Wolfgang Tittel



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Information Science


  • University of Calgary
Department of Physics and Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), University of Geneva


Wolfgang Tittel is an internationally recognized leader in experimental quantum communication.

His groundbreaking contributions include the (commercially available) plug-and-play QKD system; long-distance quantum non-locality (hailed by the American Physical Society in their timeline A Century of Physics) and quantum teleportation; the development of photon-echo quantum memory; and the first storage of entangled photons in a solid-state material. He has published 60 refereed articles (three in Nature), and been cited more than 5,000 times.


NSERC/GDC/AITF Industrial Research Chair

University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Research

European Union Descartes Prize (shared)

Prix Laser/Electro-optique GMP

Relevant Publications

Bussieres, F. et al. "Testing nonlocality over 12.4 km of underground fiber with universal time-bin qubit analyzers." arXiv:1003.0432 (2010).

Lvovsky, A. et al. "Quantum optical memory." Nature Photonics 3, no. 12 (2009): 706–14.

Martinez, L. et al. "Proof-of-concept of real-world quantum key distribution with quantum frames." New Journal of Physics 11 (September 2009).

Krauss, B. et al. "Quantum memory for non-stationary light fields based on controlled reversible inhomogeneous broadening." Physical Review A 73, no. 2 (2006): 020302.

Marcikic, I. et al. "Long-distance teleportation of qubits at telecommunication wavelength." Nature 421 (2003): 509–13.