Nicola Calabretta received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in telecommunications engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. In 1995, he visited the RAI Research Center (Italian broadcasting television), Turin, Italy, working on the development of an automatic procedure for designing and optimizing a 3-dB coupler at 2.5 GHz in microstrip technology for an antenna system. In 1999, he won a scholarship for the European exchanging program to visit Eindhoven University of Technology for investigating a novel cost-effective system for monitoring WDM channels. In 2004, he received the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He investigated all-optical signal processing in nonlinear medium to achieve functionalities for all-optical packet switched cross-connect nodes. From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna University, Pisa, Italy, working on transmission, switching and detection of advanced modulation format optical data signals, and on the demonstration of high-speed passive optical networks. In 2007, he visited the Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, working on optical signal processing and radio-over-fiber RoF systems. He is currently working at COBRA Research Institute, the Eindhoven University of Technology. He was involved in the EU project EUROFOS, IST-NOBEL I, and IST-NOBEL II and several national projects. He coauthored over 150 journal papers and conference proceedings and holds 3 patents. He is currently acting as a Referee for several IEEE and IEE and OSA Journals, and he serves as TPC member in several optical communications conferences. His fields of interest are all-optical signal processing for advanced modulation formats, optical packet/burst switching, optical interconnects, and semiconductor advanced photonic devices for signal processing and switching.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011