People: Paola Cappellaro

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering


Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
M.S., Applied Physics, École Centrale Paris, 2000
B.S/M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2000

  1. L. Marseglia, K. Saha, A. Ajoy, D. Englund, P. Cappellaro, T. Schröder, F. Jelezko, R. Walsworth, J. L. Pacheco, D. L. Perry, and E. S. Bielejec. Bright nanowire single photon source based on SiV centers in diamond. Optics Express, 26:80-89, 2018.
  2. K. Xuan Wei, P. Cappellaro, and C. Ramanathan . Exploring Localization in Nuclear Spin Chains. Phys. Rev. Lett. , 070501, 2018.
  3. M. Chen, W. Sun, K. Saha, J-C. Jaskula, P. Cappellaro, Protecting solid-state spins from strongly coupled environment. ArXiv 2018.
  4. A. Sone, P. Cappellaro, and Q. Zhuang . Quantifying precision loss in local quantum thermometry via diagonal discord. ArXiv 2018.
  5. M. Hirose, P. Cappellaro, Time-optimal control with finite bandwidth. Quantum Information Processing, 17(88), 2018.
  6. D. Layden, P. Cappellaro, Error-corrected quantum sensing with parallel signal and noise. ArXiv 2017.
  7. A. Sone, P. Cappellaro, Hamiltonian identifiability assisted by a single-probe measurement. Phys. Rev. A, 95(022335), February 2017.
  8. A. Ajoy, Y.-X. Liu, K. Saha, L. Marseglia, J-C. Jaskula, U. Bissbort, P. Cappellaro, Quantum interpolation for high-resolution sensing. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sc., 114(9), February 2017.
  9. P. Cappellaro, C. L. Degen, and F. Reinhard . Quantum sensing. Rev. Mod. Phys., 89(035002), 2017.
  10. A. Ajoy, U. Bissbort, P. Cappellaro, and D. Poletti. Selective decoupling and Hamiltonian engineering in dipolar spin networks. ArXiv 2017.
  11. A. Ajoy, Y.-X. Liu, P. Cappellaro, DC Magnetometry at the T2 Limit.
  12. K. Xuan Wei, P. Cappellaro, and C. Ramanathan. Exploring Localization in Nuclear Spin Chains.
  13. I. Lovchinsky, A. Sushkov, E. Urbach, P. Cappellaro, H. Park, M. Lukin, L.M. Pham, S.J. DeVience, F. Casola, E. Bersin, A. Yacoby, R.L. Walsworth, and J. Lee. NMR Technique for Determining the Depth of Shallow Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond. Phys. Rev. B, 93:045425, 2016.
  14. M. Hirose and P. Cappellaro. Measurement of transverse hyperfine interaction by forbidden transitions. Phys. Rev. B, 1503:08858, 2015.
  15. C. Aiello and P. Cappellaro. Time-optimal control by a quantum actuator. Phys. Rev A, 91, 2015.
  16. C. Aiello, P. Cappellaro, M. Allegra, and X. Wang. Algebraic synthesis of time-optimal unitaries in SU (2) with alternating controls. arXiv, 1410:5641, 2014.
  17. C. Aiello and P. Cappellaro. The NV center as a quantum actuator: time-optimal control of nuclear spins. arXiv, 1410:5641, 2014.
  18. C. Aiello and P. Cappellaro. Time-optimal control by a quantum actuator. Physical Review, A 91:042340, 2014.
  19. P. Cappellaro, C. Belthangady, L.M. Pham, K. Arai, D. Le Sage, and R.L. Walsworth. Dressed-State Resonant Coupling between Bright and Dark Spins in Diamond. Phys. Rev. Lett, 110:157601, 2013.
  20. E. Magesan and P. Cappellaro. Experimentally efficient methods for estimating the performance of quantum measurements. ArXiv:1301.5037 2013.
Tue April 2, 2019

Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields, including information about their direction.

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Tue September 25, 2018

Honing quantum sensing

PhD student David Layden in the Quantum Engineering Group has a new approach to spatial noise filtering that boosts development of ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. New research from MIT’s interdisciplinary Quantum Engineering Group (QEG) is addressing one of the fundamental challenges facing these quantum sensor systems: removing environmental noise from the signal being measured. “The usual...
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Thu March 8, 2018

Scientists gain new visibility into quantum information transfer

Advance holds promise for “wiring” of quantum computers and other systems, and opens new avenues for understanding basic workings of the quantum realm.

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Wed February 15, 2012

Paola Cappellaro wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award

A research collaboration including CUA investigators at Harvard.
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Past Events
Tue February 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Paola Cappellaro presents at Soap Box Series at the MIT Museum

Location:MIT Museum
Paola Cappellaro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paola Cappellaro co-presented the panel talk “Quantum Computers and Philosophy of Science” at the MIT Museum, as a part of their Soap Box Series on Quantum Quandaries and other Heavy Matters.