USC ISI Lab Seeks to Unravel Quantum Dimensions of Light

| April 25, 2019

ISI researcher Jonathan Habif believes this research can help us recognize things at much dimmer light levels than previously thought possible.

A photo of a quantum laser

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When we think of information, we think of bits and bytes, computer algorithms and communication networks. But information is physical, stored on physical things like electrons, RF radiation, even water and light.

“In order to get a full understanding of information, you have to understand the physics of information-carrying entities — and this is rooted in quantum mechanics,” said Jonathan Habif, an experimental physicist at USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI).

Read the full story, published in Viterbi Magazine.

Published on April 25th, 2019

Last updated on July 1st, 2021

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