Quantum Information Science

ORNL researchers apply the principles and techniques of quantum physics to real-world problems in communication, computing, and sensing. The sometimes surprising behavior of light and matter at the quantum level enables results that are simply not possible in the classical world. ORNL scientists engage in basic and applied research to identify and exploit these effects in order to realize the promises of Quantum Information Science.

Research Highlights

ORNL Quantum Information researchers featured in Inside Science

Inside Science has published a story about a recent experiment by ORNL researchers Brian Williams, Ron Sadlier, and Travis Humble. Using a technique known as superdense coding, Williams and co-workers managed to achieve a data rate of 1.67 bits per qubit (quantum bit), setting a new...

ORNL Quantum Information Science Group researchers earn "Editor's Pick" for high quality research in Optics Letters

Joseph M. Lukens, Nicholas A. Peters, and Raphael C. Pooser's forth-coming article in Optics Letters, "Naturally stable Sagnac–Michelson nonlinear interferometer" has earned an "Editor's Pick" to promote it for its high technical quality and its expected interest to the...

ORNL Quantum Information researchers land on Optica's most-cited list

Raphael C. Pooser and Benjamin Lawrie have been recognized as authors of one of Optica’s top 15 most-cited papers for 2015 for "Ultrasensitive measurement of microcantilever displacement below the shot-noise limit," Optica 2, 393-399 (2015). A link to the paper is...