Alan Gordon

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Nanophotonic quantum memory for quantum key distribution

Quantum networks have the potential to unlock significant advancements in secure communications. Such networks require nodes which perform quantum processing on a small register of interconnected qubits with long coherence times. Harvard researchers…


  • Mikhail D. Lukin
  • Marko Loncar
  • Denis D. Sukachev
  • Christian T. Nguyen
  • Bartholomeus Machielse
  • David Levonian
  • Ralf Riedinger
  • Mihir Keshav Bhaskar

Disinfecting Pathogens on Surfaces and in Air

Pathogens found in the air and on surfaces present a massive global health challenge, threatening human health and food security. The lab of Philip Demokritou at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has developed Engineered Water…


  • Philip Demokritou

Achromatic multi-zone metalens for AR/VR systems

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hardware is composed of optical elements, displays, sensors and electronics. Optics in particular are highly important to the quality and experience of AR/VR, and classical optical devices impose…


  • Federico Capasso

An achromatic and polarization-insensitive metalens for compact optics

Metasurfaces are a type of flat optics that leverage subwavelength features to control light. Metalenses, a type of metasurface, have emerged as a breakthrough technology to enable compact and efficient optical devices, whereas classical optical…


  • Federico Capasso
  • Wei-Ting Chen
  • Alexander Zhu

Quantum Metrology based on Strongly Correlated Matter

Sensors using individual atomic defects in diamond have revolutionized local magnetic sensing. This technology is based on the insight that higher densities of defects can produce more sensitive detectors. However, at very high densities,…


  • Mikhail D. Lukin
  • Norman Y. Yao
  • Soonwon Choi

Quantum memory using silicon-vacancy centers in diamond

In the field of diamond-defect-based quantum information processing, electron spins at defect sites sit within a diamond spin-vacuum and external interface is enabled via photon emission. In comparison to nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond,…


  • Mikhail D. Lukin
  • Denis D. Sukachev
  • Christian T. Nguyen
  • Mirir K. Bhaskar
  • Alp Sipahigil
  • Ruffin Evans

Diamond tip for NV (nitrogen vacancy) magnetometry

The ability to map magnetic field distributions with high sensitivity and nanoscale resolution is of crucial importance for fundamental studies ranging from material science to biology, as well as for the development of new applications in…


  • Amir Yacoby
  • Xu Zhou
  • Rainer Stohr
  • Ling Xie

Quantum method for sampling spectral functions

Quantum computing is poised to transform modern technology by solving computational tasks that cannot be resolved by classical computing. Surprisingly, one of the central challenges for quantum technologies, is the search for useful applications of…


  • Eugene Demler
  • Dries Sels

Multifunctional nanofiber materials for mechanical and thermal protection

Protective equipment provides safety for users from hazardous conditions; however, the equipment and the materials that it's made from are usually designed to protect against a single threat. When an operator needs protection from different hazard…


  • Kevin Kit Parker
  • Grant Michael Gonzalez
  • John Zimmerman

Widely tunable submillimeter wavelength molecular laser optically pumped by a quantum cascade laser

Researchers from Federico Capasso’s lab along with collaborators from MIT and the US Army have developed a compact, tunable laser source for terahertz frequencies, a largely untapped region of the electromagnetic spectrum with exciting applications…


  • Federico Capasso
  • Paul Chevalier
  • Arman Amirzhan
  • Marco Piccardo

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