Optically active solid-state spins in photonic platforms for quantum science and technology

Featuring Demitry (Dima) Farfurnik, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State University

Abstract: In recent years, quantum systems have emerged as key ingredients for developing future technologies toward efficient computing, communication, and sensing. In this talk, I will focus on a specific class of promising quantum systems, optically active spins in the solid-state such as quantum dots and color centers. I will first present the quantum properties of optically active spin systems and discuss methods inspired by nuclear magnetic resonance for improving these properties toward the development of novel sensors. Then, I will discuss the process of coupling optically active spins to photonic cavities, which can establish efficient interfaces between single spins and single photons that pave the way toward the development of quantum simulators and networks.

About the speaker: Demitry Farfurnik is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research includes the studies of fundamental science and development of novel quantum technologies utilizing optically-active spin systems in the solid-state such as quantum dots and color centers. Farfurnik completed his Ph.D. in physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to joining NC State, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Farfurnik is a recipient of multiple Ph.D. excellence awards and two Postdoctoral Research Scholarships: the Israel-US Fulbright Scholarship and the Israel Institute for Higher Education Quantum Science and Technology Scholars.