The Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite provides a platform to develop and deploy quantum sensing and metrology via photonic channels. This project will build upon ‘free-space’ quantum communication technology and explore new approaches and methods to advance two primary applications: quantum-enhanced telescopes, and spectroscopic sensing for methane detection in the atmosphere. For the telescope application we will develop novel methods for imaging using multi-photon interference, such as in long-baseline telescopes. For greenhouse gas monitoring, we will perform a detailed analysis of a two-photon sensing setup, prepare a feasibility study on trace gas metrology using quantum communication channels, and move the demonstration from in-lab to outdoors, and finally to field deployment (two optical telescopes). This project also supports long-distance quantum communication by providing a framework and justification for quantum repeater networks. We expect these advancements will find wider application in enhanced performance of atmospheric environmental monitoring and imaging.
Quantum Simulation of Strongly Coupled Field Theories
Strongly-coupled field theories describe both fundamental and applied quantum problems.
August 10, 2017
Development of Terahertz Polariton Lasers
Theoretical and experimental results show that the polariton lasing mechanism is a promising basis for a compact, efficient source of terahertz radiation.
July 1, 2017
Developing Tools for Quantum Characterization and Validation
Summary Coherence is essential for quantum computation; yet it introduces a unique sensitivity to any imperfections in hardware design, control systems, and the operating environment. Overcoming these sensitivities requires a hierarchy of strategies, ranging from optimization of the hardware architecture to software solutions including quantum error correction. Randomized Benchmarking Protocols are an important family of […]
October 3, 2017
Carbon Nanotube Monolayer Jospehson Junction Superconducting Qubit
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a promising material for use in Josephson-Junctions (JJs) given their unique properties, such as high electrical conductivity, pristine surface, inherent nanoscale dimension, and silicon-compatible processing
June 1, 2017