Our goal - in short

In the Quantum Cloud Lab we aim to develop experimental capabilities that will lead to practical implementations of quantum links forming the basis of quantum networks that connect distant quantum devices. The goal involves research into quantum-key distribution over fibre and free-space channels, non-classical light sources, quantum memory and more.

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MDI-QKD

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) can ensure verifiably secret communication based on the laws of physics. Measurement Device Independent QKD is the next generation protocol, which prevents any side-channel attacks on detectors.

Quantum satellite links

For currently the only viable technology for long-distance quantum communication is via satellite links.

Quantum memory

Quantum memory for light

Rare-earth-ion (REI) doped materials

Spectroscopic studies

Quantum Biology

Experiments with photonic emissions from tadpole brains.

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The Quantum Cloud Lab researchers. For the full team, please visit the "People" section in the top bar.

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Quantum Cloud Lab goes social

  The Quantum Cloud Lab has a philosophy to share its progress and let anyone interested get a peep into what we do both scientifically and socially. The hope is that both current and past members will be able to feel part of a community and share all the exciting and sometimes frustrating moments....
The Quantum Cloud Lab respectfully acknowledges that the it, as well as the rest of the University of Calgary, is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary