Characterizing and engineering photonic quantum sources

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gina Lorenz
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Quantum computing and quantum communication applications often require the carriers of information, or qubits, to have specific properties. Photonic quantum states are good information carriers because they travel fast and are robust to environmental fluctuations, but characterizing and engineering photons to have just the right properties is still a challenge. I will present our demonstration of a stimulated-emission-based technique for measuring correlations of photon-pair states. This technique enables the efficient characterization and engineering of photon-pair sources in multiple degrees of freedom.