Francesco CANELLA


Francesco Canella received the Bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree in Physics at Università degli Studi di Milano in 2017 and 2019, respectively. In March 2023 he completed his Ph.D. in Physics at Politecnico di Milano, with the thesis “Near-Infrared low-noise Ytterbium ultrafast lasers for extreme light generation and precision spectroscopy”. During the Ph.D. he spent a few months at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics collaborating with the Laser Spectroscopy Group, where he worked on the development of low-repetition-rate optical frequency combs. After the Ph.D. he joined the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnology of the Italian National Research Council (IFN – CNR).

His research activity is mainly focused on the development of infrared ultrafast laser sources and amplifiers, the synthesis of optical frequency combs in the near/mid-infrared spectral regions, and Terahertz generation.


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Research Activity

Innovative solid-state lasers and amplifiers
Frequency comb spectroscopy

Research Unit


Contact Details

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano, Italy
+39 02 2399 6585