Facilities

Quantum Communication Laboratories

University: Australian National University

Venue City: Canberra

Quantum Communication Laboratory

The Quantum Communication Laboratory at the Australian National University contains five large ultra-stable and vibration isolated optical benches in a temperature-controlled dust proof room. The laboratory contains many state-of-the-art laser sources, including frequency-doubled Innolight Nd:YAG and diode laser systems producing beams at 1064 nm and 532 nm. The lab also has tuneable diode laser producing light from the visible spectrum to the near infrared as well as an fibre laser source at 1550 nm. These sources are used to pump optical parametric amplifiers of various geometries to produce non-classical states of light such as squeezed states and entangled states. To test quantum communication protocols, we have access to in-ground dark fibre loops from the Australian Capital Territory ICON network that are deployed in and around the National Parliamentary Triangle of Canberra.

The laboratory hosts the ANU Quantum Random Number Generator Server (http://qrng.anu.edu.au) – A server that measures vacuum fluctuations to generate random numbers on the internet.

Quantum Control Laboratory

The Quantum Control Laboratory at ANU contains two ultra-stable and vibration isolated optical benches in a temperature controlled dust proof room. The laboratory contains a state-of-the-art laser source at 1550 nm. This source is used to pump optical parametric amplifiers of various geometries to produce non-classical states of light such as squeezed states and entangled states. It is also used to pump waveguide quantum optical systems.