Quantum Light-Matter Interfaces

In recent decades, progress in exploring fundamental aspects of quantum physics led to development of applications of quantum physics in computing, communications and sensing. We study light-matter interfaces that are useful in implementations of quantum computation, quantum communications, and quantum sensing and metrology. This ranges from single photon sources for quantum communications to quantum memories for wavelength conversion or qubit conversion of photons, or to mediate nonlinear interaction between photons. Different platforms are of interest to us which include molecular and solid state systems at room temperature for ultrafast quantum photonics, rare-earth-ion doped crystals, cold atoms, excitons in semiconductors, and defects/color centers in hBN and diamond.

Participating members:

Khabat Heshami

Michael Spanner

Selected publications: