About Amir Safavi-Naeini's Work
All computation, sensing, and communication systems depend on devices that convert information from one form to another. This capability is currently lacking in the quantum domain, and is required for emerging quantum technologies that promise to exploit entanglement to perform task beyond the means of today’s information technologies. The proposed research effort addresses this basic challenge in applied science by developing and demonstrating devices that can convert quantum information across the electromagnetic spectrum. Safavi-Naeini’s group will develop chip-scale systems that can interconvert between optical photons that propagate many kilometers in fibers, millimeter waves used in sensors that enable autonomous systems, and cryogenic superconducting microwave circuits that are being used to implement the first quantum computers. If successful, their research will form the basis of future quantum networks, sensors, and distributed quantum computers.