Digital & Microwave Photonics Group

Antonio Malacarne


Antonio Malacarne received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, in July 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Advanced Studies (SSSUP) of Pisa, Italy, in February 2009.
From 2005 to 2009 he collaborated with SSSUP within several projects including the National project funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) "PEDROS" (RBIN06CWFC), the Bilateral Italian-Canadian International project funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) Prot. 269/8/0127644, the MIUR project "LUNCH" Prot.2007N43PRT-001 and the project "ARNO-T3" funded by Tuscany Region.
In 2006 he was a Visiting Student at the “Photonics Research Center” at KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology), in Seoul, South Korea. In 2008 he was the recipient of the scholarship “Short-term research or professional development scholarship (V3)” from the Québec Government, to cover his stay as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) in Montreal, QC, Canada. From November 2009 to October 2011 he was a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. José Azaña, at INRS.
He currently is a senior researcher at the "National Laboratory of Photonic Networks" of CNIT in both the "High-Capacity Optical Communications" and "Digital and Microwave Photonics" areas. He is also a member of the "Integrated Research Center for Photonic Networks and Technologies" (IRCPhoNeT), a research center jointly supported by SSSUP, CNIT and Ericsson.
He has been co-author of 2 book chapters, 5 international patents, 23 manuscripts published on international journals and about 54 invited and regular talks at international conferences. His research expertise ranges from optical subsystems for analog and digital signal processing, to high-capacity optical communication systems. During his career, his research obtained remarkable results especially in optical pulse shaping, all-optical switching and bistability, point-to-point optical communication systems, microwave photonics and digital photonics in optical nonlinear devices.

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