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:

Ismail Barakat, guest PhD student; Tomas Santiago-Cruz, PhD student; Kazuki Hashimoto, postdoc; Aditya Sudharsanam, master student

Next row:

Santiago Lopez-Huidobro, PhD student; Changjin Son, PhD student; Mohammad Noureddin, master student

Next row: 

Vitaliy Sultanov, PhD student; Alexander Mikhaylov, postdoc; Mahmoud Kalash, PhD student

Front row: 

Maria Chekhova, group leader; Amin Zamani, master student; Andrei Rasputnyi, PhD student

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