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Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquium: Matthew James, "Photon Pulse-Shape Engineering"
Friday, September 28, 2018
11:00 a.m.
1146 A.V. Williams Building
For More Information:
Kim Edwards
kedwards@umd.edu

Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquium

Photon Pulse-Shape Engineering

Matthew James (EE Ph.D. 1988)
Professor
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

Abstract
Photons are the fundamental units - or quanta - of light. In general photons have temporal pulse shapes. Pulse shape determines statistical properties including detection probabilities. Single-photon light fields have found important applications in quantum communication, quantum computation, quantum cryptography,  and quantum metrology. In this talk I discuss several quantum engineering topics concerning single photon pulse shapes, including quantum filtering, transformation of photon states, perfect absorption in quantum memories, and on-demand photon creation with specified pulse shape.

Biography
Matthew R. James was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1960. He received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics and the B.E. (Hon. I) in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 1981 and 1983, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, in 1988.

In 1988/1989 Dr. James was Visiting Assistant Professor with the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, USA, and from 1989 to 1991 he was Assistant Professor with the Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. In 1991 he joined the Australian National University, Australia, where he served as Head of the Department of Engineering during 2001 and 2002. He has held visiting positions with the University of California, San Diego, Imperial College, London, and University of Cambridge. His research interests include quantum, nonlinear, and stochastic control systems.

Dr. James is a co-recipient (with Drs. L. Bouten and R. Van Handel) of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization Best Paper Prize for 2007. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for EPJ Quantum Technology and Applied Mathematics and Optimization, and has previously  served IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Automatica, and Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE,  and has held an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. He is currently serving as Deputy Director, Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University.

 

This Event is For: Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Post-Docs

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