Welcome to the website of the Chekhova Research Group

The Chekhova Research Group was formed in 2015 as an independent unit within the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light. Our research field is experimental quantum optics. Our main direction is developing sources of nonclassical (quantum) light.

  • We generate nonclassical light from quantum dots, nonlinear crystals, photonic-crystal fibres.
  • We test this light for photon-number correlations, entanglement, and squeezing.
  • We use this light for quantum information and photonic technologies.


Contact: maria.chekhova(at)mpl(dot)mpg(dot)de

Back row:

Mahmoud Kalash, PhD student; Andrei Rasputnyi, PhD student; Marcello Passos, postdoc

Next row:

Aditya Sudharsanam, master student; Nicholas Sorensen, guest master student; Michael Poloczek, master student

Next row:

Vitaliy Sultanov, PhD student; Kazuki Hashimoto, postdoc;  Maria Chekhova, group leader; Changjin Son, PhD student

Front row:

Mohammad Noureddin, master student; Isaac Sowden, guest master student; Santiago Lopez-Huidobro, PhD student

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