About Us

The Photonic Devices Group operates at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano since 1996.
Our prime competences are in passive and nonlinear integrated optical circuits on both low index contrast and high index contrast platforms.
We are researching to increase the scalability of Photonic Integrated Circuit while reducing the design complexity.
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Record high TOC of SiOC

  Silicon Oxycarbide (SiOC) have gained significant attention in scientific community and has been adopted in several important fields of technology including Lithium batteries, photoluminescence and interlayer dielectrics. At Photonic Devices Group, Faisal, a PhD candidate with Prof. Morichetti and Prof. Melloni, has developed Silicon Oxycarbide (SiOC), a promising material…

2nd seminar on Photonics

The photonic devices group is pleased to invite you at the seminar organized for the International Day of Light. The seminar will be held by: Prof. Ghanshyam Singh (Distinguished Lecturer IEEE Photonics Society): “Photonic Integrated Devices and Systems: Technology for next Generation Telecom Networks” Prof. David Miller (Stanford University): “Reducing…


Nicola successfully defended his dissertation titled “INTEGRATED OPTICAL PLATFORM FOR BIOSENSOR APPLICATIONS” on the 4th of March. Now Nicola joined the Photonic Devices Group as a post-doc…. Congratulation !

Enabling infrastructures for emerging technologies

The photonic devices group is pleased to invite you at the workshop: “Enabling infrastructures for emerging technologies” Polifab, the micro and nanofabrication center of Politecnico di Milano, is organizing the workshop, a unique opportunity to reflect on infrastructures and technologies. During the event, both local and european institutions, infrastructure manager…

Our research highlighted among the 2017 best results in optics

Our recently research “Unscrambling light—automatically undoing strong mixing between modes”, published in Light: Science & Applications has been chosen as one of the most 30 relevant publications of 2017 by the Optical Society of America. The outcome of the research is an optical device capable of unscrambling light beams that…

New research published in “Light”

The Photonic Devices Group and the I3N lab, in collaboration with Stanford University, have published in the prestigious journal Light: Science and Applications (Nature Publishing Group) an important research that paves the way for new programmable photonic processors for telecom and datacom applications, image processing, neural networks and quantum computing….

Advanced Optical Materials Cover

The photonic devices group published a work that has been selected for the inside front cover of Advanced Optical Materials, the leading journal dedicated to the most significant innovations in the field of optical materials. This study demonstrates the possibility to modify the optical properties of an optical material, in…

Seminar on carbon-nanotubes

The photonic devices group is pleased to invite you at the seminar: “Organic and hybrid electronics applications: the case of carbon-nanotubes for Thermoelectrics and Fully-printed Field-Effect Transistors” The seminar will be held by Isis Maqueira (PhD Physics Engineering, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Politecnico di Milano). Venue and date: At…

Annoni Ph.D. dissertation

On February 2nd, Andrea Annoni defended his Ph.D dissertation “Control strategies in large photonic integrated circuits” in front of a committee of selected experts.

Seminar on Silicon Photonics

The photonic devices group is pleased to invite you at the seminar: “Silicon Photonics: from academic clean rooms to commercial foundries” The seminar will be held by M. Sorel (university of Glasgow), F. Morichetti (Politecnico di Milano) and M. Zuffada (STMicrolectronics). Venue and date: Politecnico di Milano, piazza Leonardo da…