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Defects in optically active semiconductors for quantum applications

Kai-Mei Fu, UW Physics
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PAA A-102
Defects can provide highly homogeneous potentials for quantum particles (electrons and holes) in crystals, enabling atomic-like physics in a solid-state environment. The availability of high-purity crystals, in which either single defects can be resolved or ensembles of non-interacting defects can exist, has spurred significant interest in utilizing defects for quantum-enabled applications (i.e. sensing and information processing). In this talk I will first present the potential of combining solid-state defects and integrated photonics to realize quantum information processors, focusing on my own group’s research on the nitrogen-vacancy defect in diamond. In the second half, I present our work researching the fundamental properties of defects that are promising alternatives to diamond-based platforms.​

​Watch a video of the colloquium here​.

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