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Orlando Quaranta

Dr

Photon Science

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 431Z-010

(630) 252-1256 • email

Biography

• Place of birth: Salerno – Italy

Selected Publications

• “From 1 K to 400 mK by superconducting nano-refrigeration”, O. Quaranata, P. Spathis, F. Giazzotto. Applied Physics Letters (2010).

• “Reset dynamics and latching in niobium superconducting nanowire
singlephoton detectors”. A. J. Annunziata, O. Quaranta, D. F. Santavicca, A.
Casaburi, L. Frunzio, M. Ejrnaes, M. J. Rooks, R. Cristiano, S. Pagano, A.
Frydman, D. E. Prober. Journal of Applied Physics (2010).

• “Properties of Cascade Switch Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon
Detectors”. M. ejrnaes, A. Casaburi, R. Cristiano, O. Quaranta, S. Marchetti, N. Martucciello, S. Pagano, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and  Telecommunications Engineering 36 (2010)

• “Spin-polarized current effects in disordered La0.7Ba0.3MnO3 half-metal thin films”. C. Barone, C. Aruta, A. Galdi, P. Orgiani, O. Quaranta, L. Maritato, S. Pagano. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 (2010)

• “Maximum count rate of large area superconducting single photon detectors”. M. Ejrnaes, A. Casaburi, R. Cristiano, O. Quaranta and S. Pagano. Journal of Modern Optics 56 (2009)

• “Characterization of parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detectors”. M. Ejrnaes, A. Casaburi, R. Cristiano, O. Quaranta, S. Marchetti, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, S. Pagano and R. Cristiano. Superconductor Science and Technology 22 (2009)

• “Timing jitter of cascade switch superconducting nanowire single photon
detectors”. M. Ejrnaes, A. Casaburi, R. Cristiano, O. Quaranta, S. Marchetti, N. Martucciello, S. Pagano, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, P. Cavalier and J.-C. Villegier. Applied Physics Letters 95 (2009).

• “NbN nanowire optical detectors for high speed applications”. O. Quaranta, S. Pagano, M. Ejrnaes, C. Nappi, E. Pessina, F. Fontana. Journal of Physics:
Conference Series (EUCAS 2007) 97 (2008)

• “Experimental characterization of NbN nanowire optical detectors with parallel stripline configuration”. A. Casaburi, M. Ejrnaes, O. Quaranta, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, B. Voronov, G. Gol'tsman, M. Lisitskiy, E. Esposito, C. Nappi, R. Cristiano, S. Pagano. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (EUCAS 2007) 97 (2008)

• "Large signal superconducting single photon detectors". M. Ejrnaes, A.
Casaburi, O. Quaranta, S. Marchetti, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, S.
Pagano, R. Cristiano. Accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on
Applied Superconductivity: Special Issue from the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2008).

• "Superconductive three-terminal amplifier / discriminator". O. Quaranta S.
Marchetti, N. Martucciello, S. Pagano, M. Ejrnaes, R. Cristiano, C. Nappi.
Accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity: Special Issue from the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2008).

• “Epitaxial growth of La0.7Ba0.3MnO3 thin films on MgO substrates: Structural, magnetic, and transport properties”. P. Orgiani, C. Adamo, C. Barone, A. Galdi, S. Pagano, A. Petrov, O. Quaranta, C. Aruta, R. Ciancio, M. Polichetti, D. Zola, L. Maritato. J. Appl. Phys. 103 (2008)

• “A cascade switching superconducting single photon detector”. M. Ejrnaes, R. Cristiano, O. Quaranta, S. Pagano, A. Gaggero. Applied Physics Letters 91 (2007)

Research Interests

My research is focused on the development of innovative superconducting devices for electronic applications. I worked on both all superconductive and on
superconducting-normal metal hybrid structures. Now I am working on
superconducting detectors for X-Ray applications

Education

• Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno - Italy
PhD 2005-2009
o Thesis topic: Single photon detectors based on superconducting nanowires
o Advisor: Prof. Sergio Pagano
o Area of study: Superconducting devices

• Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno - Italy
B.S.+M.S. 1998-2005
o Physics 110/110 cum laude

Experience

• Laboratorio NEST – Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa - Italy
Postdoctoral researcher 2009-2011
o Nanorefrigerator based on superconducting tunnel junctions

• Yale University - USA
Visiting assistant in research July-September 2008
o Local advisor: Prof. Daniel E. Prober
o Topic: SSPDs

• Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – Switzerland
Visiting assistant in research May-July 2007
o Local advisor: Prof. Andrea Fiore
o Topic: SSPDs

• STMicroelectronics – Catania site - Italy
Master thesis student November 2004-July 2005
o Thesis topic: BJT transistors realized In SOI technology
o Advisor: Dr. Giorgio Fallica
o Area of study: Industrial microelectronic