Research group:

Here is a list of the people I work with

  • Prof. Giulio Cerullo, the boss! He is Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the Politecnico di Milano. His research activity has always been focused on lasers and photonics, with particular emphasis on generation and application of femtosecond laser pulses. The main research topics in the last years have been: (i) generation of few-optical-cycle pulses by optical parametric amplification; (ii) ultrafast spectroscopy with time resolution down to a few femtoseconds; (iii) micromachining by femtosecond lasers; (iv) nonlinear microscopy. He is the author of about 230 papers in international journals (H-index: 38), most of which have the highest impact factor in the research fields of physics and optics (1 Nature, 2 Science, 2 Nature Physics, 1 Nature Materials) and has given over 40 invited lectures at international conferences. He is Topical Editor of the Journal Optics Letters (OSA) for the area Ultrafast Optical Phenomena. He has been in the Technical Program Committees of the most important international conferences in optics and photonics (CLEO Europe, CLEO USA, Ultrafast Phenomena, Photonics Europe,…) and is Chair of the Subcommittee “Ultrafast Phenomena and Frequency Combs” for the European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) 2011.
  • Cristian Manzoni (Researcher at the CNR). Cristian Manzoni received the Master degree in electronics engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 2002. The Master thesis dealt with the development of optical parametric amplifiers delivering tunable sub-20 fs pulses in the visible and near-IR spectral range. From 2003 to 2006, he also attended the Ph.D. School in physics at the Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and focused on passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization and time-resolved spectroscopy of nanostructures. From 2006 to 2009, his Postdoctoral research concerned the generation of broadband IR pulses, spectral phase control, and nonlinear processes in poled crystals. In 2009, he joined the Max Planck Research Group for Structural Dynamics, a section of the Center for Free Electron Laser Science, Hamburg, Germany. Since 2010, he has been a Researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council, Milano, Italy.
  • Daniele Brida (Researcher). He received the Master degree in physical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in physics from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include the generation of ultrashort pulses in near- and mid-infrared, their compression with adaptive techniques, and their use in ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy. His current scientific interests include the study of primary photoinduced processes in bio-molecules, metals, high-Tc superconductors, and carbon allotropes.
  • Giulia Grancini (Post-Doc)
  • Margherita Maiuri (Ph. D. student)
  • Giancarlo Soavi (Diploma student)
  • Daniele Viola (Diploma student)