Alexander Lvovsky

Bio Outline


  • Fellow
  • Quantum Information Science


  • Oxford University
Department of Physics


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), Columbia University
MPhil (Physics), Columbia University
MA (Physics), Columbia University
BSc (Physics and Applied Physics), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


Alexander Lvovsky is a physicist who conducts wide-profile experimental and theoretical research on synthesis, manipulation, measurement and storage of quantum light for applications in quantum information technology.

Specifically, he is interested in the engineering of complex quantum states of light and atomic spin ensembles, in methods of experimental characterization of quantum states and processes, in transferring quantum information from light to atoms and back, and in bringing photons into interaction with each other.


Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 2015

International Quantum Communication Award, 2010

Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award, 2005

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, 2005

Emmy Noether Research Award of the German Science Foundation, 2002

Relevant Publications

Ulanov, A.E. et al. "Undoing the effect of loss on quantum entanglement." Nat. Photonics 9 (2015): 764–68.

Lvovsky, A.I. et al. "Observation of micro-macro entanglement of light." Nat. Phys. 9, no. 9 (September 2013): 541–44.

Bimbard, E. et al. "Quantum-optical state engineering up to the two-photon level." Nat. Photonics 4, no. 4 (April 2010): 243–47.

Lobino, M. et al. "Complete Characterization of Quantum-Optical Processes." Science 322, no. 5901 (October 2008): 563–66.

Lvovsky, A.I. et al. "Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state." Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, no. 5 (2001): 050402.