Laboratory of Quantum Optics

Prof. Dr. Giovanni de Ninno

University of Nova Gorica
Vipavska Cesta 11c
Ajdovščina, SLOVENIA 5270
T: +386 5 3653-518
E: giovanni.deninno@ung.si

Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A
Strada Statale 14, km 163.5
34149 Basovizza Trieste ITALY
T: +39 040 375-8008 (off.)

Group leader

Education

1999 Ph.D. in physics at University Blaise Pascale of Clermont-Ferrand (France).
Thesis title: “Beam studies for the CERN Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and a new interpretation of the resonance theory for betatron motion”.
Scientific supervisor: Prof. Philipp Bryant (CERN-Geneva).
1997-1999 Fellow at CERN (Switzerland).
1999-2002 Postdoc at LURE (Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnétique), Orsay (Paris, France).

Employment

From 2002 Researcher at Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy). Head of the “New light sources” group.
2005 – 2008 Contract Professor at Trieste University.
From 2008 Associate Professor at Nova Gorica University.

Relevant Publications

  1. G. De Ninno, D. Fanelli, et al., “Controlled Hopf bifurcation of a storage-ring free-electron laser”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 094801 (2004)
  2. J. Barré, T. Dauxois, G. De Ninno, D. Fanelli, S. Ruffo, “Statistical theory of high-gain free-electron laser saturation”, Phys. Rev. E 69, 045501 (2004)
  3. E. Allaria, G. De Ninno, et al., “Soft X-rays free electron lasers using a single harmonic cascade”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 014801 (2007)
  4. F. Curbis, A. Antoniazzi, G. De Ninno, D. Fanelli, “Maximum entroy principle and coherent harmonic generation using a single-pass free-electron laser: a recipe for predicting the saturated regime”, Eur. Phys. J. B 57, 527 (2007)
  5. G. De Ninno, E. Allaria, M. Coreno, F. Curbis, M. B. Danailov, E. Karantzoulis, A. Locatelli, T. O. Menteş, M. A. Nino, C. Spezzani, and M. Trovò, “Generation of Ultrashort Coherent Vacuum Ultraviolet Pulses Using Electron Storage Rings: A New Bright Light Source for Experiments”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 053902 (2008)
  6. G. De Ninno, E. Allaria, M. Coreno, S. Chowdhury, F. Curbis, M. B. Danailov, B. Diviacco, M. Ferianis, E. Karantzoulis, E. C. Longhi, I. V. Pinayev, C. Spezzani, M. Trovò, and V. N. Litvinenko, “Self-Induced Harmonic Generation in a Storage-Ring Free-Electron Laser”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 100, 104801 (2008)
  7. E. Allaria, F. Curbis, M. Coreno, M. Danailov, B. Diviacco, C. Spezzani, M. Trovó, and G. De Ninno, “Experimental Characterization of Nonlinear Harmonic Generation in Planar and Helical Undulators”, Rev. Lett. 99, 100, 174801 (2008)
  8. E. Allaria , M. Danailov and G. De Ninno, “Tunability of a seeded free-electron laser through frequency pulling”, Eur. Phys. Letters 89 64005 (2010)
  9. R. Bachelard , T. Manos , P. de Buyl , F. Staniscia , F. S. Cataliotti , G. De Ninno , D. Fanelli, N. Piovella, “Experimental perspectives for systems based on long-range interactions”, J. Stat. Mech. P06009 doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2010/06/P06009 (2010)
  10. E. Menotti, G. De Ninno, A Novel, “Derivation for the Free-Electron-Laser Integral Equation”, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A, 631, 125 (2010)
  11. C. Spezzani, E. Allaria, M. Coreno, B. Diviacco, E. Ferrari, G. Geloni, E. Karantzoulis, B. Mahieu, M. Vento, G. De Ninno, “Coherent Light with Tunable Polarization from Single-Pass Free-Electron Lasers”, Phys. Rev. Lett. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 084801 (2011)
  12. E. Allaria, G. De Ninno, C. Spezzani, “Experimental demonstration of frequency pulling in single-pass free-electron lasers”, Optics Express, 19, 10619 (2011)
  13. B. Mahieu, S. Coraggia, C. Callegari, M. Coreno, G. De Ninno, M. Devetta, F. Frassetto, D. Garzella, M. Negro and C. Spezzani, C. Vozzi, S. Stagira, L. Poletto, “Full tunability of laser femtosecond high-order harmonics in the ultraviolet spectral range”, Appl. Phys. B, DOI 10.1007/s00340-012-4944-6 (2012)