Valerio Pruneri

Valerio Pruneri

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

Valerio Pruneri is Corning Inc. Chair leading the Optoelectronics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). Previously he worked for Avanex, Corning, Pirelli, and the University of Southampton. He is inventor in more than 60 patent families and has given more than 100 invited talks. With his group he has developed technologies for the photonics, quantum, sensing and display industries. These include multifunctional optical surfaces for antireflection and antimicrobial applications, low voltage integrated modulators and tunable lasers for DWDM, quantum random number generators, quantum phase imagers, quantum key distribution systems for cryptography, His work has led to numerous industrial collaborations (e.g. Corning Inc., Carl Zeiss and HP) and the creation of three spin offs, Quside, Sixsenso and Luxquanta.

Research interests

The Optoelectronics group (OptoGroup) at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) studies and develops new advanced materials, devices and systems for optical telecommunication, sensing and quantum industry. In particular, the main driving is to carry out research which bridges academia and industry, by developing fundamental ideas which will have an impact on commercial products.

Selected publications

- Bareza NJr, Wajs E, Paulillo B, et al. 2023, "Quantitative Mid-Infrared Plasmonic Biosensing on Scalable Graphene Nanostructures", Advanced Materials Interfaces, 10, 2, 2201699.

- Camphausen R, Sansa Perna A, Cuevas Á, et al. 2023, 'Fast quantum-enhanced imaging with visible-wavelength entangled photons', Optics Express, 31, 4, 6039 - 6050.

- Martínez-Cercós D, Paulillo B, Barrantes J, et al. 2023, 'Tuning of Ultra-Thin Gold Films by Photoreduction', Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15(12):16204-16210.

- Herzig Sheinfux H, Jung M, Orsini L, et al. 2023, 'Transverse Hypercrystals Formed by Periodically Modulated Phonon Polaritons', Acs Nano, 17(8):7377-7383.

- Stein A, López Grande IH, Castelvero L, Pruneri V 2023, 'Robust polarization state generation for long-range quantum key distribution', Optics Express, 31, 9, 13700-13707.

- Aldama J, Sarmiento S, Etcheverry S, et al. 2023, 'Small-form-factor Gaussian-modulated coherent-state transmitter for CV-QKD using a gain-switched DFB laser', Opt. Express, 31, 5414.

- Graham C, Marchena M, Paulillo B, et al. 2023, 'Highly doped graphene on ion-exchanged glass', 2d Materials, 10, 3, 035037.

- Aldama J, et al. 2023, 'InP-based CV-QKD PIC Transmitter', 2023 Optical Fiber Communications Conference And Exhibition, (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, 1-3.

- Cuevas A, Tiemann D, Camphausen R, et al. 2023, 'Multipass wide-field phase imager', Optics Express, 31, 22, 37262-37274.

- Haegele S, Corrielli G, Hejda M, Duempelmann L, Terborg RA, Osellame R & Pruneri V 2023, 'Large field-of-view holographic imager with ultra-high phase sensitivity using multi-angle illumination', Optics And Lasers In Engineering, 161, 107315.