Digital & Microwave Photonics Group

Giovanni Serafino


Giovanni Serafino received in 2009 the M.S. degree cum laude in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. In 2009 he joined for some months the National Laboratory of Photonic Networks of CNIT in Pisa. In November of the same year he started the Ph.D. programme with Scuola Sant’Anna di Pisa, where he is currently a Ph.D. student in "Innovative technologies of information and communication engineering and robotics – Photonics technologies".
His research interests are in the field of optical communications and microwave photonics. In particular, he is involved in research activities related to radar systems applications such as optical generation of ultra-stable RF carriers over wide frequency ranges, optical generation of wideband amplitude- and phase-modulated RF signals, precise optical sampling of RF signals, processing of optical samples for high-sampling-rate RF receivers, optical beam-forming and true-time delay, radio-over-fiber. He also carried on experimental activities on wireless communications systems, like optical up- and down-conversion of reconfigurable wideband RF signals. Moreover, he is also involved in on all-optical signal processing activities, in particular in 3R all-optical regeneration, and all-optical networking (all-optical buffering, all-optical logical operations on data packets, wavelength and modulation formats conversion).

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