Theoretical Optical Physics and Quantum Information

Department of Physics,
University of Toronto,
60, St. George St.,
Toronto, Canada M5S 1A7
Office:         MP 1014
Telephone: (416) 946 3736
FAX:           (416) 978 2537
E-mail:        dfvjemail

Our group conducts theoretical physics research in quantum and classical optics. One of our main current interests is the development of technologies intended to exploit fundamental quantum-mechanical phenomena such as entanglement for communications, computation and metrology. We also work on advanced imaging techniques, coherence theory and the diffraction of light.

Biographic Information

I am a Welshman born in exile in rainy Manchester, in northwest England. I was educated at the Manchester Grammar School, New College, Oxford and at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, where I earned my Ph.D. in Optics under the tutelage of Prof. Emil Wolf. From then until 2005 I was a staff member in group T-4 (Atomic and Optical Theory), Los Alamos National Laboratory. I joined the faculty of the University of Toronto in September, 2005.