Adelphi University Laboratory for Quantum & Nonlinear Optics

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 site.