Luca started his PhD in experimental physics in 2016 at the Institut Néel in Grenoble, France, under the supervision of Prof. Wiebke Guichard and Dr. Nicolas Roch, and graduated in June 2020.
During his PhD, he mainly worked on parametric amplification with Josephson junctions. He first developed resonant Josephson parametric amplifiers (JPA) and thereafter designed, developed and characterised Josephson traveling-wave parametric amplifiers (TWPA). These Josephson amplifiers are necessary to reach high fidelity superconducting qubit readout. Together with Arpit Ranadive, Martina Esposito and Giulio Cappelli, he fabricated, characterised and shipped Josephson TWPAs to the members of the AVaQus consortium.
After a one-year postdoctoral contract at the Institut Néel, he is now currently co-funding with Nicolas Roch and Baptiste Planat a startup, Silent Waves, that aims to provide Josephson TWPAs to the quantum computing community.
Luca can be reached at: email@example.com