Discipline: 
Physics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
Honours Project
Supervisor(s): 
Dr Ivan Kassal

Superradiance occurs when several emitters emit radiation in phase, causing the emission to occur much faster than it would if each emitter was independent. This project is about simulating superradiance in a network of microscopic waveguides written in solid glass using a powerful pulsed laser. In addition, because the rate of the simulated superradiance will depend on the number of photons, we will determine whether the effect can be used to make a simple photon filter, a device that can separate states with different numbers of photons. This would have applications in quantum computing and quantum communication, where it is important to know whether you have, say, one or two photons in your device.

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