Hannah Diehl

Hannah  Diehl
MIT EECS | Draper Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Dirk R. Englund
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Devices
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

Qubit Factory: Developing Light-Matter Interfaces

abstract:Quantum computation is becoming an increasingly important field at the interface among computer science, electrical engineering, and physics. Quantum algorithms are known to solve problems faster than any known classical algorithms. Yet, for these algorithms to be practically realized they must be implemented on physical quantum computers. A group within Professor Dirk Englund’s lab has been researching the implementation of quantum information processing using the optically active defects in diamond structures. My project will involve designing and simulating the light-matter interfaces for these quantum systems which provide the basis for manipulating and reading the qubits used in computation.

I have chosen this SuperUROP project because it combines my interests in physics and computer science. It will allow me to apply the skills I have acquired from previous physics research and classes in a new field that I became interested in through classes in complexity theory and quantum computation. I look forward to learning the methods and approaches within this field and comparing them with my previous experiences.