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Nicola Montaut

Post-Doc Fellow

Nicola Montaut graduated from Amity University, India in 2014 with a Bachelor’s + Master’s degree in Nanotechnology with a specialization in Nanophotonics and Renewable Energy sources. Her thesis work focussed on the investigation of photorefraction in lithium niobate during her Master’s and the development of anti-reflective coatings for solar applications during her Bachelor’s. In late 2014, she was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to conduct her Ph.D. research in the field of quantum optics, supervised by Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn of Paderborn University, Germany. Her work aimed to realize high efficiency heralded single-photon sources on a fiber-integrated lithium niobate platform and benchmark its quantum characteristics. During her stay at Paderborn, she also worked on several inter-departmental projects as well as joint-collaborative work with the University of Oxford, CNRS Nice, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and IdQuantique. She successfully defended her Ph.D. in November 2019 with a magna cum laude. Since February 2020, she has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Nonlinear Photonics group of Prof. Roberto Morandotti.

 

  1. Philip Georgi, Marcello Massaro, Kai-Hong Luo, Basudeb Sain, Nicola Montaut, Harald Herrmann, Thomas
    Weiss, Guixin Li, Christine Silberhorn, Thomas Zentgraf, “Metasurface interferometry towards quantum
    sensors”, Nature, Light: Science & Applications 8 (1), 1-7.
  2. Marcello Massaro, Evan Meyer-Scott, Nicola Montaut, Harald Herrmann, Christine Silberhorn, “Improving
    SPDC single-photon sources via extended heralding and feed-forward control”, New Journal of Physics 21 (5),
    053038.
  3. Nicola Montaut, Omar S. Magana-Loaiza, Tim J. Bartley, Varun B. Verma, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin,
    Christine Silberhorn, and Thomas Gerrits, “Simultaneous characterization of telecom photon pairs in the
    spatial and spectral degrees of freedom using compressive sensing”, Optica 5 (11), 1418-1423.
  4. Jan Philipp Höpker, Moritz Bartnick, Evan Meyer-Scott, Frederik Thiele, Stephan Krapick, Nicola Montaut,
    Matteo Santandrea, Harald Herrmann, Sebastian Lengeling, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring, Torsten Meier,
    Adriana Lita, Varun Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Christine Silberhorn, Tim J. Bartley, “Towards
    integrated superconducting detectors on lithium niobate waveguides”, APL Photonics 4 (5), 056103.
  5. Nicola Montaut, Linda Sansoni, Evan Meyer-Scott, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring, Harald Herrmann, and
    Christine Silberhorn, “High-efficiency Plug-and-Play Source of Heralded Single Photons”, Phys. Rev. Applied
    8, 024021 [Physical Review Applied Editors’ Suggestion] [Highlighted by APS Physics] [Featured by
    Advances in Engineering].
  6. Evan Meyer-Scott, Nicola Montaut, Johannes Tiedau, Linda Sansoni, Harald Herrmann, Tim J. Bartley, and
    Christine Silberhorn, “Limits on the heralding efficiencies and spectral purities of spectrally filtered single
    photons from photon-pair sources”, Phys. Rev. A 95, 061803(R).
  1. Evan Meyer-Scott, Nidhin Prasannan, Nicola Montaut, Johannes Tiedau, Georg Harder, Linda Sansoni,
    Harald Herrmann, Christof Eigner, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring, Tim J Bartley, Sonja Barkhofen,
    Christine Silberhorn, “Engineering integrated sources of entangled photon pairs” Laser Science LM3B. 1
    (2018)
  2. Marcello Massaro, Evan Meyer-Scott, Nicola Montaut, Harald Herrmann, Christine Silberhorn, “Improving
    SPDC single-photon sources via spectral filtering and feed-forward control”, International Conference on
    Integrated Quantum Photonics ICIQP (2018).
  3. Evan Meyer-Scott, Nidhin Prasannan, Nicola Montaut, Johannes Tiedau, Georg Harder, Linda Sansoni,
    Harald Herrmann, John M Donohue, Christof Eigner, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring, Tim J Bartley, Sonja
    Barkhofen, Christine Silberhorn, “Waveguide Sources of Entangled and Unentangled Photon Pairs”, Laser
    Physics, lasphys (2018).
  4. Jan Philipp Höpker, Moritz Bartnick, Evan Meyer-Scott, Frederik Thiele, Stephan Krapick, Nicola Montaut,
    Matteo Santandrea, Harald Herrmann, Sebastian Lengeling, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring, Torsten Meier,
    Adriana Lita, Varun Verma, Thomas Gerrits, Sae Woo Nam, Christine Silberhorn, Tim J. Bartley, “Towards
    integrated superconducting detectors on lithium niobate waveguides”, SPIE Quantum Photonic Devices (2017)
    [Invited talk]. Proc. SPIE 10358, Quantum Photonic Devices, 1035809 (29 August 2017); doi:
    10.1117/12.2273388
  5. Panagiotis Vergyris, Florian Kaiser, Nicola Montaut, Olivier Alibart, Harald Herrmann, Christine Silberhorn,
    and Sébastien Tanzilli, “Quantum metrology with two-photon phase-sensitivity and single-photon detection”,
    Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) 2017, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of
    America, 2017), paper QT6A.14.
  6. Evan Meyer-Scott, Nicola Montaut, Johannes Tiedau, Linda Sansoni, Raimund Ricken, Viktor Quiring,
    Harald Herrmann, Tim J. Bartley, and Christine Silberhorn, “A plug & play single photon source with high
    heralding efficiency, and application to purity-efficiency tradeoff under spectral filtering”, Single Photon
    Workshop, NIST Boulder, United States of America (2017) [Contributed talk].
  7. Nicola Montaut, Linda Sansoni, Evan Meyer-Scott, Harald Herrmann, and Christine Silberhorn, “Highefficiency
    plug-and-play single photon source”, Scientific School Architectures for Quantum Photonic Circuits
    in CNRS, France (2017) [Poster].
  8. Nicola Montaut, Linda Sansoni, Harald Herrmann and Christine Silberhorn, “Fibre pigtailed PDC-based
    single photon sources”, Young Scientist’s conference on Quantum information with photons, University of
    Bristol, United Kingdom (2016) [Oral presentation].
  9. Nicola Montaut, Raimund Ricken, Harald Herrmann, Hubertus Suche and Christine Silberhorn, “Low-loss
    fibre-waveguide coupling for PDC-based single photon sources”, Workshop in integrated quantum photonics,
    University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2015) [Poster].