Ebrahim Karimi

Canada Research Chair in Structured Quantum Waves

Tier 2 - 2015-11-01
Renewed: 2020-11-01
University of Ottawa
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Coming to Canada From

University of Napoli “Federico II,” Italy

Research involves

Designing and fabricating novel optical and plasmonic devices that can structure single photons and optical beams.

Research relevance

This research will lead to better ways to structure optical beams for applications such as quantum cryptography and quantum computations.

Research summary

Traditional information encoding and decoding schemes have drawbacks, such as lack of data security. They have also reached their fundamental limits when it comes to carrying information. This is where quantum technology comes in.

Dr. Ebrahim Karimi, Canada Research Chair in Structured Quantum Waves, is opening the door to ultra-secure communication by enhancing quantum communication protocols, simulators and sensing. He and his research team are designing robust and compact devices to structure optical beams efficiently. These devices will be able to simulate more complex quantum systems. Ultimately, Karimi’s research will increase the security and capacity of transmitting information and is key to establishing Ottawa’s first quantum network.