Type of Document Dissertation Author Huver, Sean DuCharme Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-04162009-223853 Title Quantum Optical Improvements in Metrology, Sensing, and Lithography Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department Physics & Astronomy Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Jonathan Dowling Committee Chair Hwang Lee Committee Member Richard Kurtz Committee Member Robert O'Connell Committee Member Louis Thibodeaux Dean's Representative Keywords
- quantum mechanics
Date of Defense 2009-04-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractIn this dissertation we begin with a brief introduction of quantum mechanics, its impact
on technology in the 20th century, and the likely impact quantum optics will have on the
next generation of technology. The following chapters display research performed in many of
these next generation areas. In Chapter 2 we describe work performed in the area of designing
quantum optical logic gates for use in quantum computing. In Chapter 3 we discuss findings
made in regards to using quantum states of light for remote sensing and imaging. We move
on to Fabry-Perot interferometers in Chapter 4 and show discoveries made in the differences
between classical and non-classical detection schemes with non-classical states of light. Lastly, in Chapter 5 we discuss how to create photonic bandgap coatings that have unique thermal
emissivity properties that could have benefits ranging from increased energy efficiency in
light bulbs to better thermal management of satellites.
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