The Millenium Institute for Research in Optics (MIRO) is a government-funded collaboration between researchers at five Chilean universities dedicated to study fundamental and applied science enabled by classical and quantum optics.

Novel Quantum Light Sources

In collaboration with the Nanosynthesis Laboratory led by Prof. Dinesh Singh (USACH) and the Quantum Communication Laboratory of Prof. Gustavo Lima (UdeC), our group is contributing to the development of novel sources of entangled photons based on metal-organic framework materials.

Quantum light can be used to implement:

  • quantum key distribution for secure communications.
  • fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.
  • spectroscopic measurements beyond the standard quantum limit of precision.
  • protocols for multi-dimensional quantum information processing.