Scholarship – Dr. Faralli

CNIT call for a one-year scholarship dedicated to Dr. Stefano Faralli for activities in the sector of integrated photonic technologies where he has been contributing for years.

The title of the grant is: “High-bit-rate Transceivers for Radiation-Hard Applications

The tender which expires on 18 October 2023 is available on the CNIT website.

At the following link:

Scholarship Abstract:
Silicon photonics (SiPh) shows considerable potential as a radiation-hard technology for building high-speed optical transmission links to send data across radiation-rich environments, e.g., space, nuclear power plants and particle physics detectors. In the last decade, preliminary results have shown that SiPh circuits can effectively operate in environments with large ionizing radiation, such as it is expected in high-energy physics experimental runs. State-of-the-art SiPh transceivers are nowadays designed and qualified for commercial terrestrial optical systems, while SiPh-based high-speed transceivers operation in radiation-rich is not yet well explored. The goal of the proposed research activity will be the investigation of radiation tolerance in custom SiPh devices and systems to be operated in experiments which require tens of Gb/s data bandwidth.


Stefano Faralli , Assistant Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2000, the M.Sc. degree in optical communications systems and networks from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications technology from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2006. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Optoelectronics Group, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA and from 2015 to 2017, a Senior Process Engineer with the Inphotec Center of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in charge for the PECVD and LPCVD processes deposition, wet and dry oxidation. He was co-founder of Infibra Technologies S.r.l., a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He was author or co-author of over 150 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference digests, and co-inventor of more than 10 patents. His research interests included optical fiber sensors, integrated optics, silicon photonics, thin film processing, and optical amplification for communication systems and networks.