for quantum storage of heralded single photons

Seri, A., Corrielli, G., Lago-Rivera, D., Lenhard, A., de Riedmatten, H., Osellame, R. & Mazzera, M., 20 Aug 2018, In : Optica. 5, 8, p. 934-941

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

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TEDx Talk @TEDxCesena 2018

Margherita Mazzera


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