SQUAD 2017: Advanced School on Quantum Detectors

The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers with backgrounds in Engineering and Physics

Event schedule

16/10 — 18/10
FBK – Sede, Via San Croce, 77, Trento
16/10/2017 — 18/10/2017

FBK – Sede

Via San Croce, 77, Trento

The aim of the school is to illustrate the operation principles and technologies in the field of Single-Photon Detectors, together with application examples in the field of Quantum Technologies. The course covers the basic properties and the state of the art of different types of detectors, including both commercial products and research prototypes, and underlines the most advanced research trends in their development. The basic detector requirements for their application in the field of quantum technologies is analyzed with the help of selected case studies.
The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers with backgrounds in Engineering and Physics.


  • Single-photon detection principles
  • Fondamentals of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes and Silicon Photomultipliers
  • CMOS Single Photon Avalanche Diode arrays
  • InGaAs Single Photon Avalanche Diodes
  • Superconducting Single Photon Detectors
  • Photon-counting CCDs
  • Applications of single photon detectors


Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Universität Ulm, Germany
Prof. Alberto Tosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dr. Alberto Gola, FBK, Italy
Prof. Roberto Leoni, IFN-CNR, Italy
Dr. Gabriele Bulgarini, Single Quantum, The Nederlands
Prof. Robert Henderson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Edoardo Charbon, EPFL, Switzerland
Dr. Bruno Sanguinetti, IdQuantique, Switzerland
Prof. André Stefanov, Universität Bern, Germany
Prof. Paolo Villoresi, Università di Padova, Italy
Prof. Ivano Ruo Berchera, INRIM, Italy

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