The Adelphi University Laboratory for Quantum & Nonlinear Optics
was created by Professor Sean Bentley in the fall of 2003.
While the research performed in the lab is
state-of-the-art, a primary focus of the lab is undergraduate
research. To date, over ten undergraduates, as well as two high school
students, have been actively involved in the research efforts.
The two primary current focuses of the research are:
1. The nonlinearities of quantum dots and their applications, and
2. Quantum entangled photons and the insights they provide into
the foundations of quantum mechanics.
The lab facilities include a pulsed high-power laser that is tunable
across the entire visible spectrum and well into the infrared; a
complete set-up for the generation
and detection of quantum entangled photons; a high-resolution digital beam
profiler; and much more, most of which can be computer controlled. As
results of the current research develops, it will be posted on this