Schrödinger cats for a ‘quantum internet’ – Alex Lvovsky

Professor Alexander Lvovsky, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary Group Lead, Quantum Optics Group, Russian Quantum Center Blue Building 303 (Multifunctional Zone)​, Skoltech Campus 29 May at 15:00     ABSTRACT: Superpositions of macroscopically distinct quantum states, introduced in Schrödinger’s famous Gedankenexperiment, are an epitome of quantum “strangeness” and a natural tool for determining the validity limits of quantum physics. The optical incarnation of Schrödinger’s cat – the superposition of two opposite-amplitude coherent states – is also the backbone of quantum information processing in the continuous-variable domain. The talk will cover recent experimental progress on preparing such states, applying them in quantum technology and communications, and increasing their[…]

PhD Fellowship in Quantum Optics (theory/experiment – Skoltech/MSU)

MSU’s Center for Quantum Technology has a long established track record in experimentally demonstrating optical quantum information processing.  The research is accelerating as the center assumes the leading role in a National Technology Initiative (NTI) Focused on Quantum Technologies. We are building a collaborative team working at the intersection of MSU’s quantum hardware focused Center for Quantum Technology and Skoltech’s quantum software focused, Deep Quantum Labs which are both members of the Consortium formed under the NTI Quantum Technologies Initiative. This is part of educational cooperation between the members of the NTI consortium. Students with interest in experimental quantum optics, theoretical quantum optics and quantum information and/or the intersection of these[…]