RLE Research Groups

Optical and Quantum Communications Group

Quantum superposition and quantum entanglement are the bedrock on which new paradigms for information transmission, storage, and processing are being built. The preeminent obstacle to the development of quantum information technology is the difficulty of transmitting quantum information over noisy and lossy quantum communication channels, recovering and refreshing the quantum information that is received, and then storing it in a reliable quantum memory. The Optical and Quantum Communications group specializes in utilizing the quantum properties of light to improve information technologies, with a focus on communications, imaging, and computation. Our work is driven by a close, synergetic collaboration between theory and experiments.

Investigations:

Communication
High Dimensional Quantum Key Distribution
High-Efficiency Free-Space Optical Communication

Imaging
Quantum Illumination
Computational Ghost Imaging

Computation and Quantum Source
Cross-Phase Modulation (XPM) for Optical Quantum Logic Gates
Quantum State Engineering
Sources of Polarization-Entangled Light

The group is led by Professor Jeffrey H. Shapiro and Dr. Franco N.G. Wong

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