Quantum Internet

The Quantum Internet is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics.

Hence, weird phenomena with no counterpart in the classical Internet, such as no-cloning, quantum measurement and entanglement, have the disruptive potential to completely change markets and industries.


Our milestones towards the Quantum Internet.

Lab Directors


Our current and former members.


We prodly present our network of research collaborations.

Prof. Giuseppe Bianchi

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Prof. Giovanni Miano
Prof. Carlo Forestiere

University of Naples Federico II

Prof. Francesco Tafuri

University of Naples Federico II

Prof. Francesco S. Cataliotti
Dr. Stefano Gherardini

LENS, University of Florence

Prof. Michele Amoretti

University of Parma

Prof. Rodney Van Meter

Keio University

Prof. Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton

Recent Publications

For the complete list of publications click here and here.


  • S. Koudia, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "How Deep the Theory of Quantum Communications Goes: Superadditivity, Superactivation and Causal Activation, arXiv, August 2021.
  • D. Chandra, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "The Entanglement-Assisted Communication Capacity over Quantum Trajectories", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, in press, November 2021.
  • D. Chandra, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, L. Hanzo, "Direct Quantum Communications in the Presence of Realistic Noisy Entanglement", IEEE Transactions on Communications, in press, October 2021.
  • D. Ferrari, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Amoretti, M. Caleffi, "Compiler Design for Distributed Quantum Computing", IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering, vol. 2, pp. 1-20, 2021.
  • D. Cuomo, M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Towards a Distributed Quantum Computing Ecosystem", Invited Paper, IET Quantum Communication, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-8, July 2020.
  • M. Caleffi, D. Chandra, D. Cuomo, S. Hassanpour, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "The Rise of the Quantum Internet", IEEE Computer, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 67-72, June 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "Capacity Bounds for Quantum Communications through Quantum Trajectories", arXiv, December 2019.
  • M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, "Quantum Switch for the Quantum Internet: Noiseless Communications through Noisy Channels", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 575-588, March 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, R. Van Meter, L. Hanzo, "When Entanglement meets Classical Communications: Quantum Teleportation for the Quantum Internet", Invited Paper, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3808-3833, June 2020.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, F. Tafuri, F.S. Cataliotti, S. Gherardini, G. Bianchi, "Quantum Internet: Networking Challenges in Distributed Quantum Computing", IEEE Network, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 137-143, January/February 2020.
  • M. Caleffi, "Optimal Routing for Quantum Networks", IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 22299-22312, October 2017.


  • J. Illiano, A.S. Cacciapuoti, A. Manzalini, M. Caleffi, "The Impact of the Quantum Data Plane Overhead on the Throughput", Proc. of ACM NANOCOM, 2021.
  • A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, "Toward the Quantum Internet: a Directional-Dependent Noise Model for Quantum Signal Processing!", Invited Paper, Proc. of IEEE ICASSP, 2019.
  • M. Caleffi, A.S. Cacciapuoti, G. Bianchi, "Quantum internet: from communication to distributed computing!", Invited Paper, Proc. of ACM NANOCOM, 2018.
  • M. Caleffi, "End-to-end entanglement rate: Toward a quantum route metric", Proc. of IEEE Globecom Workshops, Dec 2017.


  • W. Kozlowski, S. Wehner, R. Van Meter, B. Rijsman, A.S. Cacciapuoti, M. Caleffi, S. Nagayama , "Architectural Principles for a Quantum Internet", draft-irtf-qirg-principles-07, Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), 2021

Join FLY!

We always seek enthusiastic PhD students and PostDocs to join our research group at University of Naples Federico II. Simply drop us an e-mail here.

If you are a prospective PhD student, you can enroll to any of the 3-year PhD Programs at Federico II.
  • open to both European and extra-European citizens
  • required: 4 years academic degree
  • fully founded scolarships available
  • salary roughly 1000€/month

For further info about studying at Federico II, click here.