About the Center

The Center for Coherence and Quantum Optics (CCQO) is a collaboration of researchers from a range of disciplines across the University of Rochester. By pooling our skills and resources, we push the frontiers of the field of quantum and classical coherence to new areas. We also enable practical applications within the areas of optical science and optical engineering.

The center comprises the following departments:

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Associate Professor of Optics and LLE Senior Scientist Jake Bromage is reflected in           lab at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.
Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics
April 8, 2019

CQO-11 will be held at the University of Rochester August 4-8, 2019. Topics of interest include all aspects of experimental and theoretical coherence, quantum optics, quantum information and quantum measurement.

Quantum optics group.
Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light
September 6, 2018

For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particles. Now Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.

Exploring the ultimate limits to temporal, spatial, and optical resolution is among the biggest scientific challenges and questions in quantum optics and optical physics. (University of Rochester illustration / Mohammad Mirhosseini)
Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics
June 14, 2018

Optical physics and quantum optics will have a profound effect on our daily lives in the decades to come, and two Rochester faculty are among the authors of a new survey of the biggest scientific challenges and questions in the field.

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