Becerra Research Group

Quantum Optics

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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.

Recent News

Four CQuIC Faculty Receive EAGER Awards
September 2, 2020

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EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) are awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) each year to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transf…

Phase tracking for sub-shot-noise-limited receivers
July 6, 2020

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Nonconventional receivers for phase-coherent states based on non-Gaussian measurements such as photon counting surpass the sensitivity limits of shot-noise-limited coherent receivers, the quantum nois…

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Group Leader:
Francisco Elohim Becerra

Associate Professor
fbecerra@unm.edu
505-277-2673

Research interest:  Experimental quantum optics, quantum communications, nonlinear optics, and quantum information.

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Affiliations:

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New:

Quantum-Optics track in the Optical Science and Engineering Ph.D. program.

Topics:

Quantum optics; Quantum Information and computation; Optics; Laser physics; Devices

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