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

More about us »

More about our research »

Looking for our guide to quantum state tomography? »


Connecting with Nobel Laureates at the APS March Meeting

Members of the Kwiat Group had the pleasure of meeting 2022 Physics Nobel Laureates Anton Zeilinger and John F. Clauser at the APS March Meeting 2023.

Our research featured in the Nov/Dec issue of SPIE's Photonics Focus

Read more about current and future efforts in realizing photonic quantum networks.

Paul Kwiat interviewed on The UIUC Talkshow

Watch Paul talk about Quantum Information, photons, and swing dancing!

All news »