This laboratory is dedicated to the investigation of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics theory such as the entanglement and the nonlocality related phenomena. The main research lines are the following:
a) Experiments on fundamental tests of quantum mechanics to detect the gap between classical
and quantum behavior of quantum photonic states distributed over complex networks.
b) investigations of protocols and optical schemes to generate highly quantum correlated states which exhibit peculiar quantum behavior.
Lab Equipment: All the apparatuses are mounted on floated optical tables. The high efficiency generation of single photon states is ensured using high-power ultrashort pulsed laser at 785 nm, the MIRA 900. There are two synchronized quantum sources generating pairs of entangled single-photon states. The two sources are based on spontaneous parametric down conversion from non-linear crystals. The manipulation of the laser beam and the generated quantum states takes place using bulk, in-fiber, and integrated optical apparatuses.
QISS 2 – THE QUANTUM INFORMATION STRUCTURE OF SPACETIME, SECOND PHASE