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Sunil Mittal

Assistant Professor at Northeastern University

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Assistant Professor at Northeastern University

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  • Rendering of a light-guiding lattice of micro-rings that researchers predict will create a highly efficient frequency comb

    Novel Design May Boost Efficiency of On-Chip Frequency Combs

    September 27, 2021

    On the cover of the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon, a prism splits a ray of light into all the colors of the rainbow. This multicolored medley, which owes its emergence to the fact that light travels as a wave, is almost always hiding in plain sight; a prism simply reveals that it was there.

  • JQI Researchers Generate Tunable Twin Particles of Light

    May 10, 2021

    Identical twins might seem “indistinguishable,” but in the quantum world the word takes on a new level of meaning. While identical twins share many traits, the universe treats two indistinguishable quantum particles as intrinsically interchangeable. This opens the door for indistinguishable particles to interact in unique ways—such as in quantum interference—that are needed for quantum computers. While generating a crowd of photons—particles of light—is as easy as flipping a light switch, it’s trickier to make a pair of indistinguishable photons. And it takes yet more work to endow that pair with a quantum mechanical link known as entanglement. JQI researchers and their colleagues describe a new way to make entangled twin particles of light and to tune their properties using a method conveniently housed on a chip, a potential boon for quantum technologies that require a reliable source of well-tailored photon pairs.

  • headshots of Alexey Gorshkov and Mohammad Hafezi

    Two JQI Fellows Participate in New MURI Awards

    March 6, 2020

    JQI researchers are part of two teams that have received Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards from the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD awards these competitive grants annually to promote multidisciplinary work by teams spanning several universities. MURI awards focus on topics that are important to DoD and that may promote development of new technologies.