Abstract submission for the OSA QIM2019 Conference closing on 26 November!

Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) – V: Quantum Technologies Rome, 4-6 April 2019 Abstract submission now available until 26 November 2018! Details at www.quantumlab.it/qim2019/ Download the announcement All accepted papers will be published and indexed as Conference Proceedings in OSA Technical Digest. Program Chairs Fabio Sciarrino, University of Rome La Sapienza David Lucas, University of Oxford … Continua a leggere

Photonic quantum information processing: a review just published in Reports of Progress in Physics!

Photonic quantum technologies represent a promising platform for several applications, ranging from long-distance communications to the simulation of complex phenomena. Indeed, the advantages offered by single photons do make them the candidate of choice for carrying quantum information in a broad variety of areas with a versatile approach. Furthermore, recent technological advances are now enabling … Continua a leggere

Symmetry Protection of Photonic Entanglement in the Interaction with a Single Nanoaperture just published in Physical Review Letters with an Editors’ suggestion and Focus Story in Physics!

We experimentally show that quantum entanglement can be symmetry protected in the interaction with a single subwavelength plasmonic nanoaperture. In particular, we experimentally demonstrate that two-photon entanglement can be either completely preserved or completely lost after the interaction with the nanoaperture, solely depending on the relative phase between the quantum states. We achieve this effect … Continua a leggere

Experimental Phase Estimation Enhanced by Machine Learning just published in Physical Review Applied with an Editors’ suggestion

Phase estimation has applications from quantum imaging to gravitational-wave detection. In areas such as biological-system sampling or quantum metrology, it is crucial to optimally acquire information from a very limited number of probes. To address this need, the authors describe and experimentally verify a machine-learning method for optimal adaptive single-photon phase estimation based on a … Continua a leggere

Experimental Study of Nonclassical Teleportation Beyond Average Fidelity published in Physical Review Letters

Quantum teleportation establishes a correspondence between an entangled state shared by two separate parties that can communicate classically and the presence of a quantum channel connecting the two parties. The standard benchmark for quantum teleportation, based on the average fidelity between the input and output states, indicates that some entangled states do not lead to … Continua a leggere

Tomassoni and Chisesi physics prize

Thursday 13 September 2018 at 15:00 The Dipartment of Physics of Sapienza Università di Roma hosted the winners of the prestigious Tomassoni and Chisesi physics prize delivered by @Fond_Sapienza: – Scott Aaronson from The University of Texas at Austin for quantum computational complexity (category under 40) – Philip Kim from Harvard University for quantum transport in graphene (category … Continua a leggere

THE BIG BELL TEST Global physics experiment challenges Einstein with the help of 100,000 volunteers

On November 30th, 2016, more than 100,000 people around the world contributed to a suite of first-of-a-kind quantum physics experiments known as The BIG Bell Test. Using smartphones and other internet-connected devices, participants contributed unpredictable bits, which determined how entangled atoms, photons, and superconducting devices were measured in twelve laboratories around the world. Scientists used … Continua a leggere

Integrated sources of entangled photons at telecom wavelength in femtosecond-laser-written circuits just published in Optica!

Photon entanglement is at the basis of many protocols in photonic quantum technologies, from quantum computing to simulation and sensing. The generation of entangled photons in integrated waveguides is particularly advantageous due to the enhanced stability and more efficient nonlinear interaction. Here we realize an integrated source of entangled wavelength-degenerate photons based on the hybrid … Continua a leggere