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IOS DVS Lecture 2 — Entanglement: Critical Resource of the Quantum Information Age

Distinguished Visiting Scientists lecture of the Institute for Optical Sciences

Entanglement was described by Schrödinger as the quintessential quantum mechanical phenomenon. Within recent years it has become a central resource for many protocols in quantum information processing. I will discuss methods to produce polarization entanglement between correlated photons, their implications for the foundations of quantum mechanics, and their application to a number of quantum communication applications, including teleportation, quantum key distribution, and relativistic quantum cryptography. Time permitting, a quick lesson in quantum cooking may be given.