University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to the

Kwiat Quantum Information Group

in the Department of Physics in Engineering & LAS at Illinois

About us

We are a quantum information research group in the physics department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Our research interests include:

  • Fundamental studies of quantum mechanics
  • Optical quantum information resources including single-photon sources, single-photon detectors, sources of entanglement, quantum random number generators, and adaptive optics
  • Applications such as quantum key distribution, quantum state and process tomography, quantum state creation and remote preparation, hyperentanglement-enhanced quantum communication, quantum-enhanced precision measurements, and quantum memory
  • The interaction of quantum states of light with biological systems, including the human visual system

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Kwiat Group Among Winners of Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator

The Kwiat Group competed against 35 other teams in a three-day virtual pitch competition hosted by the Innovare Advancement Center in Rome, NY and sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Our proposal for quantum-enhanced interferometry was selected to be one of the 17 winners. Read More

Paul Kwiat Named Leader of Communication Thrust of Q-NEXT Center

Paul Kwiat will lead the Quantum Communication thrust of the $115-million Q-NEXT Department of Energy center in support of the developing “quantum economy”. Read More

Paul Kwiat Interviewed in Scientific American on China’s Micius Quantum Satellite

Paul Kwiat shares his thoughts on satellite-based quantum communication. Read More

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