Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"DURI: Erbium nanophotonics for quantum communications"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2017 - DURI
Research area(s):
nanophotonics, quantum optics
Project Description:
The laws of quantum physics guarantees the security of information transfer. The use of peculiar quantum effects may revolutionize telecommunication as we know it today by making eavesdropping information fundamentally impossible. The realization of this technology requires developing scalable exquisite photonic devices exhibiting quantum behavior. We aim to achieve this by designing photonic nanofabricated devices compatible with the current technology. To characterize our system, we need to observe the statistics of single particles interacting inside the devices using single photon detectors.
Expected Student Contributions:
Student is expected to contribute to this project by 1- Setting up the detection system 2- Data collection, analyzing and interpretation
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Desired Qualifications:
GPA >3.6, experience working with electronic/optical systems and Matlab programming.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Hosseini, Mahdi
electrical and computer eng

Student Supervisor

Mahdi Hosseini
Assistant Prof.

Cooperating Faculty

Arindam Nandi