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Our group aims to theoretically AND experimentally investigate various quantum properties of light-matter interaction for applications in future optoelectronic devices, quantum information processing, and sensing. Moreover, we explore associated fundamental phenomena, such as many-body physics, that could emerge in such physical systems. Our research is at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter physics, quantum information sciences, and more recently, machine learning.

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Mohammad Hafezi

Minta Martin Professor, RQS Associate Director

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  • Quantum Simulation

    Quantum Simulation

    Given the slow but steady rise of quantum simulators, what are the hardware-efficient ways to implement chemical and physical models? How can we verify that we have implemented the right Hamiltonian? How can we efficiently characterize many-body states on such systems and measure them? Any quantum system is noisy, how can we find efficient ways to characterize and combat the noise?

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    Strongly correlated electron–photon systems

    July 4, 2022

    In a Nature Perspective, we highlight a paradigm based on controlling light–matter interactions that provides a way to manipulate and synthesize strongly correlated quantum matter. Photon-mediated superconductivity, cavity fractional quantum Hall physics and optically driven topological phenomena in low dimensions are among the frontiers discussed in this Perspective.

  • Boson Sampling

    Boson Sampling for Generalized Bosons (Video)

    June 23, 2022

    Recent progress on quantum random sampling protocols such as random circuit sampling (interacting) and boson sampling (non-interacting) demonstrate an advantage of quantum information processing. Is there an intermediately interacting regime where the random sampling becomes intractable in a classical setting and becomes feasible on a quantum device? We found that such an intermediately interacting regime could be feasibly utilized by a generalization of current boson sampling protocols.

  • Hafezi Elected APS Fellow

    October 15, 2021

    JQI Fellow Mohammad Hafezi has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He was cited for “pioneering theoretical and experimental work in topological photonics and quantum synthetic matter.”

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