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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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crystal field theory Physics & Astronomy
librational motion Physics & Astronomy
rare earth elements Physics & Astronomy
silica glass Physics & Astronomy
solid state lasers Physics & Astronomy
ions Physics & Astronomy
line spectra Physics & Astronomy
high resolution Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 46 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

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

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

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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

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

Photonic quantum state transfer between a cold atomic gas and a crystal

Maring, N., Farrera, P., Kutluer, K., Mazzera, M., Heinze, G. & de Riedmatten, H., 23 Nov 2017, In : Nature. 551, 7681, p. 485-488

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Press / Media

TEDx Talk @TEDxCesena 2018

Margherita Mazzera

10/11/18

1 Media contribution

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