OSC Colloquium: Jeffrey Shapiro

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Meinel 307

    1630 E. University Blvd.

    3rd Floor Lobby area


    Open to campus and public.


    Speaker: Jeffrey Shapiro

    Topic: My 40+ Years in Quantum Optical Communication

    Host: Saikat Guha 

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    I have spent 40+ years working on a variety of topics in quantum optical
    communication. In this talk, I will present a semi-chronological, incomplete review
    of how that field has progressed, focusing on some of my group’s contributions. The
    results to be presented are: the quantum theory of diffraction; semiclassical versus
    quantum photodetection and the Yuen-Shapiro representation theorem;
    perturbation theory versus the Gaussian-state description of spontaneous
    parametric downconversion; phase-sensitive coherence and its application to ghost
    imaging and imaging with undetected photons; the χ(3) nonlinearity in the singlephoton
    limit; and the quantum illumination story.
    Speaker Bio(s): 
    Professor Jeffrey H. Shapiro received the S.B., S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in
    Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970, respectively. As a
    graduate student he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Teaching
    Assistant, and a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow. His doctoral research
    was a theoretical study of adaptive techniques for improved optical communication
    through atmospheric turbulence.
    From 1970 to 1973, Dr. Shapiro was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Sciences
    and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University. From 1973 to 1985, he
    was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, and in 1985, he was
    promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering.
    From 1989 until 1999 Dr. Shapiro served as Associate Department Head of MIT’s
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1999 he became the
    Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering. From 2001 until 2011 Dr.
    Shapiro served as Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics
    From 2007 through 2011 Dr. Shapiro served as Co-Director of the W. M. Keck
    Foundation Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory (xQIT). From 2008
    through 2015 he served as Co-Director of the NSF IGERT Program “Interdisciplinary
    Quantum Information Science and Engineering (iQuISE).”
    Dr. Shapiro’s research interests have centered on the application of communication
    theory to optical systems. He is best known for his work on the generation,
    detection, and application of squeezed-state light beams, but he has also published
    extensively in the areas of atmospheric optical communication, coherent laser radar,
    and quantum information science.
    Dr. Shapiro is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, of the
    Optical Society, of the American Physical Society, of the Institute of Physics, and of
    SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics). He has been an Associate
    Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the Journal of the Optical
    Society of America, and was the Principal Organizer of the Sixth International
    Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC’02).
    In 2008 Dr. Shapiro was co-recipient of the Quantum Electronics Award from the
    IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (now the IEEE Photonics Society), and he
    received the Quantum Communication Award for Theoretical Research from
    Tamagawa University.

    Refreshments 3:30pm

    Lecture @ 3:45pm - 5pm