2023, July 6-8

Best Demo Award for two PhD students of ours at the EUROCON2023 Conference

We are happy to announce that two PhD students of ours won the Best Demo Award at the EUROCON2023 Conference!

The paper title is "Near Real-Time Visualization of Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensor Values Through Desktop Applications and Augmented Reality":

Let us congratulate Alessandro Aimasso and  Antonio Costantino Marceddu

June 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

1st “PhotoNext Researchers' Day”: presentation from our PhD students in Photonics

UPDATE: in the new version of this page, you can also find the .pdf presentations given by all participants.

We are happy to announce the first edition of the "PhotoNext Researcher's Day", that will take place on June 19, 2023, from 14:00 to 18:30 in the Maxwell Room, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino.

The goal of the event is to allow PhD students of the PhotoNext Center to present their research activities in the area of Photonics and to “mix&match” scientific ideas and relations.

The event is open to everyone!

   Roberto Gaudino and Alberto Tibaldi


New paper published today on IEEE Photonic Journal

A new paper of ours was published today in IEEE Photonic Journal: it proposes a novel method for fast alarm generation in case of anomalous events (like large rockfalls or debris flows) in the alpine environment, using polarization-based fiber sensing.

Title:  Algorithm Optimization for Rockfalls Alarm System Based on Fiber Polarization Sensing

Authors: Saverio Pellegrini; Giuseppe Rizzelli; Marco Barla; Roberto Gaudino

You can find the paper at this link.  

Congratulations to all the co-authors!

Timetable for the lab closure in 2023

The days of LINKS Foundation (and consequently PhotoNext main Laboratory) closures for 2023 have been released. Please read this news to know the details.

2023, February 4th

Photonext and the II-level Master in "Quantum Communication and Computing"

The student of the II-level Master in "Quantum Communication and Computing" visited our laboratories. You can find all details here.

2023, February 8th

New paper on IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Lightwave Technology!

A new paper of ours was published today in IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Lightwave Technology: it proposes a computationally very efficient semi-analytical model to predict the performance of ultra-high speed #fiber #coherent transmission systems when polarization dependent loss and bandwidth limitations are particularly relevant.

  • Title:  An Analytical Model for Coherent Transmission Performance Estimation after Generic Jones Matrices
  • Authors: Giuseppe Rizzelli, Pablo Torres-Ferrera, and Roberto Gaudino,  

You can find the paper here.  

2023, June 19-21

MetroAerospace 2023 - Special session on Optical and Innovative Sensors for Aerospace

The Aerospace team that works inside PhotoNext has organized a Special session on "Optical and Innovative Sensors for Aerospace" in the  MetroAerospace 2023 Conference, which will be held in Milan on 2023, June 19-21.

This Session is perfectly superimposed with the PhotoNext research topics on Aerospace applications. Paolo Maggiore and Matteo Dalla Vedova are among the organizers, please contact them for further details.

A new paper of ours was published today in Optics Express!

A new paper of ours was published today in Optics Express (OPTICA Journal) on a possible solution for  future optical access network (for FTTH and Fronthauling on PON above 50 Gbit/s per lambda and in particular on  200G PON). This is another paper from the research group of mine that focuses on physical layer solutions for Passive Optical Networks.

Title:  "Analysis and experiments on C band 200G coherent PON based on Alamouti polarization-insensitive receivers"

Authors: Abir Hraghi, Giuseppe Rizzelli, Annachiara Pagano, Valter Ferrero and Roberto Gaudino

It is an open access paper, so you can read it “for free” :-) at this link.

Congratulations to all the co-authors!

December 2022

One PhD position available inside the EWOC Marie Curie Doctoral Network

We have an open PhD position available at Politecnico di Torino, in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “EWOC” (Enabling Virtualized Wireless and Optical Coexistence for 5G and Beyond). EWOC unites world-class academic excellence in optical and wireless convergence for Beyond 5G networks.

11-12 November 2022


Thanks to the joint effort between the OPTICAL POLITO Student Chapter, LINKS and the PhotoNext Center, we open our laboratories for open public visits to our laboratory on 11-12 November 2022.