Spring meeting April 19, 2019

Join us in welcoming Brian Smith from Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science, University of Oregon to give a talk entitled:

Control and measurement of single-photon pulses

The ability to manipulate the spectral-temporal waveform of optical pulses in the classical domain has enabled a wide range of applications from ultrafast spectroscopy to high-speed communications. Extending these concepts to quantum light has the potential to enable breakthroughs in optical quantum science and technology. However, filtering and amplifying often employed in classical pulse shaping techniques are incompatible with non-classical light. Controlling and efficiently measuring the pulsed mode structure of quantum light requires efficient means to achieve deterministic, unitary manipulation that preserves fragile quantum coherences. Here an approach to deterministically modify the pulse-mode structure of quantum states of light within an integrated optical platform is presented. The method is based upon application of both spectral and temporal phase modulation to the wave packet. These techniques lay the ground for future quantum wavelength- and timedivision multiplexing applications and facilitate interfacing of different physical platforms where quantum information can be stored and manipulated.

Read Dr. Smith’s Bio here