Center Director: Carlos R. Stroud, Jr.
Professor of Optics and Physics
Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0186
(585)275-2598 (voice)
(585)244-4936 (fax)


Administrative Assistant: Maria Schnitzler

MURI Program
The Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Box 270186, Wilmot Bldg.
275 Hutchison Road
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone: (585)273-1155
Fax: (585)244-4936


Toby Berger

Irwin and Joan Jacobs Professor of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
392 Rhodes Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Phone: 607/255-1447

Research Summary


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Nicholas P. Bigelow

Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics 

(and Professor of Optics)
Quantum Optics and Quantum Physics
Bausch & Lomb 312

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627
(585) 275-8549

Research Summary


Thomas Cover

Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Electrical Engineering 

and Statistics

Packard Bldg., Rm. 254
Information Systems Laboratory
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-9510
phone: (650) 723-4505

 fax: (650) 723-8473

Research Summary


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Joseph H. Eberly
Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics 

(and Professor of Optics)
Theoretical Quantum Optics
Bausch & Lomb 321

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627
(585) 275-4576

Research Summary


Michael Gershenson

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy 

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 

136 Frelinghuysen Road 

Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Phone: 732-445-3180

Research Summary



Charles Marcus

Professor of Physics

Lyman 328
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138

phone: (617)495-3908

Research Summary



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Carlos R. Stroud

Professor of Optics (and Physics)
Experimental & Theoretical Quantum Optics

Wilmot 312

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627-0186
(585) 275-2598

Research Summary


Ian A. Walmsley
Professor of Optics
Quantum Optics, Laser Physics and Ultrafast Phenomena
Wilmot 315

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627-0186

(585) 275-0312

Research Summary



Yoshi Yamamoto

Professor of Applied Physics and Engineering

Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4088
Telephone: 650-725-3327
FAX: 650-723-5320

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Postdoctoral Associates

            Dr. Konrad Banaszek

            Dr. Christophe Dorrer

            Dr. Michael Fitch

            Dr. Jin Wang

Ph.D. Dissertations

“Quantum information and computing in multilevel systems,” Ashok Muthukrishnan, University of Rochester, The Institute of Optics, Carlos Stroud, Thesis Advisor, December 2001.

“Coherence, charging, and spin effects in quantum dots and quantum point contacts,” Sara M. Cronenwett, Stanford University; Charles Marcus, Thesis Advisor, December 2001.

“Tradeoff problems in quantum information theory,” Igor Devetak, Cornell University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Toby Berger, Thesis Advisor, January 2002.

Ph. D. Students

 William Oliver (electron entanglement)

 Jon Yard (information theory an quantum information)

David Julian (information theory and duality of the theory of data compression

David Aronstein (revivals and classical-motion bases of quantum wave packets)

Benjamin Brown (coherent control of cold molecular formation)

Kam Wai Chan (Schmidt-mode evolution leading to control of entanglement)

Pablo Londero (molecular dimers for quantum information studies)

Alberto Marino (entangement and teleportation of states of matter)

Jeffrey S. Pratt (dynamical evolution of entanglement and entanglement transfer)

Alfred U’Ren (engineering entanglement using quasi phase matched nonlinear waveguides)

Sungjong Woo

Vitaly Podzorov




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