Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Lecture

Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series on Quantum Optics entitled ‘Fundamental Performance Possibilities and Limits of Quantum Sensors’ to be delivered by Prof. Horace Yuen, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.

 

Details of the Talk

Speaker:
Prof. Horace Yuen, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Prof Horace Yuen graduated from Pui Ching Middle School in Kowloon and got all his degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT. His main areas of research have been in quantum communications, quantum optics, quantum measurements and quantum cryptography. He is currently professor of electrical engineering and computer science as well as professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University in greater Chicago. His paper on “squeezed states” is collected in One Hundred Years Of Physical Review published by the American Physical Society in 1993. He received the International Quantum Communications Award in 1996 and the IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award in 2008.

Date:
December 11, 2008 (Thursday)

Time:
17:00 – 18:00

Venue:
Lecture Theatre B, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU

Abstract:
The performance of radar and other sensors may be improved if the so-called non-classical quantum states are utilized in lieu of conventional sources such as ordinary lasers. We will review some basics of quantum optics and describe the prospects of non-classical quantum sensors in real world applications.

Charge:
This event is free of charge.

To register, please visit the following web page:
http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=10539&guest=Y

Enquiries:
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the Faculty of Engineering by email at enggfac@hkucc.hku.hk or by phone at 2859 2803.

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