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Mr. M. Nock

Education

BSc, BSc(Hon), MSc, University of Konstanz 

Research Interests

My research involves heralding of single photons. Therefore I have considered imperfect single-photon sources and imperfect photodetectors. My current work deals with two-photon absorption which could also be used for heralding. Together with my supervisor Thomas Konrad I also try to improve cascaded photon-detection schemes.

Contact Information

Room  H-Block 3-23
School of Physics
Westville Campus 
University of KwaZulu-Natal 
Private Bag X54001
Durban, 4000

Tele: +27 31-260-1578


Talks since 2007

Single photons for quantum computation, part 1
Talk for Quantum Research Group at UKZN in Durban 8th February 2007.

Single photons for quantum computation, part 2
Talk for Quantum Research Group at UKZN in Durban 15th February 2007.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Talk for Quantum Research Group at UKZN in Durban 17th May 2007.

Heraldieren einzelner Photonen mit Quanten-Zeno Effekt und Zwei-Photonen-Absorption
in collaboration with T. Konrad, A. Scherer, J. Audretsch, Talk at University of Konstanz 13th of June 2007.

Heralding single photons using two-photon absorption
in collaboration with T. Konrad, A. Scherer, J. Audretsch,
Talk at SAIP conference at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg 4th of July 2007. 
Won the first prize in Theoretical Physics (PhD level).

Interaction-free measurement - Principle and applications
in collaboration with T. Konrad, A. Scherer and J. Audretsch
Talk at Postgraduate Day 28th September 2007 at UKZN / Westville Campus.

Workshops / Summer schools

18th Chris Engelbrecht Summer school on "Theoretical Foundations of Quantum Information Processing and Communication",  January 14th till 24th 2007 at Salt Rock Hotel, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The "International Workshop on Diamond Quantum Photonics" at Springbok Conference Centre - Nambiti Conservancy, South Africa from 28th September till 1st October 2007.

 

Selected Publications

Production of heralded pure single photons from imperfect sources using cross phase modulation
by T. Konrad, M. Nock, A. Scherer, J. Audretsch, Phys. Rev. A 74, 032331arxiv:quant-ph/0602225

Heralded single-photon generation using imperfect single-photon sources and a two-photon-absorbing medium
by T. Konrad, A. Scherer, M. Nock, J. Audretsch, Phys. Rev. A 73, 032327 (2006) arxiv:quant-ph/0510113

Link

http://physics.ukzn.ac.za/~nock

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