Dr Lucia Caspani

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

I received my Bachelor (2003), Master (2006) and PhD Degree (2010) in Physics from Insubria University (Como, Italy). There, I theoretically investigated the spatiotemporal structure of entanglement in second-order nonlinear media (multimode, high-gain regime), in the group led by Professor Luigi Lugiato and Dr Alessandra Gatti.

From April 2011 to May 2014 I have been a postdoctoral fellow at INRS-EMT (Varennes, Canada) in the group led by Prof. Roberto Morandotti, where I mainly worked on nonlinear and quantum integrated optics, focusing on the generation of multimode and multiphoton entanglement, as well as on the generation and detection of THz radiation.

From July 2014 to Jan 2017 I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) with Prof. Daniele Faccio, performing research on the generation of entangled photon triplets, 2D-materials nonlinearity and enhanced nonlinearity in low-permittivity media.

In February 2017 I joined the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, jointly with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, first as a research fellow in the group led by Dr Jennifer Hastie, in the framework of the Birmingham Quantum Hub on Sensors and Metrology.

Since June 2018 I am a Chancellor’s Fellow in the same institute, and I am developing my independent research group, QuaSAp (Quantum Sources and Applications), devoted to the development of compact sources of quantum states of light for quantum metrology, computing and communication.


High-dimensional one-way quantum processing implemented on d-level cluster states
Reimer Christian, Sciara Stefania, Roztocki Piotr, Islam Mehedi, Cortés Luis Romero, Zhang Yanbing, Fischer Bennet, Loranger Sébastien, Kashyap Raman, Cino Alfonso, Chu Sai T, Little Brent E, Moss David J, Caspani Lucia, Munro William J, Azaña José, Kues Michael, Morandotti Roberto
Nature Physics Vol 15, pp. 148-153 (2019)
Integrated sources of photon quantum states based on nonlinear optics
Caspani Lucia, Xiong Chunle, Eggleton Benjamin J, Bajoni Daniele, Liscidini Marco, Galli Matteo, Morandotti Roberto, Moss David J
Light: Science & Applications Vol 6 (2017)
Scalable and effective multi-level entangled photon states : a promising tool to boost quantum technologies
Sciara Stefania, Roztocki Piotr, Fischer Bennet, Reimer Christian, Romero Cortés Luis, Munro William J, Moss David J, Cino Alfonso C, Caspani Lucia, Kues Michael, Azaña José, Morandotti Roberto
Nanophotonics Vol 10, pp. 4447-4465 (2021)
Visible photon generation via four-wave mixing in near-infrared near-zero-index thin films
Carnemolla Enrico G, Jaffray Wallace, Clerici Matteo, Caspani Lucia, Faccio Daniele, Biancalana Fabio, Devault Clayton, Shalaev Vladimir M, Boltasseva Alexandra, Ferrera Marcello
Optics Letters Vol 46, pp. 5433-5436 (2021)
Induced photon correlations through the overlap of two four-wave mixing processes in integrated cavities
Zhang Yanbing, Kues Michael, Roztocki Piotr, Reimer Christian, Fischer Bennet, MacLellan Benjamin, Bisianov Arstan, Peschel Ulf, Little Brent E, Chu Sai T, Moss David J, Caspani Lucia, Morandotti Roberto
Laser and Photonics Reviews Vol 14 (2020)
Two-photon quantum interference and entanglement at 2.1 μm
Prabhakar Shashi, Shields Taylor, Dada Adetunmise C, Ebrahim Mehdi, Taylor Gregor G, Morozov Dmitry, Erotokritou Kleanthis, Miki Shigehito, Yabuno Masahiro, Terai Hirotaka, Gawith Corin, Kues Michael, Caspani Lucia, Hadfield Robert H, Clerici Matteo
Science Advances Vol 6 (2020)

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Research interests

Quantum Optics

Nonlinear Optics

Integrated Optics


Professional activities

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2021 (OSA Advanced Photonics Congress)
Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2020 (OSA Advanced Photonics Congress)
PhD viva Internal Examiner
OSA Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting 2021
Member of programme committee
MPhil Internal Examiner
Mid-infrared two-photon interference and polarization entanglement

More professional activities


Integrated Quantum Frequency Combs for Cluster States Generation
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
High Quantum-Efficiency Detectors
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Quantum-enhanced multiphoton absorption for fluorescence imaging (Quantic Hub EOI)
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Strategic research for SMEs: Helping small companies to access doctoral level engineering | Dickinson, Thomas
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator) Hastie, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Dickinson, Thomas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Dickinson, Thomas
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator) Hastie, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Dickinson, Thomas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
Heralded entangled photon pairs on-chip (RGS\R1\191426)
Caspani, Lucia (Principal Investigator)
27-Jan-2019 - 26-Jan-2020

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Institute of Photonics
Technology Innovation Centre

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