The Optical Science and Engineering program at the University of New Mexico recently announced its new Quantum Optics track. Topics in the Quantum Optics concentration include optics, lasers, quantum optics, quantum mechanics and quantum information science. Students in the Quantum Optics track can chose from a diverse range of elective courses in Physics and Engineering including: Physics of Semiconductors, Materials and Devices, Digital Image Processing, Quantum Information Theory, Computation. This track offers students the possibility to get experience in applied and fundamental quantum optics and quantum devices, while building a strong background in quantum information.
The Ivan Deutsch group at CQuIC received a welcome surprise with the publication of an interview with Dr. Deutsch in “Quanta Magazine“. The Deutsch group’s research has focused on the control of a 16 dimensional quantum system, or “qudit” in the quantum information parlance. This system offers the opportunity to study robust quantum control techniques (where errors introduced in the control protocols do not introduce too many errors into the behavior of the system), as well as the opportunity to examine novel quantum effects.
Prof. Caves’s commentary at APS News on “High-impact-factor Syndrome”.