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Doctoral Candidate: Rodrigo Silva


Host Institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Project: Mode conversion of Quantum State


Rodrigo Silva received his bachelor's degree in Physics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and master's degree in Physics (Photonics) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. For his master’s, he studied a special type of metasurface named q-plates, and more specifically, the possibility of creating highorder electromagnetic beams with orbital angular momentum and light with nom-homogeneous polarization (vector beams).

Project Objectives:

  • Theoretical/experimental characterization of a quantum state versus transverse mode (S2 for quantum state)
  • Prediction of quality of mode before and after mode conversion – identifying relevant figure of merits.
  • Application of quantum state mode converter (separation of mode entanglement / fit to transverse mode of solid state device.

Expected Results: Define measures to characterize spatial mode conversion of quantum states. First time demonstration of spatial mode conversion of quantum states.