Interacting Photons

This is a new project, jointly led by Steve Rolston and Trey Porto, to use strong photon-photon interactions mediated by Rydberg atoms for quantum networking applications. Single-photon nonlinearities allow for significantly improved quantum networking protocols, but it is challenging to generate such photon interactions at the few photon level. This projects will explore the use of Rydberg-dressed polaritons to realize photon nonlinearities and devlop tools for quantum networking applications.

This research is being carried out in the Physical Sciences Complex on the University of Maryland campus.

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Team Members

  • Trey Porto
  • Steven Rolston
  • Mary Lyon
  • Alexander Craddock
  • Dalia Ornelas
  • Nathan Fredman