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K. Marshall, R. Pooser, G. Siopsis, and C. Weedbrook, “Repeat-until-success cubic phase gate for universal continuous-variable quantum computation,” Phys. Rev. A 91, 032321, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.032321, (2015).

WP Grice, PG Evans, B Lawrie, M Legré, P Lougovski, W Ray, BP Williams, B Qi, and AM Smith, “Two-Party secret key distribution via a modified quantum secret sharing protocol,” Optics Express 23 (6), 7300-731, doi: 10.1364/OE.23.007300, (2015).

DB Uskov, PM Alsing, ML Fanto, L Kaplan, R Kim, A Szep,  and AM Smith, “Resource-efficient generation of linear cluster states by linear optics with postselection,” Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 48 (4), 045502, doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/48/4/045502, (2015).

Lereu, A. L.; Lemarchand, F.; Zerrad, M.; Yazdanpanah, M.; Passian, A., “Optical properties and plasmonic response of silver-gallium nanostructures,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 117, 063110, doi: 10.1063/1.4906950, (2015).

P. Toliver,  J. M. Dailey, A. Agarwal, and N. A. Peters, "Continuously active interferometer stabilization and control for time-bin entanglement distribution," Opt. Express  23, 4135-4143, doi: 10.1364/OE.23.004135(2015).

L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, T. Thundat and B. H. Davison, “Opto-nanomechanical spectroscopic material characterization,” Nature Nanotechnology, doi: 10.1038/nnano.2015.168, (2015).

M. Salhi, A. Passian, G. Siopsis, “Toroidal nanotraps for cold polar molecules,” Phys. Rev. A., doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.92.033416, (2015).

R.C. Pooser and B.J. Lawrie, “Ultrasensitive measurement of MEMS cantilever displacement sensitivity below the shot noise limit,” Optica, 2 393,doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.2.000393, (2015). PTS # 48744

D. B. Uskov, P. Lougovski, P. M. Alsing, M. L. Fanto, L. Kaplan, and A. M. Smith, “Optimal mode transformations for linear-optical cluster-state generation” Phys. Rev. A 91, 062318, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.062318, (2015).

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A. Mizutani, M. Curty, C. C.W. Lim, N. Imoto and K. Tamaki, “Finite-key security analysis of quantum key distribution with imperfect light sources”, New J. Phys. 17, 093011, doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/9/093011, (Sep. 2015).

B.J. Lawrie, N. Otterstrom, and R.C. Pooser, "Coherence area profiling in multi-spatial-mode squeezed states," Journal of Modern Optics, doi: 10.1080/09500340.2015.1080869, (Sep. 2015).

J. M. Lukens, O. D. Odele, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Electro-optic modulation for high-speed characterization of entangled photon pairs, Optics Letters 40, 5331, doi: 10.1364/OL.40.005331, (2015).

J. M. Dailey, A. Agarwal, P. Toliver, and N. A. Peters, Loss resilience for two-qubit state transmission using distributed phase sensitive amplification, Scientific Reports 5, 16296, doi: 10.1038/srep16296, (2015).

Feihu Xu, Marcos Curty, Bing Qi, Li Qian, Hoi-Kwong Lo, “Discrete and continuous variables for measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography”, Nature Photonics (Correspondence) 9, 772–773, doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2015.206, (2015).

Bing Qi, Pavel Lougovski, Raphael Pooser, Warren Grice, and Miljko Bobrek, “Generating the local oscillator ‘locally’ in continuous-variable quantum key distribution based on coherent detection”, Phys. Rev. X 5, 041009, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.041009, (2015).

A Malasi, H Taz, A Farah, M Patel, B Lawrie, R Pooser, A Baddorf, G Duscher, R Kalyanaraman, “Novel Iron-based ternary amorphous oxide semiconductor with very high transparency, electronic conductivity, and mobility.” Scientific reports, 5, 18157, doi: 10.1038/srep18157, (2015).

Wenjiang Fan, Benjamin J. Lawrie, and Raphael C. Pooser. "Quantum plasmonic sensing." Physical Review A 92, no. 5, doi: org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.053812, (2015).

R.C. Pooser, and B.J.  Lawrie. "Plasmonic trace sensing below the photon shot noise limit." ACS Photonics, doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00501, (2015). 

Kevin Marshall, Raphael Pooser, George Siopsis, and Christian Weedbrook, “Quantum simulation of quantum field theory using continuous variables,” Phys. Rev. A 92, 063825, doi: org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.063825, (2015). 


Pooser, Raphael  C., Nils T. Otterstrom and Benjamin J. Lawrie. "Nonlinear optical magnetometry with accessible in situ optical squeezing." Optics Letters 39, no. 22, 6533, doi: 10.1364/OL.39.006533, (2014).
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Humble, Travis  S., et al. "An Integrated Development Environment for Adiabatic Quantum Programming." Computational Science & Discovery 7, no. 1, 015006, doi: 10.1088/1749-4680/7/1/015006, (2014).

Ewald, Maxime, et al. "From surface to intracellular non-invasive nanoscale study of living cells impairments." Nanotechnology 25, no. 29, 295101,  doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/29/295101, (2014).


Farahi, R  H., et al. "Data Analysis of Multi-Laser Standoff Spectral identification of chemical and biological compounds." Proceedings of SPIE 8725, 87252A-1, doi: 10.1117/12.2018418, (2013).
Lawrie, Benjamin  J. and Raphael C. Pooser. "Toward Real-time quantum imaging with a single pixel camera." Optics Express 21, no. 6, 7549—7559, doi: 10.1364/OE.21.007549, (2013).  
Wang, Zhao-Ming, et al. "Identifying quantum states capable of high-fidelity transmission over a spin chain." Physical Review Letters 88, no. 88, 032303, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.032303, (2013).

Lereu, Aude, et al. "Plasmon assisted thermal modulation in nanoparticles." Nanotechnology 21, no. 10, 12145—12158, doi: 10.1364/OE.21.012145, (2013).

Lawrie, Benjamin  J., Philip G. Evans and Raphael C. Pooser. "Local surface plasmon mediated extraordinary optical transmission of multi-spatial-mode quantum noise reduction." Physical Review Letters 110, no. 15, 156802, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.156802 (2013).

Passian, Ali, Laurene Tetard and Thomas George Thundat. "Comments on the paper "A comprehensive modeling and vibration analysis of AFM microcantilevers subjected to nonlinear tip-sample interaction forces" by Sohrab Eslami and Nader Jalili." Ultramicroscopy 131, 92—93, doi: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2013.03.016, (2013).

Xu, Feihu, et al. "Practical aspects of measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution." New Journal of Physics 15, no. 11, 113007, doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/15/11/113007, (2013).


Lawrie, Benjamin  J., et al. "Plasmon-exciton hybridization in ZnO quantum well-Al nanodisc heterostructures." Nano Letters 12, no. 12, 6152—6157, doi: 10.1021/nl3029784, (2012).
Lawrie, Benjamin  J., Richard Mu and Richard F Haglund. "Plasmonic control of near-interface exciton dynamics in defect-rich ZnO thin films." Plasmonics 8, no. 2, 1557—697, doi: 10.1007/s11468-012-9459-9, (2012).
Lawrie, Benjamin  J., Richard Mu and Richard F Haglund. "Selective Purcell enhancement of defect emission in ZnO thin films." Optics Letters 37, no. 9, 1538—1540, doi: 10.1364/OL.37.001538 (2012).
Passian, Ali and Thomas George Thundat. "MATERIALS SCIENCE The abilities of instabilities." Nature 1, no. 7408, doi: 10.1038/nature11383, (2012).
Qin, Zhongzhong, et al. "A compact diode-laser-pumped quantum light source based on four wave mixing in hot rubidium vapor." Optics Letters 37, no. 15, 3141—3143, doi: 10.1364/OL.37.003141, (2012).
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Weedbrook, Christian, et al. "Resonant Cascaded Downconversion." Physical Review A 85, no. 3, 033821, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.033821, (2012).

Farahi, R  H., Ali Passian and Laurene Tetard. "Critical issues in sensor science to aid food and water safety." Nanotechnology 6, no. 6, 4548—4556, doi: 10.1021/nn204999j, (2012).

Lereu, Aude, Ali Passian and Ph Dumas. "Near field optical microscopy: a brief review ." International Journal of Nanotechnology 9, no. 3-7, 488—501, doi: 10.1504/IJNT.2012.045353, (2012).

Lereu, Aude, et al. "Spectroscopy and imaging of arrays of nanorods toward nanopolarimetry ." Nanotechnology 23, no. 4, 045701, doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/4/045701, (2012).


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Passian, Ali, Sherwin Koucheckian and Semyon Yakubovich. "Index integral representations for connection between cartesian, cylindrical, and spheroidal systems." Integral Transforms and Special Functions 22, no. 8, 549—560, doi: 10.1080/10652469.2010.533513, (2011).  

Liu, Cunjin, et al. "Realization of low frequency and controllable-bandwidth squeezing based on a four-wave-mixing amplifer in rubidium vapor." Optics Letters 36, no. 15, 2979—2981, doi: 10.1364/OL.36.002979, (2011).
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Grice, Warren  P. "Arbitrarily Complete Bell-State Measurement Using only Linear Optical Elements." Physical Review A 84, no. 4, 042331, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042331, (2011).
Humble, Travis  S., Ryan S. Bennink and Warren P. Grice. "SIMULTANEOUS TELEPORTATION OF MULTIPLE SINGLE-PHOTON DEGREES OF FREEDOM." Journal of Modern Optics 58, no. 3-4, 288—298, doi: 10.1080/09500340.2010.543291, (2011).

Tetard, Laurene, et al. "Virtual resonance and frequency diference generation by Van der Walls interaction." Physical Review Letters 106, no. 18, 180801-1—180801-4, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.180801, (2011).
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Kim, Seonghwan  Sam, et al. "Observation of an anomalous mass effect in microcantilever-based biosensing caused by adsorbed DNA." Applied Physics Letters 96, no. 15, 153703, doi: 10.1063/1.3399234, (2010).

Bennink, Ryan  S. "Optimal Collinear Gaussian Beams for Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion." Physical Review A 81, no. 5, 053805, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.053805, (2010).
Tetard, Laurene, et al. "Characterization of biomass by force microscopy." Ultramicroscopy 1, no. 1, 1—1, (2010).
Tetard, Laurene, Ali Passian and Thomas George Thundat. "Synthesizing new modes for subsurface atomic force microscopy." Nature Nanotechnology 5, no. 2, 105—109, doi: 10.1038/NNANO.2009.454, (2010).

Liu, Yun, et al. "Laser wire beam profile monitor in the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) superconducting linac." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 612, no. 2, 241—253, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.10.061, (2010).
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Evans, Philip  G., et al. "Bright source of spectrally pure polarization-entangled photon with nearly single-mode emission." Physical Review Letters 105, no. 25, 253601, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.253601, (2010).

Tetard, Laurene, et al. "Atomic force microscopy of silica nanoparticles and carbon nanohorns in macrophages and red blood cells." Ultramicroscopy 110, no. 6, 586—591, doi: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2010.02.015, (2010).

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Passian, Ali, et al. "On the orthogonality of the MacDonald’s functions." Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 360, no. 2, 380—390, doi: 10.1016/j.jmaa.2009.06.067, (2009).

Tetard, Laurene, et al. "Elastic Phase Response of Silica Nanoparticles Buried in Soft Matter." Applied Physics Letters 93, no. 13, 133113, doi: 10.1063/1.2987460, (2008).
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News and Events

The Marconi Society recently highlighted ORNL Wigner Fellow Joseph Lukens in their blog. In 2015, Joe was named a Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar. You can see the post here.

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 available here.

Congratulations to Ben Lawrie, who received an appointment as a Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UTK. He joins QIS researchers Ali Passian, Raphael Pooser, and Bing Qi, who also hold joint faculty appointments at UTK.

On March 30, Wigner Fellow Joseph Lukens presented his research on pulse shaping entangled photons at Spectral and Spatial Engineering of Quantum Light (SSEQL 2016), held in Warsaw. More information about the workshop can be found here.

Quantum Mechanical Burglar Alarm: QIS researchers Brian Williams and Travis Humble, along with Keith Britt, recently published a paper in Physical Review Applied describing a “tamper-indicating quantum seal.” Read more about the work at here.