Becerra Research Group

The quantum properties of physical systems have a large potential for enabling technologies with unprecedented capabilities, and their study can provide insight into the fundamental limits of information processing and transfer between different physical systems such as light and matter. The Quantum Optics group performs research in quantum information with atoms and photons, with a focus on the study of quantum properties of light and matter for optimal methods of measurement, information transfer and communications.

The Quantum Optics group interests include the study of measurements with sensitivities beyond conventional limits of detection, and the study of quantum-state superpositions from the interaction of light and matter for quantum information and communication protocols. We are interested in studying technologies that can be enabled by these quantum systems and understanding the limits of such quantum technologies. Applications of these studies include quantum and coherent communications, metrology, and quantum information processing.

Winter 2018 Graduate Ciaran Ryan-Anderson

Congratulations to CQuIC former Graduate Student, Ciaran Ryan-Anderson. Ciaran defended his dissertation in November 2018. As a Ph.D. graduate student, Ciaran worked with CQuIC Faculty Associate, Andrew Landahl at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Ciaran is now working as ...
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Optimal Pure-State Qubit Tomography via Sequential Weak Measurements

A sequence of weak isotropic measurements can yield the optimal measurement of a collection of identical qubits — a POVM over the continuous set of spin-coherent states. We show here a numerical simulation for an independent sequence of ...
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Congratulations Travis Scholten!

Congratulations to CQuIC Graduate Student, Travis Scholten. Travis defended his dissertation September 26, 2018 and has joined the ranks of CQuIC graduates applying their skills and knowledge, and sharing what they have learned as a member of CQuIC ...
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21st Annual SQuInT Workshop

The 21st Annual SQuInT Workshop is scheduled to take place at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, NM.  The three-day workshop begins on Monday, February 10, 2019 and ends on Wednesday, February 12, 2019.  Participants may submit an abstract for consideration ...
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Group Leader:  F. Elohim Becerra
 Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
Phone: (505) 277-2673
Research interest: Experimental Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Measurements and Quantum Information
NEW Quantum-Optics track in the Optical Science and Engineering Ph.D. program.
Topics: Quantum optics; Quantum Information and computation; Optics; Laser physics; Devices
Sponsors:  PandA and ECE at UNM