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Stefania Sciara

Post-Doc Fellow

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Stefania Sciara got her Bachelor Degree (110/110 cum Laude) in Physical Sciences on March 2014 as well as the Master Degree in Theoretical Physics (110/110 cum Laude) on October 2015, at the University of Palermo. Stefania focused her academic studies on quantum mechanics, with specific attention to the theoretical investigation of the entanglement phenomenon. In her Master thesis (titled “Schmidt-like decomposition for systems of identical particle”) she explored entanglement in systems of identical particles, deriving an analogue form of the well-known Schmidt mode decomposition for indistinguishable particles without using either fictitious labels or (anti)-symmetrization. This study resulted in the publication Scientific Reports 7, 44675 (2017). During her PhD research, Stefania has investigated theoretically complex systems of entangled photons, with specific focus on the time and frequency frameworks. The theoretical studies contributed in the experimental realization of and entanglement characterization of complex entangled photon states, in particular high-dimensional Bell and multipartite cluster states. The team’s work resulted in two publications, i.e. Nature 546, 622-624 (2017), and Nature Physics 15, 148-153 (2019). Stefania finally focused her research studies in the derivation of universal witness operators capable of detecting the presence as well as the entanglement of any arbitrarily-complex pure quantum state and that can be customized towards experimental restrictions and/or available measurement settings. The peculiarity of these witnesses is the feasibility with which they can be measured experimentally. This work resulted in the publication Physical Review Letters 122, 120501 (2019).

Stefania is currently a Post-Doc Fellow in Prof. Morandotti’s group. Following the research lines pursued during her PhD, she is focusing on the generation and processing of complex entangled photon states towards their use for quantum technology applications, such as quantum communications and quantum teleportation.

 

Honors & Awards

  1. 2016 Best Student Poster Presentation Award, Photonics North, Québec City, Québec, Canada. CAD$ 350.
  2. Full Scholarship awarded by the Italian Physical Society to participate in the “Frontiers in Modern Optics” Summer School as part of the “International School of Physics: Enrico Fermi” in Varenna, Italy, 2016. CAD$ 1.300.
  1. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, J. Azaña, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, and R. Morandotti, “Cluster states go high-dimensional with time and frequency”, Optics & Photonics News- Special, Issue in Optics 2019, accepted on October 4, 2019.
  2. S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, C. Rimoldi, M. Chemnitz, B Fischer, L. Romero Cortés, W.J. Munro, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, C. Reimer, M. Kues, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Generation and processing of complex photon states with quantum frequency combs”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Invited), Print ISSN: 1041-1135 Online ISSN: 1941-0174 DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2019.2944564 (2019).
  3. S. Sciara, C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, A. Cino, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, and R. Morandotti, “Universal N-partite d-level pure-state entanglement Witness based on realistic measurement settings”. Physical Review Letters 122, 120501 (2019).
  4. C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “High-dimensional One-way Quantum Processing Implemented on d-level Cluster States”. Nature Physics 15, 148-153 (2019).
  5. P. Roztocki, S. Sciara, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Wetzel, M. Islam, B. Fischer, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Complex Quantum State Generation and Coherent Control Based on Integrated Frequency Combs” (invited), Journal of Lightwave Technology 37, 338-344 (2019).
  6. B. MacLellan, P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, A. Cino, S. T Chu, B. E Little, D. J Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Generation and coherent control of pulsed quantum frequency combs”, Journal of Visualized Experiments (136), e57517, DOI: 10.3791/57517 (2018).
  7. C. Reimer, Y. Zhang, P. Roztocki, S. Sciara, L. Cortés, M. Islam, B. Fischer, B. Wetzel, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Frequency Combs and Telecommunications Signal Processing Meet Quantum Optics”, Frontiers of Optoelectronics 11, pp. 134-147 (2018).
  8. P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, B. Wetzel, S. Sciara, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, B. Little, S.T. Chu, D.J. Moss, and R. Morandotti, “Practical System for the Generation of Pulsed Quantum Frequency Combs”, Optics Express 16, pp. 18940-18949 (2017).
  9. M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Scaling On-Chip Entangled Photon States to Higher Dimensions”, Optics & Photonics News Special Issue: Optics in 2017, Issue 12, (2017).
  10. 1M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Generation of High-Dimensional Entangled Quantum States and their Coherent Control”, Nature 546, pp. 622-624 (2017).
  11. S. Sciara, R. Lo Franco, and G. Compagno, “Schmidt decomposition made universal to unveil the entanglement of identical particles” (2017).
  12. S. Sciara, R. Lo Franco, and G. Compagno, “Universality of Schmidt decomposition and particle identity”, Scientific Reports 7, 44675 (2017).
  13. M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, S. Sciara, L. Caspani, Y. Bromberg, B. Wetzel, F. Grazioso, M. Clerici, M. Peccianti, M. Ferrera, A. Pasquazi, B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, D. J. Moss, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Frequency Combs for Optical Quantum State Generation”, IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter, pp. 10-16 (Ottobre 2016).
  1. S. Sciara, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Generation and coherent processing of complex entangled photon states through integrated quantum frequency combs”, International Conference of Quantum, Nonlinear and Nanophotonics (ICQNN), Sophia, Bulgary, September 2-4, 2019.
  2. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Quantum frequency combs for the on-chip generation, coherent control and processing of complex entangled photon states”, Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference, Saskatoon (SK), Canada, July 28- August 1, 2019. (presented by S. Sciara)
  3. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “D-dimensional frequency-time entangled cluster states with on-chip frequency combs”, Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics, Burlingame, California (US), July 29- August 1, 2019.
  4. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, B. Wetzel, B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, and R. Morandotti, “Integrated frequency combs for the on-chip generation of optical quantum states”, META 2019 International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics, Lisbon, Portugal, July 23- 26, 2019.
  5. L. Caspani, S. Sciara, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Generation of on-chip d-dimensional entangled cluster states and their characterization via optimal entanglement witnesses”, META 2019 International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics, Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-26, 2019.
  6. P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Kerr combs and telecommunications components for the generation and high-dimensional quantum processing of d-level cluster states”, ICTON 2019 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Angers, France, July 9-13, 2019.
  7. S. Sciara, C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip generation, coherent control and processing of complex entangled photon states”, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (US), July 8-10, 2019.
  8. S. Sciara, C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, A. Cino, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, W.J. Munro, and R. Morandotti, “Universal multipartite d-level entanglement witnesses for realistic measurement settings”, CLEO Europe, Munich, Germany, June 23-27, 2019.
  9. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, W.J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Optical d-level frequency-time-based cluster states”, CLEO Europe, Munich, Germany, June 23-27, 2019.
  10. P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A.Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, W.J. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Hyper-entanglement in time and frequency”, CLEO Europe, Munich, Germany, June 23-27, 2019 (poster).
  11. P. Roztocki, M. Islam, C. Reimer, B. Fischer, S. Sciara, Y. Zhang, D.J. Moss, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Removing phase ambiguity in fiber-based interferometers for coherent time-bin operations”, CLEO Europe, Munich, Germany, June 23-27, 2019 (poster).
  12. S. Sciara, C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, A. Cino, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, W.J. Munro, and R. Morandotti, “Universal multipartite d-level entanglement witnesses for realistic measurement settings”, Photonics North Conference, Quebec City (QC), Canada, May 21-23, 2019. (presented by S. Sciara)
  13. P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Optical d-level frequency-time-based cluster states”, Photonics North Conference, Quebec City (QC), Canada, May 21-23, 2019.
  14. B. Fischer, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, Y. Zhang, D.J. Moss, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Phase retrieval in fiber-based interferometers”, Photonics North Conference, Quebec City (QC), Canada, May 21-23, 2019.
  15. C. Reimer, M. Kues, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “High-dimensional one-way quantum computation operations with on-chip optical d-level cluster states”, CLEO, San Jose, California (US), May 5-10, 2019.
  16. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “High-dimensional one-way quantum processing enabled by optical d-level cluster states”, Quantum Information and Measurement, Roma, Italy, April 4-6, 2019.
  17. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, M. Islam, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Fischer, S. Loranger, R. Kashyap, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, W. J. Munro, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “D-dimensional frequency-time entangled cluster states with on-chip/fiber-based photonic systems”, European Quantum Technology Conference 2019 (EQTC19), Grenoble, France, February 18-22, 2019.
  18. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Generation and Coherent Manipulation of Complex Quantum States Based on Integrated Frequency Combs”, Photonics in Switching and Computing, Limassol, Cyprus, September 19-21, 2018.
  19. M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Complex Entangled Photon States on a Chip”, Foundations & Advances in Nonlinear Science and 4nd International Symposium Advances in Nonlinear Photonics, Minsk, Belarus, September 24-28, 2018.
  20. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, L. Caspani, A. Cino, S. T. Chu, D. J. Moss, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip generation and coherent control of entangled d-level biphoton states”, Photonics North Conference, Montreal (QC), Canada, June 5-7, 2018.
    (presented by S. Sciara)
  21. Y. Zhang, M. Islam, P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, B. Fischer, Y. Bromberg, L. Caspani, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Noise contributions in on-chip four-photon states”, Photonics North Conference, Montreal (QC), Canada, June 5-7, 2018.
  22. M. Kues, C. Reimer, S. Sciara, P. Roztocki, B. Wetzel, L. Caspani, S. T. Chu, D. J. Moss, and R. Morandotti, “Generation of Correlated Photons”, Photonics North, Montreal (QC), Canada, June 5-7, 2018. (presented by S. Sciara)
  23. P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Scalable On-chip Generation and Coherent Control of Complex Optical Quantum States”, CLEO, San Francisco, California (US), May 13-18, 2018.
  24. S. Sciara, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, D. J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Integrated Frequency Combs for On-Chip Generation of High-Dimensional Entangled Photon States and Their Coherent Control”, SPIE Photonics Europe, Strasburg, France, April 22-26, 2018.
  25. M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, B.E. Little, S.T. Chu, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “High-dimensional Optical Quantum States from Integrated Frequency Combs and Their Coherent Control”, Photonics West, San Francisco, California (US), January 27- February 1, 2018.
  26. P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, B. Wetzel, S. Sciara, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, and R. Morandotti, “Practical Excitation Schemes for Integrated Micro-Cavity Based Quantum Frequency Combs”, Photonics West, San Francisco, California (US), January 27- February 1, 2018.
  27. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, B. Wetzel, Y. Bromberg, B.E. Little, S.T. Chu, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip quantum state generation by means of integrated frequency combs”, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, San Juan, Puerto Rico (US), July 10-12, 2017. (presented by S. Sciara)
  28. S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, B. Wetzel, F. Grazioso, B.E. Little, S.T. Chu, T. Johnston, Y. Bromberg, L. Caspani, D.J. Moss, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip frequency combs for scalable quantum state generation”, Photonics North Conference, Ottawa (ON), Canada, June 6-8, 2017. (presented by S. Sciara)
  29. P. Roztocki, S. Sciara, M. Kues, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-Chip Generation and Coherent Control of D-Level Entangled Photon States Through Integrated Frequency Combs”, Quantum Technology International Conference, Paris, France, September 5-7, 2018.
  30. P. Roztocki, C. Reimer, M. Kues, S. Sciara, L. Romero Cortés, Y. Zhang, B. Wetzel, M. Islam, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, M. Kues, and R. Morandotti, “Framework for Complex Quantum State Generation and Coherent Control Based On On-Chip Frequency Combs”, Frontiers in Optics, Washington, District of Columbia (US), September 16-20, 2018.
  31. C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Integrated Generation of High-dimensional Entangled Photon States and Their Coherent Control”, Frontiers in Optics, Washington, District of Columbia (USA), September 16-20, 2018.
  32. P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Generation and Coherent Control of Complex Optical Quantum States”, URSI AT-RASC, Gran Canarias, Spain, May 28- June 1, 2018.
  33. M. Kues, C. Reimer, P. Roztocki, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azana, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Entangled D-level Photon States – Scalable Generation and Coherent Processing”, CLEO, San Jose, California (US), May13-18, 2018.
  34. C. Reimer, M. Kues, P. Roztocki, S. Sciara, L. Romero Cortés, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “On-chip Quantum Optical Frequency Comb Sources”, Optical Fiber Communication Conference, San Diego, California (US), March 8-12, 2018.
  35. P. Roztocki, M. Kues, C. Reimer, L. Romero Cortés, S. Sciara, B. Wetzel, Y. Zhang, A. Cino, S.T. Chu, B.E. Little, D.J. Moss, L. Caspani, J. Azaña, and R. Morandotti, “Integrated Generation of Complex Optical Quantum States and Their Coherent Control”, Nanophotonics Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, December 10-13, 2017.

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