TALK [MERL Seminar Series 2023] Prof. Mark Ku presents talk titled A beginner’s guide to quantum sensing illustrated with nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond
Date released: May 17, 2023
TALK [MERL Seminar Series 2023] Prof. Mark Ku presents talk titled A beginner’s guide to quantum sensing illustrated with nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond(Learn more about the MERL Seminar Series.)
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023; 1:00 PM
Quantum technology holds potential for revolutionizing how information is processed, transmitted, and acquired. While quantum computation and quantum communication have been among the well-known examples of quantum technology, it is increasingly recognized that quantum sensing is the application with the most potential for immediate wide-spread practical utilization. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the field of quantum sensing with nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond as a specific example. I will introduce the physical system of NV and describe some basic quantum sensing protocols. Then, I will present some state-of-the-art and examples where quantum sensors such as NV can accomplish what traditional sensors cannot. Lastly, I will discuss potential future directions in the area of NV quantum sensing.
The University of Delaware
Mark Ku is an assistant professor jointly appointed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. He is also a Program Faculty for the Quantum Science and Engineering graduate program. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics in 2007, followed by M.Sc. degree in physics in 2009, from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He received Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University’s Department of Physics, with joint appointments at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and University of Maryland’s Quantum Technology Center.