Mikhail Lukin: Towards Quantum Networking with Atom-like Systems

18 May 2022
from 10:30 to 11:30

Special seminar at the Walter Schottky Institute by Prof. Mikhail Lukin

Distinguished Lecturer Events

Address / Location

WSI, Seminarraum S 101 / ONLINE (info below)

Am Coulombwall 4



Prof. Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University is visiting Munich as part of MCQST's Distinguished Lecturer series. Prof. Lukin is giving a "bonus" seminar at the Walter Schottky Institute. The MCQST community is welcome to join in-person or via Zoom. No registration is required.

Mikhail Lukin: Towards Quantum Networking with Atom-like Systems

"Special Seminar at the Walter Schottky Institute"

Abstract: We will discuss our progress towards realization of quantum repeaters for long-distance quantum communication using solid-state atom-like systems in nanophotonic devices.Specifically, we will describe experimental realization of memory-enhanced quantum communication, which utilizes a solid-state spin memory integrated in a nanophotonic diamond resonator to implement asynchronous Bell-state measurements. This enables a four-fold increase in the secret key rate of measurement device independent quantum key distribution over the loss-equivalent direct-transmission method while operating at megahertz clock rates. Recent progress including entanglement of dissimilar quantum emitters, realization of single photon sources, and multi-qubit quantum nodes will be discussed. Prospects for scaling up these techniques towards realization of quantum networks will be discussed

About Mikhail Lukin

Mikhail Lukin received the Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. He has been on a faculty of Harvard Physics Department since 2001, where he is currently George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, and a co-Director of Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and of Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering. His research interests include quantum optics, quantum control of atomic and nanoscale solid-state systems, quantum metrology, nanophotonics, and quantum information science. He has co-authored over 400 technical papers and has received a number of awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, NSF Career Award, Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America, AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, APS I.I.Rabi Prize, Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Charles Hard Townes Medal, and the Norman F. Ramsey Prize. He is a fellow of the OSA, APS, and AAAS and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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