Curriculum Vitae

Generalities


Education

  • 2001 Master Degree in Physics, Department of Physics - University of Florence
  • 2005 PhD in Physics – Department of Physics, University of Florence - Thesis on Ultra-cold atoms in optical lattices for the study of optical forbidden transitions for future frequency standards. Supervisor Prof. G. M. Tino

CURRENT POSITION

  • 2018 – Associate Professor; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence - 02/B1 – Physics of Matter;
  • 2010 - 2017 Assistant Professor; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence

FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2006 Research fellow - INRIM laboratories (Torino)
    Two-way satellite system for remote comparison of primary atomic standards (cesium fountain clocks. Ref. Dr. A. Godone, Dr. F. Levi
  • 2007 Research fellow - NIST, Boulder (USA)
    Remote comparisons between optical clocks based on alkaline-earth metals (calcium, strontium, characterization of an ytterbium optical lattice clock. Ref. Dr. C.W. Oates
  • 2008 - 2010 Research fellow - European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS).
    Atom optics. Ref. Prof. G. M. Tino
  • 2017 Research Fellow - JILA, University of Colorado.
    Ref. Dr. J. M. Thompson, Dr. J. Ye

Research highlights

  • 2001-2002 Dynamics of ultra-cold Potassium atoms in optical lattices; new cooling methods based on parametric excitation in an-harmonic optical dipole traps [Poli2002-Phys.Rev.A(R), Jauregui2001-Phys.Rev.A].
  • 2003 First absolute frequency measurement of the forbidden transitions of Sr atoms with optical frequency comb technique [Ferrari2003-Phys.Rev.Lett.]
  • 2005 First ultra-cold isotopic mixtures of Sr atoms [Poli2005-Phys.Rev.A(R)], sympathetic cooling of Sr isotopes towards quantum degeneracy [Ferrari2006-Phys.Rev.A].
  • 2006 Long coherence time Bloch oscillations of Sr atoms in optical lattices [Ferrari2006-Phys.Rev.Lett.].
  • 2007-2008 First remote comparison of distant Sr and Ca optical atomic clocks through optical fiber link [Ludlow2008-Science], first characterization of 174Yb optical lattice clock with hyper-polarizability effects [Poli2008-Phys.Rev.A, Barber2008-PhysRevLett.]
  • 2009 Simplified optical lattice clock on Sr [Poli2009-Appl.Phys.B]
  • 2010-2011 Accurate Sr gravimeter [Poli2011-Phys.Rev.Lett.]
  • 2011-2014, First Italian optical link (642 km long) between UNIFI and INRIM [Calonico2014-Appl.Phys.B, Clivati2013-IEEE Phot.Lett.2013], compact and transportable Sr optical lattice clock [Poli2014-Appl.Phys.B]. Review article on optical lattice clocks [Poli2013-Riv.NuovoCimento].
  • 2014-2016 Sr atom interferometry: WEP and spin-gravity test at 10-7 level [Tarallo2014-Phys.Rev.Lett.]; high precision Sr Bragg gravimeter [Mazzoni2015-Phys.Rev.A], trapped Bragg-Bloch Sr interferometer [Zhang2016-Phys.Rev.A],
  • 2016-2018 Sr atom gradiometer on ultra-narrow intercombination transition [DelAguila2018-New.J.Phys, Hu2017-Phys.Rev.Lett.], spin-squeezed states in Bragg interferometers [Salvi2017-Phys.Rev.Lett.] precise measurements of optical frequencies on Sr [Marti2018-Phys.Rev.Lett.]



Publications


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Selected list of publications

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