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Open access MDPI Sensors Journal opened a special issue on SPAD Image Sensors, with Lucio Pancheri (UniTN) and Matteo Perenzoni (FBK IRIS) as guest editors.

Paper submission is open, check here for the special issue webpage!

The journal has a remarkable IF of 3.031: we look forward to seeing your paper listed in the Special Issue!

Prof. Andre' Stefanov from University of Bern, and Leonardo Gasparini from IRIS are guest editors for the special Issue "Multipixels Single Photon Detectors for Quantum Applications" in Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF 3.031). Both comprehensive review and original article are welcome!

More information here.

ISSCC2020, the forefront conference in integrated circuits, publishes its advance program

Within the conference, Matteo Perenzoni from IRIS is organizing the Forum Sensors for Health8 talks from worldwide experts that span from conformal electronics to wearables, from ultrasound to xray, that will allow you to dig into cutting-edge circuit design challenges.

This year, 2 papers from IRIS have been accepted at ESSCIRC 2019 that will be held in Krakow next September, in particular talking about a CMOS digital silicon-photomultiplier for monitoring proton therapy and a vision sensor for low-power surveillance systems.

Looking forward to meeting you at the conference for great discussions!

IRIS is organizing SQUAD 2019 - Advanced School on Quantum Detectors. The school will take place in Povo, Trento (Italy), on September 18-20, 2019.

The school illustrates the operation principles and technologies in the field of Single-Photon Detectors, together with application examples in the field of Quantum Technologies. The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers with backgrounds in Engineering and Physics.

Check the website at!

FBK coordinates SUPERTWIN project, aiming at breaking through optical microscopy with the use of quantum optics.

Have a look at the promotional video that explains the concept behind it:

On the 12th-14th of April, Image Sensors Europe 2019 will take place in London, at the Park Plaza Hotel.

IRIS will be there, with a talk on challenges of LiDaR and 3D imaging. Looking forward to meeting you there!

The SPIE Trento chapter organizes a one-day workshop "Photonics as a key enabling technology"

This workshop, at its second edition, aims at bringing together experts, belonging to local research realities, who exploit optics and photonics in their scientific work. This is the opportunity to share knowledge in order to further develop research and collaborations, as well as to improve our understanding of photonics and its applications.

IRIS will be there, talking about single-photon imaging techniques: we are looking forward to discuss about photonics!

In the context of SUPERTWIN project, our firiends from University of Bern published on Optica a paper "Super-resolution quantum imaging at the Heisenberg limit" by Manuel Unternährer, Bänz Bessire, Leonardo Gasparini, Matteo Perenzoni, and André Stefanov.

The news has also been reported by the ImageSensorsWorld blog.

Related to the tutorial held by Matteo Perenzoni during ISSCC 2018 about single-photon detection in CMOS using SPADs, an article has been published in the Solid-State Circuits Magazine summer issue:

M. Perenzoni, "Single-Photon Avalanche Diode-Based Detection and Imaging: Bringing the Photodiode Out of Its Comfort Zone," in IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 26-34, Summer 2018.

The article can be found here.