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.

Becerra’s group publishes article on robust measurements at low powers by counting photons

Dr. Elohim Becerra Chavez’s research group recently published Robust Measurement for the Discrimination of Binary Coherent States in Physical Review Letters. Optical communication uses light to encode and transmit information over long distances, such as in optical fibers ...
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Becerra’s group publishes article on multiple coherent states in Journal of Optical Society of America B

Dr. Elohim Becerra Chavez’s research group recently published Implementation of a single-shot receiver for quaternary phase-shift keyed coherent states in Journal of Optical Society of America B Measurement strategies for multiple coherent states based on single-shot measurements with ...
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Dr. Elohim Becerra Wins NSF Career Award

University of New Mexico Assistant Professor Elohim Becerra received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his proposal “Quantum Measurements for Optical Communications.” See the UNM Newsroom article. Congratulations, Dr. Becerra! ...
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Becerra’s group publishes Low Power Light article in Nature Partner Journals

Dr. Elohim Becerra Chavez’s research group recently published Quantum measurements: surpassing conventional sensitivity limits at low powers in Nature Partner Journals Optimized discrimination of multiple states. Light has intrinsic quantum noise, which limits how well we can measure ...
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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