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Quantum Photonics Laboratory

Quantum Optics - Precision Measurement - Nanophotonics

Silicon photonics for optical quantum technologies
Modern silicon photonics opens new possibilities for high-performance quantum information processing, such as quantum simulation and high-speed quantum cryptography."
Solid state quantum memories
Solid state quantum memories based on electronic and nuclear spins are now becoming competitive for quantum repeater networks and distributed quantum computing"
Opto-electronic devices and systems based on 2D materials
2D materials, such as graphene, provide new capabilities in communications, sensing, imaging, nonlinear optics, and quantum information devices."
Quantum-enhanced sensing
Quantum sensors enable precision measurements of time, fields, and forces for applications in the physical and life sciences"

Research Overview

The world of quantum mechanics holds enormous potential to address unsolved problems in communications, computation, and precision measurements. Efforts are underway across the globe to develop such technologies in various physical systems, including atoms, superconductors, and topological states of matter. The Englund group pursues experimental and theoretical research towards quantum technologies using photons and semiconductor spins, combining techniques from atomic physics, optoelectronics, and modern nanofabrication.

The Quantum Photonics Group is led by Dirk Englund, Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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