Colloquia & Guest Speakers

Single and Two-photon Quantum Optics with Cavities, Emitters and Waveguides

Dr. Imran Mirza, Miami University of Ohio

Monday, February 18, 2019
3:30 p.m.

Goergen 101

Imran Mirza


Quantum optics studies how light interacts with matter at the quantum level. The field has witnessed tremendous activity in the past two to three decades due to promising applications in quantum computation and quantum information processing. In this talk, I will discuss how architectures based on emitters, optical cavities and waveguides are used to observe and utilize quantum optical effects. I will focus on three examples of my work: (1) two-photon interference in coupled cavity arrays, (2) mechanical effects of single photons in hybrid atom-cavity optomechanics and (3) entanglement generation and control in waveguide quantum electrodynamics.


Imran Mirza is an Assistant Professor at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He completed his PhD from Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science at the University of Oregon where his research was focused on various types of few-photon effects in coupled optical cavities. He then did his postdoc from the Physics Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he studied different quantum effects in waveguide QED with applications in quantum communications and quantum information processing. Recently, he has joined Miami University of Ohio where his research group works on problems related to theoretical quantum optics and quantum information.

Location: Goergen 101

Refreshments will be served.