Virginia D'Auria
Associate professor at the Institut de Physique de Nice

Institut de Physique de Nice site Valrose

UMR 7010 CNRS - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

avenue Joseph Vallot 06108 Nice, France

Tel: (0033) 4 92 07 67 61

Short CV

Virginia D’Auria has worked on continuous variable (CV), discrete variable (DV) and hybrid quantum optical systems, with strong competences on both experimental and theoretical quantum optics. In 2002, she graduated in Physics at the University of Naples "Federico II" with a specialization in Physics of Matter. After her PhD in Naples under the supervision of Salvatore Solimeno and Matteo G.A. Paris, she moved to the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel where she joined the quantum optics group of prof. Claude Fabre.
During her doctoral and post-doctoral research (2003-2010), she has worked on CV free-space quantum optics and on its application to quantum state generation, manipulation and characterization via homodyne detection and quantum state tomography. In this framework, she also worked on conditional state preparation and investigated both in theory and experiments the quantum characterization of single-photon detectors for applications to quantum state engineering. All these works exploited as source of non-classical states parametric down conversion in optical parametric oscillators.

In 2010 she joined the group of Quantum Photonics and Information led by Sébastien Tanzilli at INPHYNI, where she now works on DV quantum communication and, in particular, on the generation, manipulation and detection of single photon quantum states compatible with the transmission and routing in existing fibre networks. In this context, she has coordinated an ANR project (ANR Emergence – CONNEQT) exploiting an original configuration of DV entanglement swapping to implement ultra-fast quantum communication over long distance. More recently, in collaboration with the Quantum Optics group of the INO - Lens in Florence (Here), she developed at INPHYNI a research line on CV quantum optics relying on a full guided-wave approach for the generation and characterization on single and two mode CV non-classical states as well as for their manipulation via hybrid detection systems. She is currently leader of an ANR project on the generation of hybrid entanglement between CV- and DV-encoded optical qubit (ANR - Hylight). This work is developed in collaboration with the Quantum Networks Team led by prof. J. Laurat at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (Here) and with the group of theoretical team of Quantum Information and Technologies led by profs. Perola Milman and Thomas Coudreau at Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques (Here)

She is co-author of 22 papers and 1 book chapter and she is co-inventor of a patent on remote entanglement source synchronization.

Link to INPHYNI webpage: Here

Link to the webpage of the Quantum Photonics and Information group: Here

Links to my previous groups:

Departement of Physics at University of Naples Federico II: Here

Quantum Optics groups at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel: Here