Luigi Di Lauro started his studies in Physics at the University of Salerno (Italy) in 2006, gaining a strong background in Condensate Matter Physics. He received his Master’s degree (summa cum laude) in 2013, discussing the thesis: “Electron-Hole Correlations Induced by Retroreflection in Ferromagnet-Superconductor Junctions”, under the supervision of Prof. Canio Noce.
His research interests then moved to the field of Nonlinear Photonics, joining the “Emergent Photonics laboratory” (EPic) at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Sussex (UK), where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2018, under the supervision of Dr Alessia Pasquazi. His thesis, entitled: “Control of Dynamical Regimes in Optical Microresonators Exploiting Parametric Interaction”, demonstrated a scheme for the control of nonlinear regimes in microresonators, assuming an interplay between the ultra-fast Kerr effect and slow intensity-dependent nonlinearities, in presence of parametric interaction.
In 2018, he covered a short-term position as Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, performing market research on “Atomic Cocks for Precision Timing Applications”, for commercial exploitation of a portable optical frequency standard.
In January 2019 Luigi moved to Canada, where is working as Postdoctoral researcher in the Nonlinear Photonics group of Prof. Roberto Morandotti, at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT). His current research is focussed on microresonators and integrated optics for reservoir computing applications.