Faculty Notes

Kevin Jones: Research appears in Optics Express, leading peer reviewed journal

Dec. 9: Kevin Jones, McElfresh Professor of Physics, working with colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, published a paper describing a technique for producing light beams whose fluctuations are more highly correlated than those produced by any classical optics technique.  Such light sources are of potential interest for quantum communication and quantum measurement schemes. The paper appeared as “Quantum correlated light beams from non-degenerate four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor: the D1 and D2 lines of 85Rb and 87Rb,”  in Optics Express, Vol. 17, 16722 (2009), a leading peer reviewed journal published by the Optical Society of America.