QUIP - QUantum Integrated Photonics

This team will use data from benchtop quantum optics experiments and EM simulations to design photonic integrated circuits for quantum networking



QUIP will engage a team of undergraduate students in a multi- year research project with the overarching goal of developing a quantum frequency processor in silicon photonics. Initial work will focus on developing instrumentation, like a FPGA-based time interval analyzer, for benchtop quantum optics experiments. Further into the project, the team will progress to designing on-chip photonic elements and subsystems for fabrication at a commercial foundry. Fabricated devices will be characterized by the team with the results feeding into future design iterations or guiding deployment in quantum networking experiments. The project will culminate with the demonstration of a chip-scale network node that can entangle photonics from two independent sources.



Relevant Technologies:

  • Quantum optics,
  • Silicon photonics
  • Quantum communication and networking


  • Programming: Python, MATLAB, or other scientific computing
  • Other: Interest in optics and photonics
  • First-year students with applicable pre-requisite skills may be eligible to register with instructor permission. Strong programming experience is absolutely essential to have a meaningful VIP experience. 

Meeting Time:

  • Spring 2022: Wednesdays 12:00-12:50 pm, MSEE S016
  • Fall 2022: Wednesdays 12:00-12:50 pm, MSEE S016