The ADVANCED PHOTONICS group is a research team interested in polariton QUANTUM FLUIDS of LIGHT, the investigation of frontier physics mainly related to the interactions and coupling of light with matter both from a macroscopic point of view as well as at the single particle level. Collective coherent phenomena of condensates of Bose Einstein are studied in semiconductor materials exploiting quasiparticles generated by the strong coupling between light and excited states of matter to unravel a rich phenomenology of quantum fluids under superfluid or supersonic regimes, exploring the dynamics of vortex states, optically driven non-equilibrium condensates and the expanding or trapping of quantum gases. Other fields of interest are correlation of quantum states, and highly confined plasmon-polariton fields. Inorganic semiconductors and organic materials are investigated from a fundamental point of view as well as for new applicative concepts, like all-optical transistors, switches and logical gates.
The experimental team is in charge of a fully equipped laboratory for Advanced Photonics at the newly founded Nanotechnology Institute of CNR. The group has also access to many, in-situ, state of the art facilities for growing and processing inorganic, organic and molecular semiconductors.
Our team is made of people who believe in free research and free thinking. We dislike the military structure which often emerges even in those groups who suggest to be working in an informal environment. We strongly encourage the participation of all members in every aspect of the research activities sharing the same passion and cooperation to succeed working with fun making interesting and innovative explorations. Research is based on ideas and imagination
any effort to control them is boycotting science at large.