PhotoNext is the POLITO Inter-Departimental Center for Photonic technologies, focused on experimental and applied research in three key areas: optical fiber ultra-high speed communication systems, optical sensors and optical components for industrial applications.

You can find here a video describing the main features of the Center.


Starting from 2019, the Center is closely connected with FIP "Fotonica in Piemonte", the infrastructure on Applied Photonics sponsored by a project of Regione Piemonte. You can find here the brochure application/pdf (8.01 MB) describing this organization, and also the video of the kick-off event.


Wednesday 23 June 2021

Photonext Seminar by Dr. Riccardo Piccoli: Nonlinear phenomena in gas-filled hollow-core fibers

High-energy ultrashort optical pulses have opened new avenues in the investigation of ultrafast and strong-field-driven phenomena. However, the direct generation of such pulses, from visible to terahertz (THz) frequencies, is still very challenging and requires broadband spectra not directly available from common laser gain media. In this seminar, we will see how gas-filled hollow-core fiberscan be successfully employed in a vast variety of situations including extreme pulse broadening and compression, ultrabroadband THz generation, and extreme Raman red-shift.

Online Meeting (ZOOM) ID: 822 5669 2345 Passcode: 633103

Link to the Seminar complete program application/pdf (501.81 kB).

From: 2021, Monday June 28th

PhD Course: “Photonext: Hands-on course on Photonics for Fiber Transmission”: 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of the PhD Course: “Photonext: Hands-on course on Photonics for Fiber Transmission” will ultimately take place! It was not easy, but we manage to find a way to have LIVE experimental session in each of the three weeks of the course.

The students will be guided through three different sets of experiments involving optical fiber systems. You can find further information iby clicking on the title of this news.

2021, April 27th

Seminar on Free Space Optical Communications by Dr. Italo Toselli

Optical Turbulence and its impact on Free Space Optical Communications
Dr. Italo Toselli – Fraunhofer IOSB Ettlingen, Germany
Tuesday 27 April 2021
11:30 – 13:00 POLITO Virtual Classroom
Link to the flyer application/pdf (540.33 kB)

Link to the recorded video of the seminar