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Alexander Lvovsky Physicist

Alexander Lvovsky 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 engineering of complex quantum states of light and atomic spin ensembles, methods of experimental characterization of quantum states and processes, transferring quantum information from light to atoms and back and 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 II Canada Research Chair, 2005.

Emmy Noether Research Award of the German Science Foundation, 2002.

Relevant Publications

A. E. Ulanov et al, "Undoing the effect of loss on quantum entanglement," Nat. Photonics, published online Oct. 2015 [in press].

A. I. Lvovsky et al, "Observation of micro-macro entanglement of light," Nat. Phys., vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 541-544, Sept. 2013.

E. Bimbard et al, "Quantum-optical state engineering up to the two-photon level," Nat. Photonics, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 243-247, April 2010.

M. Lobino et al, "Complete Characterization of Quantum-Optical Processes," Science, vol. 322, no. 5901, pp. 563-566, Oct. 2008.

A.L. Lvovsky et al, "Quantum state reconstruction of the single-photon Fock state," Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 050402, 2001.



Fellow Quantum Information Science


University of CalgaryDepartment of Physics and Astronomy


PhD (Physics) Columbia University

MPhil (Physics) Columbia University

MA (Physics) Columbia University

BSc (Physics and Applied Physics) Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology



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