Special Presentation: Reihaneh Shahrokhshahi

    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:00am
    Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    Building a Quantum Network of Room-Temperature Quantum Devices


    Progressing quantum technologies to room-temperature operation is an alternative to unlock the potential and economic viability of multi-device quantum architectures. In the first part of the talk, I will report on our recent progress towards building a prototypical quantum network consisting of four high fidelity warm vapor quantum memories.In the second part, I will present our recent results regarding strong cross-phase modulation triggered by few-photon level light using a closed loop configuration in atomic vapor. These results pave the way towards implementing a fully deterministic quantum communication network.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Dr. Shahrokhshahi, is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Quantum Information Technology laboratory of Stony Brook University. She earned her Ph.D. degree from University of Virginia in 2014, where she focused on designing quantum devices for scalable continuous variable quantum computing. During her Ph.D. she developed large scale entangled states as well as single photon sources suitable for one-way quantum computation. She joined Stony Brook on 2015, and since then, she is leading projects concentrated on the development of room-temperature quantum devices, including quantum memories, optical quantum gates, single photon sources and characterization devices suited for advancing quantum communication networks.