Nicolò Spagnolo

Position
LecturerDipartimento di Fisica

Contact details
Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma, Italia
Telephone: 0039-06-49913525
Fax: 0039-06-49913525
nicolo.spagnolo[at]uniroma1.it

Main research activities
Experimental quantum optics, quantum information, quantum metrology

Scientific activity
The research activity of Nicolò Spagnolo focused on the experimental implementation of quantum information and quantum simulations protocols with different photonic platforms. The research efforts during the PhD period focused on the generation, manipulation, and characterization of photonic quantum states, for their applications in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and in quantum information protocols. The generation of multiphoton states through the process of optical parametric amplification has been investigated, in particular by showing their capabilities to increase the robustness to losses of phase estimation protocols.

After the PhD period, research efforts have been devoted to hybrid optical systems, aimed at exploiting different degrees of freedom of the light such as polarization, orbital angular momentum, and path. A tool to enhance the estimation of angular rotation by employing orbital angular momentum states has been demonstrated. Recently, the implementation of multiphoton experiments in integrated optical circuits has been addressed. This included several experimental implementations of Boson Sampling instances, and of related validation protocols. In particular, the application of integrated multiport splitters in the context of phase estimation has been theoretically analyzed, both for single-parameter estimation and the novel field of quantum multiparameter estimation.

Nicolò Spagnolo is author of 50 publications in scientific journals, including 4 Nature Photonics, 1 Science Advances, 5 Nature Communications, 1 Light:Science and Applications, 1 Physical Review X and 6 Physical Review Letters, with an h-index of 18 according to Web of Science (21 in Google scholar), with overall citation of 1212 in WoS (1925 in Google scholar).

Full list of publications

Teaching activities

– A. Y. 2011/2012, Sapienza Università di Roma, Assistant to Course: “Laboratorio di Meccanica”, Prof. Cesare Cametti, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.

– A. Y. 2012/2013, Sapienza Università di Roma, Assistant to Course: “Elettromagnetismo”, Prof. Fulvio Ricci, A.A. 2012/2013, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.

– A. Y. 2014/2015. Sapienza Università di Roma, Assistant to Course: “Laboratorio di Meccanica”, Prof. Fabio Sciarrino, A.A. 2014/2015, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.

– A. Y. 2015/2016, Sapienza Università di Roma, Assistant to Course: “Laboratorio di Meccanica”, Prof. Fabio Sciarrino, A.A. 2015/2016, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.

– A. Y. 2016/2017, Sapienza Università di Roma, Co-Docente: “Ottica e Laboratorio”, Prof. Fabio Sciarrino and Prof. Antonio Polimeni, A.A. 2016/2017, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.

– A. Y. 2017/2018, Sapienza Università di Roma, Co-Docente: “Ottica e Laboratorio”, Prof. Fabio Sciarrino and Prof. Antonio Polimeni, A.A. 2017/2018, II semestre, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma.