Research

Our research group explores and builds on quantum effects at the nanoscale occurring in individual solid-state impurities. Our activity is developed along three lines.

We investigate the physics of individual spins associated with optically active point defects in various semiconductor with a particular focus on silicon, combining the best attributes of atomic and of condensed matter systems for fiber-based quantum communications.

We exploit single spins isolated in diamond for the development and use of versatile quantum sensors offering an unprecedented combination of high sensitivity and high spatial resolution.

We explore the physics of ultrawide-bandgap semiconductors for applications in deep-ultraviolet optoelectronics. Our activities are currently focused on hexagonal boron nitride, a 2D material with outstanding properties for deep-ultraviolet devices