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Sources, detectors and metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

We develop and learn how to characterize non-classical sources and single-photon detectors. It turns out that detectors of single photons cannot … more

Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

Critical to quantum information applications is the need to store a quantum state while other qbits are created or processed.

Single-photon Measurements
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

We use single-photons and/or single-photon detectors to aid different precision measurements and to improve accuracy.

Quantum Biophotonics
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

Faint light detection is a staple in biology- used from systems biology research to bioassays for biomanufacturing and healthcare diagnostics.

Universal Quantum Bus
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

If quantum computers are ever to be realized, they likely will be made of different types of parts that will need to share information with one … more

Quantum Physics Theory
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Theoretical work relevant to the determination of values of the fundamental constants, tests of bound-state quantum electrodynamics (QED), and … more

Quantum Many-Body Physics, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 08/18/2015

The main long-term goals of our theoretical research group are to understand and control large interacting quantum systems, as well as to design … more

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics
Last Updated Date: 08/04/2015

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems
Last Updated Date: 07/27/2015

Light can interact with mechanical systems in interesting and useful ways, not only probing the mechanical motion with spectacular sensitivity, … more

Frequency Conversion Interfaces for Photonic Quantum Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2015

Optical frequency conversion, in which the color of light is changed, is a process that has numerous applications in physics and technology. For … more

Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … more

Applications of Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 07/07/2015

Theory is being developed and used to devise methods for preserving and exploiting the quantum behavior of ever-larger systems for metrology, … more

Single Photonics and Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 06/26/2015

The smallest unit of light is a “photon”. Generation, manipulation and measurement of light at or near the fundamental limit of a photon can … more

Quantum State Manipulation of Ultra-cold Fermionic and Bosonic Atoms
Last Updated Date: 06/19/2015

This theoretical research is done in collaboration with scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Center for Quantum Information and … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

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