Massimiliano SACCHI


Massimiliano Sacchi received the Laurea Degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pavia in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Since 2004 he is a Researcher of the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is also Contract Professor at the University of Pavia for the Master Degree in Physics, where he teaches Quantum Thermodynamics. His main activity is devoted to theoretical research in Quantum Information, Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Communication, and Quantum Tomography.

Dr. Sacchi  is co-author of more than 90 scientific articles published on international peer-reviewed journals, with more than 3700 citations and h-index=30 (Google Scholar).


Selected publications

1. M. F. Sacchi, Thermodynamic uncertainty relations for bosonic Otto engines, Phys. Rev. E 103, 012111 (2021)

2. M. A. Ciampini, A. Cuevas, P. Mataloni, C. Macchiavello, and M. F. Sacchi, Experimental lower bounds to the classical capacity of quantum channels, Phys. Rev. A 103, 062414 (2021)

3. V. Cimini, I. Gianani, M. F. Sacchi, C. Macchiavello, and M. Barbieri, Experimental witnessing of the quantum channel capacity in the presence of correlated noise, Phys. Rev. A 102, 052404 (2020)

4. C. Macchiavello, A. Riccardi, and M. F. Sacchi, Quantum thermodynamics of two bosonic systems, Phys. Rev. A 101, 062326 (2020)

5. C. Macchiavello and M. F. Sacchi, Efficient accessible bounds to the classical capacity of quantum channels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 090503 (2019)

6. M. F. Sacchi and T. Sacchi, Convex approximations of quantum channels, Phys. Rev. A 96, 032311 (2017)

7. A. Cuevas, M. Proietti, M. A. Ciampini, S. Duranti, P. Mataloni, M. F. Sacchi, and C. Macchiavello, Experimental detection of quantum channel capacities, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 100502 (2017)

8. C. Macchiavello and M. F. Sacchi, Detecting lower bounds to quantum channel capacities, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 140501 (2016)

9. M. Dall’Arno, G. M. D’Ariano, and M. F. Sacchi, Informational power of quantum measurements, Phys. Rev. A 83, 062304 (2011)

10. G. M. D’Ariano, R. Demkowicz-Dobrzanski, P. Perinotti, and M. F. Sacchi, Erasable and unerasable correlations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 070501 (2007)

11. M. F. Sacchi, Information-disturbance tradeoff in estimating a maximally entangled state, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 220502 (2006)

12.  M. F. Sacchi, Entanglement can enhance the distinguishability of entanglement-breaking channels, Phys. Rev. A 72, 014305 (2005)

13. M. F. Sacchi, Optimal discrimination of quantum operations, Phys. Rev. A 71, 062340 (2005)

14. G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, P. Perinotti, and M. F. Sacchi, Efficient use of quantum resources for the transmission of a reference frame, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 180503 (2004)

15. M. F. Sacchi, Maximum-likelihood reconstruction of completely positive maps, Phys. Rev. A 63, 054104 (2001)

16. S. Virmani, M. F. Sacchi, M. B. Plenio, and D. Markham, Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states, Phys. Lett. A 288, 62 (2001)

17. G. M. D’Ariano, F. De Martini, and M. F. Sacchi, Continuous variable cloning via network of parametric gates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 914 (2001)

18. D. Bruß, G. M. D’Ariano, C. Macchiavello, and M. F. Sacchi, Approximate quantum cloning and the impossibility of superluminal information transfer, Phys. Rev. A 62, 062302 (2000)

19. K. Banaszek, G. M. D’Ariano, M. G. A. Paris, and M. F. Sacchi, Maximum-likelihood estimation of the density matrix, Phys. Rev. A 61, 010304(R) (2000)

20. S. L. Braunstein, G. M. D’Ariano, G. J. Milburn, and M. F. Sacchi, Universal teleportation with a twist, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3486 (2000)

21. G. M. D’Ariano, C. Macchiavello, and M. F. Sacchi, On the general problem of quantum phase estimation, Phys. Lett. A 248, 103 (1998)

22. G. M. D’Ariano and M. F. Sacchi, Two-mode heterodyne phase detection, Phys. Rev. A 52, R4309 (1995)

Research activity

Quantum optics and quantum information

Research unit


Contact details


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