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Antonella Bogoni  

Antonella Bogoni, head of research area of CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), is one of the pioneers of the Integrated Research Center for Photonic Networks and Technologies created in Pisa in 2001 as a part of a broad agreement among four partners, CNIT, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Marconi Communications S.p.A. (now Ericsson) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), aiming to create in Pisa a world-class Center of Excellence, where currently she is leader of the “digital & microwave photonics” area. Antonella Bogoni dedicated her research activity to photonics technologies for ultra-fast optical communication systems, in order to meet the needs of a faster Internet and of a new generation of user services. In 2004 she proposed the fastest optical regenerator at that time, working at 160 billions of bit per second thanks to photonics technologies (10 times faster than the electronic technologies available at that time). Also in 2004 she obtained her first national funding for the realization of a new prototype of pulsed laser for high capacity optical communication networks. From 2008 she collaborates with the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles where she worked in 2008 and from 2009 to 2010 as winner of a “Fulbright” scholarship. In the USC laboratories she developed the first photonic processor prototype suitable for logic operations using the light with a speed of 640 billions of operations per second, about one hundreds times higher compared to the electronics. In 2009 she is scientific person in charge for CNIT of the project “ACEPLAN “ACtivE PLAsmoNics and lossless metamaterials” funded by Europen Consortium NanoSci-ERA. In 2009 she obtained an ERC starting grant for developing a photonic-based fully digital radar systems, and in 2012 she got a second ERC grant within the “proof of concept” program in order to convert her research results into a pre-industrial product for airport security. Also in 2012 Antonella Bogoni starts collaborating with the Italian Defence Ministry that supports her group activities for the development of a photonic-based TLC radio system of military interest. In 2006 she is co-founder of Photrix a start up company manufacturing and selling ultra high speed optical instrumentation; from 2007 to 2011 she is CEO of PhoTrix. Up to now Antonella Bogoni got 11 national and international project grants, she is co/author of 45 patents, 8 books and more than 110 papers on the main scientific international journals. Moreover she presented more than 200 contributions in the main photonics microwave photonics and radar international conferences. She has been also invited as expert on the main Journals and conferences and she collaborates with several of the most prestigious research and industrial groups in photonics and radar fields all around the world, i.e. Europe, USA, Brazil, Japan, korea, etc… She also participated to the technical committee and advisory board for international conferences and journals respectively. In 2014 she is General co-chair of the international IEEE conference Photonics in Switching. She main current interest are in microwave photonics, ultra-fast optical communications, photonic digital processing and nonlinear optics.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Willner A., Ghelfi P., Porzi C., Scaffardi M., Meloni G., Berrettini G., Fresi F., Lazzeri A., and Wu X. "Optical logic elementary circuits ", IET Communications, 5, 2, 76-83, March 2011.
  • Wu X., Nuccio S. R., Yilmaz O. F., Wang J., Bogoni A., and Willner A. "Controllable optical demultiplexing using continuously tunable optical parametric delay at 160-Gbit/s with <0.1 ps resolution", Optics Letters, -, -, ---, - 2010.
  • Bogoni A., Wu X., Bakhtiari Z., Nuccio S. R., and Willner A. "640 Gb/s photonic logic gates", Optics Letters, 35, 23, 3955-3957, December 2010.
  • Ponzini F., Cavaliere F., Berrettini G., Presi M., Ciaramella E., Calabretta N., and Bogoni A. "Evolution scenario towards WDM-PON", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 1, 4, 25-34, November 2009.
  • Bogoni A., Wu X., Fazal I., and Willner A. "Photonic processing of 320 Gbits/s based on sum-/difference-frequency generation and pump depletion in a single PPLN waveguide", Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, 8, 8, - , August 2009.
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Francia C., and Bononi A. "Experimental measurement of signal-to-FWM ratio in nonzero dispersion fibers", Proc. SPIE, 3666, 76B, 76-81, April 1999.


  • Scaffardi M., Berrettini G., Nguyen A., Bontempi F., and Bogoni A. "Optical linear feedback shift register", Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference , Germany, Munich, May, 2011,
  • Scaffardi M., Berrettini G., Ponzini F., Secondini M., Pot L., and Bogoni A. "100Gb/s Ethernet design constraints for PMD sublayers and experimental investigation of transmitter jitter and residual chromatic dispersion impact exploiting OOK formats", Japan-Italy Bilateral Workshop on Photonics for Communication, Japan, Osaka, 4th-6th July, 2007,
  • Andriolli N., Scaffardi M., Berrettini G., Castoldi P., Pot L., and Bogoni A. "Photonics Interconnection Networks fully based on All-Optical cascaded SOA-based Ultrafast Module", Japan-Italy Bilateral Workshop on Photonics for Communication, Japan, Osaka, 4th-6th July, 2007,
  • Berrettini G., Meloni G., Scaffardi M., Paolucci F., Valcarenghi L., Castoldi P., Bogoni A., Pot L., Di Muro R., and Nayar B. "Testbed for 100 Gb/s Ethernet", International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities - TridentCom 2007, USA, Orlando, May 21-23, 2007,
  • Pot L., Bogoni A., Berrettini G., Malacarne A., Scaffardi M., Andriolli N., and Castoldi P. "2 2 Photonic Node For All-Optical Packet Switching Networks", 2006 Bilateral China-Italy Wiorkshop on Photonics for Communication and Sensing, China, Xi'An, October, 2006,
  • Malacarne A., Bogoni A., and Pot L. "All-Optical Flip-Flop", The 5th International Conference on Optical Internet (COIN 2006), Korea, Hyatt Regency Jeju, July 9-13, 2006,
  • Porzi C., Calabretta N., Fresi F., Pot L., Bogoni A., Guina M., and Okhotnikov O.G. "All-Optical Packet Envelope Detector", The 5th International Conference on Optical Internet (COIN 2006), Korea, Hyatt Regency Jeju, July 9-13, 2006,
  • Bogoni A., Lauri E., Berrettini G., Scaffardi M., Fresi F., Ghelfi P., Bae J.K., Lee S.B., and Pot L. "Asynchronous optical sampler for monitoring of", The 5th International Conference on Optical Internet (COIN 2006), Korea, Hyatt Regency Jeju, Korea, July 9 - 13, 2006,
  • Ponzini F., Banchi L., Andriolli N., Castoldi P., Bogoni A., and Pot L. "One-bit All-optical Memory", European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2005), UK, Glasgow, September 25-29, 2005,
  • Sacchi G., Sugliani S., Bogoni A., D?Errico A., Di Pasquale F., DiMuro R., Magri R., Bruno G., and Cavaliere F. "Link Control and Survivability in EDFA based WDM Ring Networks with ASE Light Re-circulation", ECOC, Sweden, Stockholm, 2004,


  • Scaffardi M., Andriolli N., Bogoni A., Cerutti A., and Castoldi P., "Multi-layer interconnection network based on optical angular momentum multiplexing and wavelength division multiplexing switching", , Italy, 2013
  • Ghelfi P., Scotti F., Laghezza F., and Bogoni A., "PHOTONIC RF GENERATOR", P35908, Italy, 2012
  • Berrettini G., Meloni G., Scotti F., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "Variable All-Optical buffering for DQPSK Packets", P35909, Italy, 2011
  • Bontempi F., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "Planar waveguide circuit and optical receiver", P30876, Italy, 2010
  • Ascari L., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "Metodo di imaging spettrale in profondit e attrezzatura che attua tale metodo", PI2009A000147, Italy, 2010
  • Berrettini G., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "N-bit Optical Dynamic RAM for Optical Computing", P32963, Italy, 2010
  • Porzi C., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "Optical Digital-to-Analog Conversion", P26787, , 2009
  • Bogoni A., Andriolli N., Pot L., Ghelfi P., and D'Errico A., "Unbundling in WDM-PON Based on All-optical Switching", -, Italy, 2009
  • Ghelfi P., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "Schema e metodo per la parallelizzazione dei campioni di un segnale a radiofrequenza ottenuti per campionamento ottico ad elevata frequenza di campionamento, basata sulleffetto di four wave mixing", , Italy, 2009
  • Ascari L., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "Metodo di imagina spettrale in profondit e attrezzatura che attua tale metodo", , Italy, 2009
  • Ghelfi P., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "All-optical demultiplexer for unbundling solving in WDM PONs", , Italy, 2009
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Scaffardi M., Lazzeri E., and Fresi F., "Analog-to-digital conversion exploiting XGM in SOA-based modular blocks", P26184, Italy, 2008
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Scaffardi M., and Ghelfi P., "Optical integrable label extractor based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers", , Italy, 2008
  • Malacarne A., Berrettini G., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "Optical Flip-Flop", PCT/EP2008/055115, Italy, 2008
  • Andriolli N., Raponi P.G., Castoldi P., Bogoni A., Pot L., and Bianchi A., "Modular optical packet switch based on label and wavelength routine", , , 2008
  • Andriolli N., Scaffardi M., Berrettini G., Castoldi P., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "Ultra-fast All-optical Interconnection Network Fully Based on Modular", , Italy, 2007
  • Bogoni A., Andriolli N., Scaffardi M., Pot L., and Castoldi P., "Photonic Controller exploiting a Cascaded SOA-based Ultrafast Module", , Italy, 2007
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Scaffardi M., Ghelfi P., and Lazzeri E., "All-Optical Full Adder Exploiting Cascade of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier-Based Modular Blocks", P/64531, Italy, 2007
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., Ghelfi P., and Scaffardi M., "Polarization Maintaining Optical Short Pulsed Comb Generator in the Whole C-Band", P64549, Italy, 2007
  • Andriolli N., Scaffardi M., Berrettini G., Castoldi P., Pot L., and Bogoni A., "An optical switch controller", P/64138/x18 019761/1/SS/ps, Italy, 2007
  • Bogoni A., Pot L., and Ghelfi P., "Polarization maintaining optical VCO based on active mode locking fiber technique in regenerative configuration", P64550, Italy, 2007
  • Andriolli N., Castoldi P., Bogoni A., and Pot L., "An Optical Memory Cell Based on Erbium-Doped Fiber", P/64077/GPTX18, , 2005
  • Magri R., Ceccatelli R., and Bogoni A., "Closing features of an EDFA based network with free ASE light re-circulation and possible operations to reach a correct network restoration", P/64008.ITA, , 2004
  • Sacchi G., D'Errico A., Bogoni A., and Di Pasquale F., "Looped optical Network with ASE light recirculation and link for network survivability control system", P/63945/GPTX18, , 2003
  • Bogoni A., and Poti' L., "Method of selecting wavelengths for operation over G.653 and G.655 fibre", P/62320/X18, , 1999


  • Berrettini G., Bogoni A., Fresi F., Meloni G., and Pot L. - Advances in Lasers and Electro optics, "Evolution of Optical Digital Sampling", I-Tech Education and Publishing KG , Austria - Vienna, 2009


  • Bogoni A., and Pot L. - , "Elementi di Comunicazioni Ottiche", 1, 2003

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