MASSIMILIANO FEDERICO SACCHI

CNR - INFM Research Associate

QUIT Quantum Information Theory Group
CNR - Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Unita' di Pavia,
Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta", via Bassi 6, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
tel. +39 0382 987678 - fax + 39 0382 987563

msacchi@unipv.it


Research Interests

Quantum Information, Quantum Measurements, Quantum Estimation Theory, Quantum Tomography, Quantum Optics

Institutional and Professional Service

(1.2004 - present)  CNR - INFM Research Associate;

(1.2000 - 12.2003)  Institutional fellowship of the University of Pavia;

(5.2000 - 4.2001) Research Assistant at the Imperial College of London;

(11.1999 - 12.1999) INFM fellowship for the PAIS project;

(11.1998 - 10.1999) INFM fellowship for the PRA "CAT" project;

(11.1995 - 10.1998) PhD - Fellowship of the University of Pavia (Phd Thesis Parametric Amplification of Light in Quantum Communication and Measurement, PDF);

(11.1990 - 6.1995) Fellow of Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. Degree in Physics with Thesis Repeatable measurements of the radiation field, PDF (Italian);


(2007) Teaching Fisica Quantistica della Computazione at the University of Pavia;

Currently supervisor of undergraduate students;

(2003 - 2006) Part of the course Fisica Quantistica della Computazione at the University of Pavia;

(5.2000 - 4.2001) Tutoring in Quantum Mechanics at the Imperial College of London.


Refereeing services: Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Physics Letters A, Optics Communications, Journal of Optics B, Journal of Physics A and B.

Participation to Research Projects

Development of a Global Network for Secure Communication based on Quantum Cryptography (UE Project SECOQC 2004)

Quantum properties of distributed systems (UE Project QUPRODIS 2003)

New generation of quantum measuring devices for photon quantum information technology (Ministero dell'Universita'e della Ricerca 2003)

Quantum Teleportation and Quantum Cloning by Optical Parametric Squeezing Process (PRA INFM CLON 2002-2005)

Entanglement Assisted High Precision Measurements (Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca 2002)

Active Teleportation and Entangled State Information Technology (ESF ATESIT 2001-2004)

Quantum Information Transmission and Processing: Quantum Teleportation and Error Correction (Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca 1999-2000)

Study of correlations and state reduction in cw and pulsed parametric devices by self homodyne techniques (PAIS INFM TWIN 1999-2000)

Generation and detection of quantum mesoscopic surpositions in parametric media (PRA INFM CAT 1997-2000)

Amplification and Detection of Quantum Information (Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca 1997-98)

Collaborations

H. P. Yuen, P. Kumar (Evanston), F. De Martini, P. Mataloni (Rome), M. Plenio (London), M. H. Rubin and Y. Shih (Baltimore), K. Banaskez (Oxford), S. L. Braunstein (Bangor), G. J. Milburn (Queensland).

Publications

over 70 papers

Talks

20 Invited course on Optimal discrimination of quantum states and operations,
International School and Conference on Quantum Information 2008,
4-12 March 2008, Bhubaneswar, India (INVITED)

19 Quantum-state decorrelation,
International School and Conference on Quantum Information 2008,
4-12 March 2008, Bhubaneswar, India (INVITED)

18 Erasable and unerasable correlations,
Noise, Information and Complexity at Quantum Scale,
4-10 November 2007, Erice, Italy

17 Information-Disturbance Tradeoff in Estimating Maximally Entangled States and in Quantum State Discrimination,
Focus Meeting: Quantum Process Estimation,
27 September - 1 October 2006, Budmerice, Slovakia (INVITED)

16 Information-Disturbance Tradeoff in Estimating Maximally Entangled States and Quantum State Discrimination,
38th Symposium on Mathematical Physics,
4-7 June 2006, Torun, Poland

15 Review of ATESIT project,
QIPC Cluster Review 2006 and Conference,
13-15 February 2006, Paris, France

14 Generating qudits in dimension d=3 and d=4 encoded on two-photon states,
MMD-Meeting, Matter, Materials and Devices
22-25 June 2005, Genova, Italy

13 Covariant quantum measurements that maximise the likelihood and optimal reference frame transmission,
Seminari di Quantum Information 2005,
21 January 2005, Milano, Italy (INVITED)

12 Efficient use of quantum resources for the transmission of a reference frame,
Quantum entanglement in physical and information sciences,
14-18 December 2004, Pisa, Italy.

11 Quantum measurements that maximise the likelihood and optimal reference frame transmission,
Quantum Statistics - Quantum Measurements, Estimation and Related Topics,
15-19 November 2004, Cambridge, UK (INVITED).

10 New quantum measurements for complete information acquisition, optimal detection strategy, and efficient use of quantum resources,
XC Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana di Fisica,
20-25 September 2004, Brescia, Italy (INVITED).

9 Invited course on Optimization in the design of quantum experiments,
6th Volterra-CIRM International School in Quantum Information: Filtering and Control,
3-9 July 2004, Levico Terme, Italy (INVITED).

8 Informationally complete measurements and group representation,
Convegno Nazionale ``Problemi Matematici in Meccanica Quantistica'',
18-20 December 2003, Modena, Italy.

7 Quantum universal detectors,
8th International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations,
9-13 June 2003, Puebla, Mexico (INVITED).

6 Protocols for entanglement transformations of bipartite pure states,
Informal Quantum Information Gathering,
19-22 September 2002, London, UK.

5 Entanglement at distance: qubits versus continuous variables,
Adriatico Research Conference on Quantum Interferometry IV,
11-15 March 2002, Trieste, Italy.

4 Maximum Likelihood estimation of quantum channels,
21 November 2000, Imperial College, London, UK (INVITED).

3 Bell measurements and observables,
Quantum Information Processing: Theory and Experiments,
2-21 July 2000, Benasque, Spain.

2 Homodyning Bell's inequality,
4th International Conference of Quantum Communication, Computing, and Measurement,
22-27 August 1998, Evanston, Illinois.

1 Communication with nonclassical states in the presence of loss,
5th International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations,
27-31 May 1997, Balatonfured, Hungary.

Awards

(9.1999): "Roberto Sala" Award of the Italian Physical Society (SIF): Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Award finalist
(9.1998): Award of the SIF for the Diploma thesis.

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