Quantum Optics - Precision Measurement - Nanophotonics
The field of quantum optics has led to the development of radically new ways to compute, communicate, and measure with quantum states. The Quantum Photonics Group is developing quantum technologies in scalable semiconductor systems, building on the dramatic achievements of semiconductor technology in past decades. Present goals include quantum simulators using scalable silicon photonic circuits and high-performance quantum memories based on electron spins in diamond color centers, high-speed quantum key distribution, and spin-off applications in opto-electronic devices for classical information processing. We are also pursuing new applications in precision measurements, including the development of electron spin-based timing devices and biosensors.
The Quantum Photonics Group is led by Dirk Englund, Jamieson Career Development Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Congratulations to Luozhou, Tim, Ed, Michael, and co-authors for their latest publication in Nature Communications!
Coherent spin control of a nanocavity-enhanced qubit in diamond, L. Li, Tim Schröder, Ed. H. Chen, M. Walsh, I. Bayn, J. Goldstein, O. Gaathon, M. E. Trusheim, M. Lu, J. Mower, M. Cotlet, M. L. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Englund, Nature Communications 6, 6173 (2015)
[ February 2015 ]
Congratulations to Faraz, Jake, Nick, Catherine, and co-authors for their publication of scalable integration of superconducting detectors on photonic integrated circuits! In the news: Front page of MIT, MIT News, Photonics.com, Nanowerk, SciTechDaily, Motherboard, Noticias de la Ciencia y la Technologia, New Electronics, …
[ January 2015 ]
Dirk featured in Brookhaven National Lab Spotlight
[ September 2014 ]