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Laser Focus World: July 22, 2022
‘Impossible’ unipolar terahertz emitter is another step toward quantum computingAn effectively unipolar terahertz emitter created by Mack Kira and collaborators may provide a way to accelerate conventional computing and process quantum information at room temperature.
Emulating impossible “unipolar” laser pulses paves the way for processing quantum informationQuantum materials emit light as though it were only a positive pulse, rather than a positive-negative oscillation.
Aaditya Hambarde awarded Towner prize for his outstanding contributions as a Graduate Student InstructorHambarde is recognized for his tremendous dedication to students and for the creation of new course resources for Introduction to Signals and Systems.
U-M forms collaboration to advance quantum science and technologyThe Midwest Quantum Collaboratory studies quantum science and technology.
December 17, 2021
Most Read Featured Articles from 2020-2021The article “Monolayer GaN excitonic deep ultraviolet light emitting diodes,” co-authored by Profs. Zetian Mi, Mack Kira, and Manos Kioupakis (MSE) was among the most downloaded articles published in Applied Physics Letters from 2020-2021, with 3,364 downloads.
Scientific American: December 11, 2021
In a First, Physicists Glimpse a Quantum GhostMackillo Kira explains the significance of reconstructing a quantum wave function. Kira is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
$1.8M to develop room temperature, controllable quantum nanomaterialsThe project could pave the way for compact quantum computing and communications as well as efficient UV lamps for sterilization and air purification.
Educating a quantum workforce with QuSTEAM while opening doors to a broad and diverse range of studentsMichigan is part of a multi-institution effort to create new flexible courses for undergraduate students interested in being part of the second quantum revolution
Markus Borsch awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research in quantum engineering
Borsch’s research in light-driven quantum electronics is expected to guide next-generation quantum devices
Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities
Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors.
The new quantum spurs action by the Michigan Quantum Science & Technology Working Group
The new working group showcased Michigan’s strength in Quantum Science at a workshop attended by researchers throughout the University of Michigan.
Prof. Mackillo Kira Elected OSA Fellow for contributions to quantum optics
Kira was recognized for his pioneering contributions to the theory of semiconductor quantum optics.
Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum
Electron states in a semiconductor, set and changed with pulses of light, could be the 0 and 1 of future “lightwave” electronics or room-temperature quantum computers.
Ultrashort light pulses for fast “lightwave” computers
Extremely short, configurable “femtosecond” pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics.
ECE welcomes new faculty
These faculty broaden and deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in robotics, ultra low power circuits, nanophotonics, information theory, and many other areas.