Daniele Bajoni

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Univ. Pavia
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Daniele Bajoni received the PhD in physics from the University of Pavia in 2004, with a thesis entitled "Optical Spectroscopy of Photonic Crystals and Microcavities". He later spent a three year post-doc at the Laboratoire de Photonique and Nanostructures (LPN-CNRS) in Marcoussis, France, and since January 2008 he is staff researcher at the University of Pavia.
His research interests are optical and electrical properties of semiconductor heterostructures, nonlinear optical phenomena, strong light-matter interaction and cavity quantum electrodynamics.
During his PhD his research activity has been focused on the guiding and confining properties of photonic crystal waveguides, which he experimentally investigated using several advanced optical techniques, including attenuated total reflectance on microspots and phase-sensitive spectroscopy. During his post-doc he studied the strong optical nonlinear properties of exciton polaritons, demonstrating novel phenomena, including lasing of self-interacting matter-waves in pillar microcavities, electrical injection of exciton polaritons and bistability of diodes in the strong coupling regime. He has strong competences in optical spectroscopy, both linear and nonlinear, nano-optics and clean room techniques for sample preparation.
His actual research activity at the university of Pavia involves nonlinear optics and strong coupling in photonic crystals, and the spectroscopic properties of materials in the VUV and X-ray spectral regions. Since February 15 2008 he is the coordinator of the project "Photonic crystal polaritons for entangled photon generation" within the Innesco initiative of CNISM, a collaboration between the groups of linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of the University of Pavia and the LPN-CNRS.
He is author of about 30 articles on peer reviews international journals. He gave contributions to several international conferences, some of which invited. He is referee for Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Physical Review B, and Physica Status Solidi.
His teaching activity involves two courses in classical mechanics and thermodynamics for engineering students at the University of Pavia. He has taken part in the coordination of the experimental work of students for the final work of the Master in Optics and Photonics of the University of Orsay and for the Master in Optoelectronic Engineering at the University of Pavia.

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