IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Quantum Optics/Engineering Workshop  

Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2014, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

April 16, 2014
7 PM

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Schrödinger’s Rainbow: The Renaissance in Quantum Optical Interferometry Slides

Prof. Jonathan P. Dowling, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


Prof. Jonathan P. Dowling, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Abstract:  Over the past 20 years bright sources of entangled photons have led to a renaissance in quantum optical interferometry. These photon sources have been used to test the foundations of quantum mechanics and implement some of the spooky ideas associated with quantum entanglement such as quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, quantum lithography, quantum computing logic gates, and sub-shot-noise optical interferometers. I will discuss some of these advances and the unification of optical quantum imaging, metrology, and information processing.


Probably the most relevant articles are:

Much of what I cover is in my new book:

Another good book for the lay person is Zeilinger's:

or Gilder's


Biography:  Jonathan P. Dowling, the Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Quantum Science and Technologies Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prof. Dowling received his PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany; and Research Physicist at a US Government Laboratory in Huntsville, Alabama; before taking a position as Principle Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, before taking his current posts in Louisiana. Dowling has over 150 publications and eight US patents in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of Optical Society of America. He has been awarded the Willis E. Lamb Medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, the US Government Research and Development Achievement Award, and the NASA Space Act Award.


Speakers' travel expenses have
been generously supported by:



For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
2) Bill Nelson (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) David Scherer (, Boston Photonics Society Chair