Control and Measurement of Quantum Light Pulses for Quantum Information Science and Technology

Michał Karpiński, Alex O.C. Davis, Filip Sośnicki, Valérian Thiel, Brian J. Smith

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Manipulation of quantum optical pulses, such as single photons or entangled photon pairs, enables numerous applications, from quantum communications and networking to enhanced sensing. Common methods to shape laser pulses based upon filtering or amplification cannot be employed with quantum light pulses as these approaches introduce detrimental loss and noise to the system. Here, methods to control and measure quantum light pulses based upon deterministic application of targeted phases in time and frequency domains are reviewed, along with recent demonstrations of quantum applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Quantum Technologies
Early online date23 Jul 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jul 2021


  • frequency shift
  • pulse compression
  • pulse shaping
  • quantum information
  • quantum network
  • quantum optics
  • quantum state tomography
  • temporal modes
  • time–frequency conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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