SQUAD 2017: Advanced School on Quantum Detectors

October 16-18, 2017
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Venue: FBK-ISR, via Santa 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
  • Fundamentals 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 Netherlands
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
dr. Claude Florin, Fastree 3D, Switzerland


  early bird registration
[by Sept. 29]
late registration
[by Oct. 9]
Student [Master's or PhD] € 150,00 € 200,00
Other participant [Post Doc, Research fellows etc.] € 200,00 € 250,00

A maximum of 80 registrations will be accepted. People who intend to join the school can preliminarily contact the organizing committee.

To Register please click here


The school will be held at FBK-IRS, Via S. Croce, 77 - Trento. 


PhD and Post-Doc students are invited to present a poster with a short oral introduction during a dedicated session of the school. People interested in presenting a poster are required to flag the dedicated field in the application form dedicated to the School.



Lucio Pancheri, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
Leonardo Gasparini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy


David Stoppa, AMS, Zurich, Switzerland
Gianluigi Casse, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy 
Alberto Quaranta, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
Gian-Franco Dalla Betta, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
Roberta Ramponi, CNR-IFN, Milano, Italy

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