Research on fiber optics for telecommunication
at the University of Padova began in the early ‘80s. It was initially funded by
the Ministry of Communications (ISPT), the National Research Council (CNR), and
Telettra spa. It was also supported by local engineering companies, which in
turn founded SAIFO, a small company devoted to training their staff in this new
field. Close cooperation was also established soon with Fondazione Ugo Bordoni,
Roma. The field of interest grew to involve all sides of photonics and
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The group grew quickly in the ‘90s with the injection of several Ph.D.
students. Some of them are still members of the team, while others became
Professors elsewhere (Brescia, Udine) or research managers in outstanding
Italian companies. Since then, the group has participated in several
multilateral research projects, either national or of the European Union
(Esther, Atlas, Gospel), which involved Government institutions (ISCTI, CNIT),
private companies, Universities and Research Centers.