Interacting Photons

This project, jointly led by Steve Rolston and Trey Porto,  uses 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 explores the use of Rydberg-dressed polaritons to realize photon nonlinearities and develop 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
  • Patrick Banner
  • Deniz Kurdak
  • Yaxin Li