Bringing the quantum world into integrated photonics.

By using the same successful paradigm of microelectronics, the vision is to have low cost and mass manufacturable integrated quantum photonic circuits for a variety of different applications in quantum computing, measure, sensing, secure communications and services.

The silicon platform permits, in a natural way, the integration of quantum photonics with electronics.

Here you can find some articles about the project SiQuro:



  1. A. Tomasi, A. Meneghetti, M. Sala “Code generator matrices as RNG conditioners” Finite Fields and Their Applications 47, (2017), 46–63
  2. M. Bernard, F.R. Manzano, L. Pavesi, G. Pucker, I. Carusotto and M. Ghulinyan “Complete crossing of Fano resonances in an optical microcavity via nonlinear tuning” Photonics Research,  Vol. 5, (3), (2017)
  3. H.-T. Lim., E. Togan1, M. Kroner, J. Miguel-Sanchez & A. Imamoglu “Electrically tunable artificial gauge potential for polaritons” Nature Communication 8, (2017), 1-6
  4. M. Wimmer, H. M. Price, I Carusotto and U Peschel “Experimental measurement of the Berry curvature from anomalous transport” Nature Physics 13, (2017), 545-550
  5. M. Mancinelli, A. Trenti, S. Piccione, G. Fontana, J.S. Dam, P. Tidemand-Lichtenberg, C. Pedersen & L. Pavesi Mid-infrared coincidence measurements on twin photons at room temperature Nature Communication 8, (2017)
  6. G. Salerno, T. Ozawa, H. M. Price, and I. Carusotto “Propagating edge states in strained honeycomb lattices” Physical Review B 95, (2017), 245418 
  7. P.-E. Larre1, S. Biasi, F. Ramiro-Manzano, L. Pavesi and Iacopo Carusotto “Pump-and-probe optical transmission phase shift as a quantitative probe of the Bogoliubov dispersion relation in a nonlinear channel waveguide” Eur. Phys. J. D (2017), 71 (146)
  8. Z. Bisadi,  G. Fontana, E. Moser, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Robust Quantum Random Number Generation With Silicon Nanocrystals Light Source”  Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol. 35, (9), (2017)
  9. G. Salerno, A. Berardo, T. Ozawa, H. M. Price, L. Taxis, N. M. Pugno and I. Carusotto “Spin–orbit coupling in a hexagonal ring of pendula” New J. Phys. 19, (2017), 055001
  10. T. Ozawa and I. Carusotto “Synthetic Dimensions with Magnetic Fields and Local Interactions in Photonic Lattices” PRL 118, (2017), 013601
  11. E. Macaluso and I. Carusotto “Hard-wall confinement of a fractional quantum Hall liquid” Physical Review A 96, (2017), 043607
  12. M. Borghi, C. Castellan, S. Signorini, A. Trenti and L. Pavesi "Nonlinear silicon photonics" Journal of Optics, 19 (2017) 093002 (47pp)
  13. C. Castellan, A. Trenti, M. Mancinelli, A. Marchesini, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi "From SHG to mid-infrared SPDC generation in strained silicon waveguidesProc. SPIE 10358, Quantum Photonic Devices


  1. Z. Bisadi, A. Meneghetti, A. Tomasi, A. Tengattini, G. Fontana, G. Pucker, P. Bettotti, M. Sala and L. Pavesi “Generation of high quality random numbers via an all-silicon-based approach”  Physics Status Solidi A, 1-8 (2016)
  2. A. Chiocchetta, P.E. Larre´ and I. Carusotto “Thermalization and Bose-Einstein condensation of quantum light in bulk nonlinear media” EPL, 115 (2016), 24002
  3. S. Manna, M. Bernard, S. Biasi, F. Ramiro Manzano, M. Mancinelli, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Stimulated degenerate four-wave mixing in Si nanocrystal waveguides”, Journal of Optics 18 (2016), 075801 (8pp)
  4. Alessandro Trenti awarded by SPIE Photonics Europe 2016, SPIE Photonics Europe Conference, Brussels, Belgium - 3-7th of April
  5. A. Trenti, M. Borghi, M. Mancinelli, H. M. Price, G. Fontana, and L. Pavesi “One and two-photon quantum interference in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer”, Proceedings of SPIE - The Nonlinear Optics and its Applications IV, (2016)
  6. T. Ozawa, H. M. Price, and I. Carusotto “Quantum Hall effect in momentum space”,  Physical Review B 93, (2016), 195201
  7.  P. E. Larre and I. Carusotto “Prethermalization in a quenched one-dimensional quantum fluid of light”, Eur. Phys. J. D 70:45, (2016) 
  8. G. Salerno, T. Ozawa, H. M. Price, and I. Carusotto “Floquet topological system based on frequency-modulated classical coupled harmonic oscillators”,  Physical Review B 93, (2016), 085105
  9. T. Ozawa, H. M. Price, N. Goldman,  O. Zilberberg, and I. Carusotto “Synthetic dimensions in integrated photonics: From optical isolation to four-dimensional quantum Hall physics”, Physical Review A 93, (2016), 043827
  10. A. C. Berceanu, H. M. Price, T. Ozawa, and I. Carusotto “Momentum-space Landau levels in driven-dissipative cavity arrays”, Physical Review A 93, (2016), 013827
  11. H. M. Price, T. Ozawa, N. Goldman, O. Zilberberg, and I. Carusotto “Towards four-dimensional photonics”, Proceedings of SPIE - Invited Paper, (2016)
  12. H. M. Price, A. C. Berceanu, T. Ozawa, and I. Carusotto “Momentum-space Landau levels in arrays of coupled ring resonators”, Proceedings of SPIE - Invited Paper, (2016)
  13. “Silicon Photonics III: Systems and Applications”, Lorenzo Pavesi and David J. Lockwood editors, Topics in Applied Physics vol. 122 (2016) – Book 
  14. S. Tondini,  C. Castellan,  M. Mancinelli  and L. Pavesi “Modeling and validation of high-performance and athermal AWGs for the silicon photonics platform” Proc. SPIE 9891, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits V, (2016), 98910C
  15. H. M. Price, O. Zilberberg, T. Ozawa, I. Carusotto, and N. Goldman “Measurement of Chern numbers through center-of-mass responses”, Physical Review B 93, (2016), 245113
  16. A. Trenti, M. Borghi, M. Mancinelli, H. M. Price, G. Fontana and L. Pavesi  “Quantum interference in an asymmetric Mach-Zender interferometer” Journal of Optics 18 (2)
  17. F. Ramiro-Manzano,  S. Biasi,  M. Bernard, M. Mancinelli,  T. Chalyan,  F. Turri,  M. Ghulinyan,  M. Borghi, A. Samusenko,  D. Gandolfi,  R. Guider,  A. Trenti, P.-É. Larré,  L. Pasquardini,  N. Prltjaga, S. Mana,  I. Carusotto, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Microring Resonators and Silicon Photonics” MRS Advances, 1(48), pp. 3281–3293. doi: 10.1557/adv.2016.393.
  18. Z Bisadi, G Fontana, E Moser, G Pucker  and L. Pavesi “A Robust Approach to the Generation of High Quality Random Numbers”, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9996, Quantum Information Science and Technology II (2016)
  19. F. Turri, F. Ramiro-Manzano, I. Carusotto, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Wavelength Dependence of a Vertically Coupled Resonator-Waveguide System” Journal of Lightwave Technology,  34(23), (2016), 5385-5390
  20. M. Borghi, M. Mancinelli, M. Bernard, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Homodyne Detection of Free Carrier Induced Electro-Optic Modulation in Strained Silicon Resonators” Journal of Lightwave Technology 34(24), (2016), 5657-5668


  1. S. Tondini, G. Pucker  and L. Pavesi  “Spectral- and time resolved electroluminescence of silicon nanocrystals based light emitting devices”, J . Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48 (2015), 455103 (5pp)
  2. S. Manna, F. Ramiro-Manzano, M. Ghulinyan, M. Mancinelli, F. Turri, G. Pucker, and L. Pavesi “Multi-mode interference revealed by two photon absorption in silicon rich SiO2 waveguides”, Applied Physics Letters 106, (2015), 071109
  3. D. Vocke, T. Roger,  F. Marino, E M. Wright, I. Carusotto,  M. Clerici and D. Faccio “Experimental characterization of nonlocal photon fluids”, Optica 2(5), (2015), 484-490
  4. A. Biella,  L. Mazza,  I. Carusotto,  D. Rossini  and R. Fazio “Photon transport in a dissipative chain of nonlinear cavities”, Physical Review A 91, (2015), 053815
  5. H. S. Nguyen, D. Gerace, I. Carusotto,  D. Sanvitto,  E. Galopin,  A. Lemaître,  I. Sagnes,  J. Bloch and A. Amo “Acoustic Black Hole in a Stationary Hydrodynamic Flow of Microcavity Polaritons”, Physical Review Letters 114, (2015), 036402
  6. P. E. Larre  and I. Carusotto “Optomechanical signature of a frictionless flow of superfluid light”, Physical Review A 91, (2015), 053809
  7. H. M. Price,  O. Zilberberg,  T. Ozawa,  I. Carusotto  and N. Goldman “Four-Dimensional Quantum Hall Effect with Ultracold Atoms”, Physical Review Letters 115, (2015), 195303
  8. G. Salerno, T. Ozawa, H.M. Price and I. Carusotto “How to directly observe Landau levels in driven-dissipative strained honeycomb lattices”, 2D Mater. 2, (2015), 034015
  9. H. M. Price,  T. Ozawa,  N. R. Cooper  and I. Carusotto “Artificial magnetic fields in momentum space in spin-orbit-coupled systems” Physical Review A 91, (2015), 033606
  10. T. Ozawa, H. M. Price  and I. Carusotto “Momentum-space Harper-Hofstadter model” Physical Review A 92, (2015), 023609
  11. Z. Bisadi, M. Mancinelli, S. Manna, S. Tondini, M. Bernard, A. Samusenko, M. Ghulinyan, G. Fontana, P. Bettotti, F. Ramiro-Manzano, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Silicon nanocrystals for nonlinear optics and secure communications”, Phys. Status Solidi A 212, (12), (2015) 2659–2671
  12. Z. Bisadi, A. Meneghetti, G. Fontana, G. Pucker, P. Bettotti and L. Pavesi “Quantum random number generator based on silicon nanocrystals LED”, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, (2015)
  13. M. Bernard, F. Ramiro-Manzano, N. Prtljaga, G. Pucker, L. Pavesi, I.Carusotto, M. Ghulinyan “Off-diagonal photonic Lamb shift in reactively coupled waveguide-resonator system”, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, (2015)
  14. L. Stefan, M. Bernard, R. Guider, G. Pucker, L. Pavesi and M. Ghulinyan “Ultra-high-Q thin-silicon nitride strip-loaded ring resonators”, Optics Letters Vol. 40 (14), (2015) 3316-3319
  15. M. Borghi, M. Mancinelli, F. Merget, J. Witzens, M. Ghulinyan, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “High frequency electro-optic measurement of strained silicon racetrack resonators”, Optics Letters Vol. 40, (22), (2015) 5287-5290 
  16. G. Dagvadorj,  J. M. Fellows,  S. Matyjaśkiewicz,  F. M. Marchetti, I. Carusotto, and M. H. Szymańska “Nonequilibrium Phase Transition in a Two-Dimensional Driven Open Quantum System”, Physical Review X 5, (2015), 041028
  17. P.-E. Larre and I. Carusotto “Propagation of a quantum fluid of light in a cavityless nonlinear optical medium: General theory and response to quantum quenches”, Physical Review A 93, (2015), 043802
  18. G. Salerno, T. Ozawa, H. M. Price and I. Carusotto “How to directly observe Landau levels in driven-dissipative strained honeycomb lattices”, 2D Mater. 2, (2015), 034015
  19. M. Milićević, T. Ozawa, P. Andreakou, I. Carusotto, T. Jacqmin,  E. Galopin, A. Lemaître, L Le Gratiet, I. Sagnes, J. Bloch and A. Amo “Edge states in polariton honeycomb lattices”, 2D Mater. 2, (2015), 034012
  20. S. Tondini, G. Pucker and L. Pavesi “Spectral- and time-resolved electroluminescence of silicon nanocrystals based light emitting devices”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, (2015), 455103 
  21. C. Schriever,  F. Bianco, M. Cazzanelli, M. Ghulinyan, C. Eisenschmidt, G. Schmidt, J. de Boor, A. Schmid,  J. Heitmann,  L. Pavesi, J. Schilling,” Second order optical nonlinearity in silicon waveguides -inhomogeneous stress and interfaces”  Advanced Optical Materials 3, (2015), 129–136
  22. J. Schilling, C. Schriever,  F. Bianco,  M. Cazzanelli and L. Pavesi, "Second order nonlinearity in Si by inhomogeneous strain and electric fields", Proc. SPIE 9546, Active Photonic Materials VII, (2015), 95461T
  23. “Light Localisation and Lasing: Random and Pseudorandom Photonic Structures”,  Mher Ghulinyan and Lorenzo Pavesi editors, Cambridge University Press (2015) – Book 
  24. M. Borghi, D. Gandolfi, M. Ghulinyan, R. Guider, M. Mancinelli, G. Pucker, F. Ramiro-Manzano, F. Turri, and L. Pavesi “Silicon Microresonators: How to Give a New Twist to Silicon Photonics, Chapter 2 in New Horizons in Nanoscience and Engineering, D. L. Andrews and J. G. Grote, Eds., SPIE Press, Bellingham, Washington, (2015), 37-85 – Book Chapter 


  1. H. M. Price, T. Ozawa and I. Carusotto “Quantum Mechanics with a Momentum-Space Artificial Magnetic Field” , Physical Review Letters 113, (2014), 190403
  2. M.  Ghulinyan,  F. Ramiro Manzano,  N. Prtljaga,  M. Bernard,  L. Pavesi, G. Pucker and I. Carusotto “Intermode reactive coupling induced by waveguide-resonator interaction”, Physical Review A 90, (2014), 053811
  3. F. Marinelli,  R. Aragona, C. Marcolla,  M. Sala “Some security bounds for the key sizes of DGHV scheme”, AAECC 25,  (2014):383–392
  4. R. O. Umucalılar, M. Wouters and I.Carusotto “Probing few-particle Laughlin states of photons via correlation measurements”, Physical Review A 89, (2014), 023803
  5. I.Carusotto “Superfluid light in bulk nonlinear media”, Proceeding of the Royal Society A 470, (2014), 20140320
  6. F. Acerbi, M. Cazzanelli, A. Ferri, A. Gola, L. Pavesi, N. Zorzi, C. Piemonte “High Detection Efficiency and Time Resolution integrated-passive-quenched Single Photon Avalanche Diodes”,  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20, (2014), 3804608
  7. F. Acerbi, A. Ferri, A. Gola, M. Cazzanelli, L. Pavesi, N. Zorzi, C. Piemonte, “Characterization of Single Photon time resolution: from single SPAD to Silicon Photomultiplier”  IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 61, (2014), 2678


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