Quantum Optics

Quantum Inspired Sensing

Light is an invaluable tool for fast, non-invasive and accurate measurement of physical quantities. By exploiting NOON-like photonic states based on structured light we develop optical transducers of angular or mechanical displacements with enhanced sensing performances.

High-Dimensional Quantum Information

Generation, manipulation and measurement of high-dimensional photonic states allow one to go beyond the binary encoding of qubits. This, in turns, unlocks novel quantum information protocols as well as a practical tools for experimental foundational tests of quantum mechanics.

Quantum Simulation

Photonic simulations of quantum dynamics permit the investigation of quantum phenomena in a controlled and accessible setup. In our lab we generate photonic quantum walks by dynamically altering photons wavefront and polarization, relying on metasurfaces whose action is based on optical spin-orbit interactions.