Universiteit Leiden, Nl
Quantum Optics and Quantum Information group
Leiden Institute of Physics
The Quantum Optics group is one of the four sections of the Leiden Institute of Physics. The group has worked since the early 1980s in classical and quantum optics, with recent emphasis on OAM, quantum dots, nonlinear optics, photonic crystals, plasmonics, photonic entanglement and quantum opto-mechanics. The concept of OAM originated in the QOQI group, as did the first demonstrations of a cylindrical telescope and a spiral phase plate as OAM mode converters (so far, these three landmark papers have drawn together more than 1300 citations). Although the emphasis in the group is on experiment, a closely connected theory program operates in parallel. There is a large overlap of research interests of the individual group members; most of them work on 2, 3 or (many) more of the topics listed above.
Scientific Director of the Leiden Institute of Physics