Vittorio Peano

Lecturer (Alumnus)

As of August 2018, Vittorio has moved on to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany.

Vittorio earned his Master in physics at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) and his PhD also in physics at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität (Düsseldorf, Germany). He has an extensive international experience including postdoctoral stints at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (Freiburg, Germany), Michigan State University (East Lansing, USA), and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (Erlangen, Germany). In his research, he likes to combine ideas and techniques from the realms of quantum optics and condensed matter physics. He joined the University of Malta as a lecturer in 2016 where he joined forces with André Xuereb to start a common Quantum Optics group.

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  1. Vittorio Peano, and Hermann Schulz-Baldes; Topological edge states for disordered bosonic systems; J. Math. Phys. 59, 031901 (2018); arXiv:1708.08798.
  2. Christian Brendel, Vittorio Peano, Oskar Painter, and Florian Marquardt; Snowflake Topological Insulator for Sound Waves; Phys. Rev. B 97, 020102 (2018)arXiv:1701.06330.
  3. Christian Brendel, Vittorio Peano, Oskar Painter, and Florian Marquardt; Pseudomagnetic fields for sound at the nanoscale; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 114, E3390 (2017); arXiv:1607.04321.
  4. Thomas Fösel, Vittorio Peano, and Florian Marquardt; L lines, C points and Chern numbers: understanding band structure topology using polarization fields; New J. Phys. 19, 115013 (2017); arXiv:1703.08191.
  5. Thales Figueiredo Roque, Vittorio Peano, Oleg M. Yevtushenko, and Florian Marquardt; Anderson Localization of Composite Excitations in Disordered Optomechanical Arrays; New J. Phys. 19, 013006 (2017); arXiv:1607.04159.
  6. Vittorio Peano, Martin Houde, Florian Marquardt, and Aashish A. Clerk; Topological quantum fluctuations and travelling wave amplifiers; Phys. Rev. X 6, 041026 (2016); arXiv:1604.04179.
  7. Vittorio Peano, Martin Houde, Christian Brendel, Florian Marquardt, and Aashish A. Clerk; Topological phase transitions and chiral inelastic transport induced by the squeezing of light; Nature Comm. 7, 10779 (2016); arXiv:1508.01383.
  8. M. Schmidt, S. Keßler, V. Peano, O. Painter, and F. Marquardt; Optomechanical creation of magnetic fields for photons on a lattice; Optica 2, 635 (2015); arXiv:1502.07646.
  9. V. Peano, H. G. L. Schwefel, Ch. Marquardt, and F. Marquardt; Optomechanical position detection enhanced by de-amplification using intracavity squeezing; Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 243603 (2015); arXiv:1502.06423.
  10. M. Schmidt, V. Peano, and F. Marquardt; Optomechanical Dirac Physics; New J. Phys. 17, 023025 (2015); arXiv:1410.8483.
  11. V. Peano, C. Brendel, M. Schmidt, and F. Marquardt; Topological Phases of Sound and Light; Phys. Rev. X 5, 031011 (2015); arXiv:1409.5375.
  12. Vicente Leyton, Maryam Roghani, Vittorio Peano, and Michael Thorwart; Photon-assisted confinement-induced resonances for ultracold atoms; Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 233201 (2014); arXiv:1403.0348.
  13. Michael Schmidt, Vittorio Peano, and Florian Marquardt; Optomechanical Metamaterials: Dirac polaritons, Gauge fields, and Instabilities; arXiv:1311.7095.
  14. Vittorio Peano, and M I Dykman; Quantum fluctuations in modulated nonlinear oscillators; New J. Phys. 16, 015011 (2014); arXiv:1307.3670.
  15. Lingzhen Guo, Vittorio Peano, M. Marthaler, and M. I. Dykman; Quantum critical temperature of a modulated oscillator; Phys. Rev. A 87, 7 (2013); arXiv:1212.2678.
  16. V. Leyton, V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Quantum noise properties of multiphoton transitions in driven nonlinear resonators; New J. Phys. 14, 093024 (2012); arXiv:1205.6797.
  17. V. Peano, M. Marthaler, and M. I. Dykman; Sharp tunneling peaks in a parametric oscillator: quantum resonances missing in the rotating wave approximation; Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 090401 (2012); arXiv:1203.4803.
  18. Stephan André, Lingzhen Guo, Vittorio Peano, Michael Marthaler, and Gerd Schön; Emission spectrum of the driven nonlinear oscillator; Phys. Rev. A 85, 053825 (2012); arXiv:1203.2491.
  19. V. Leyton, M. Thorwart, and V. Peano; Qubit state detection using the quantum Duffing oscillator; Phys. Rev. B 84, 134501 (2011); arXiv:1109.5562.
  20. M. I. Dykman, M. Marthaler, and V. Peano; Quantum heating of a parametrically modulated oscillator: spectral signatures; Phys. Rev. A 83, 052115 (2011); arXiv:1012.3339.
  21. V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Quasienergy description of the driven Jaynes-Cummings model; Phys. Rev. B 82, 155129 (2010); arXiv:1007.5289.
  22. V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Dynamical bistability in the driven circuit QED; Europhys. Lett. 89, 17008 (2010); arXiv:0903.2338.
  23. V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Nonlinear response of a driven vibrating nanobeam in the quantum regime; New J. Phys. 8, 21 (2006); arXiv:cond-mat/0512130.
  24. V. Peano, M. Thorwart, C. Mora, and R. Egger; Confinement-induced resonances for a two-component ultracold atom gas in arbitrary quasi-one-dimensional traps; New J. Phys. 7, 192 (2005); arXiv:cond-mat/0506272.
  25. V. Peano, M. Thorwart, A. Kasper, and R. Egger; Nanoscale atomic waveguides with suspended carbon nanotubes; Appl. Phys. B 81, 1075-1080 (2005); arXiv:quant-ph/0505210.
  26. V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Dynamics of the quantum Duffing oscillator in the driving induced bistable regime; Chem. Phys. 322, 135 (2006); arXiv:cond-mat/0505671.
  27. V. Peano, M. Thorwart, C. Mora, and R. Egger; Shape resonances for ultracold atom gases in carbon nanotube waveguides; arXiv:cond-mat/0411517.
  28. V. Peano, and M. Thorwart; Macroscopic quantum effects in a strongly driven nanomechanical resonator; Phys. Rev. B 70, 235401 (2004); arXiv:cond-mat/0407720.