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    • Bohmian Mechanics: Towards Illuminating The Quantum Potential 

      Brown, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
      This thesis deals with the theoretical and experimental details of trying to understand and infer the quantum potential from Bohmian mechanics using Bohmian trajectories. In this work, some of the key components of the ...
    • Causal Discovery of Photonic Bell Experiments 

      Daley, Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-13)
      A causal understanding of a physical theory is vital. They provide profound insights into the implications of the theory and contain the information required to manipulate, not only predict, our surroundings. Unfortunately, ...
    • Causal Models for a Quantum World 

      Ried, Katja Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-18)
      Quantum mechanics has achieved unparalleled success as an operational theory, describing a wide range of experiments to remarkable accuracy. However, the physical foundations on which it rests remain as puzzling as they ...
    • Characterizing Single Photon Emission From Quantum Dots in Nanowires 

      Mastrovich, Morgan (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-28)
      Bright sources of highly indistinguishable single photons are desirable for diverse applications in quantum technology, including quantum cryptographic protocols, information processing, and metrology. The most common ...
    • Conical Designs and Categorical Jordan Algebraic Post-Quantum Theories 

      Graydon, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-06)
      Physical theories can be characterized in terms of their state spaces and their evolutive equations. The kinematical structure and the dynamical structure of finite dimensional quantum theory are, in light of the ...
    • Photons & Phonons: A room-temperature diamond quantum memory 

      Fisher, Kent (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-19)
      This thesis presents demonstrations of the storage and manipulation of single photons in a room-temperature diamond quantum memory using a Raman memory protocol. We report on results from four experiments. In the first ...
    • Testing classical and quantum theory with single photons 

      Mazurek, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-19)
      To date, quantum theory is the most successful physical theory that has been discovered. However, there is still the possibility that an inconsistency between experimental observations and the predictions of quantum theory ...
    • Towards many-body physics with Rydberg-dressed cavity polaritons 

      Kong, Hyeran (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-23)
      An exciting frontier in quantum information science is the creation and manipulation of bottom-up quantum systems that are built and controlled one by one. For the past 30 years, we have witnessed signi cant progresses ...
    • Ultrafast manipulation of single photons using dispersion and sum-frequency generation 

      Donohue, John Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2016-12-01)
      Single photons provide a natural platform for quantum communication and quantum networking, as they can be entangled in many degrees of freedom and maintain coherence over long-distance links. However, while their minimal ...
    • Ultrafast Metrology in the Quantum Domain 

      MacLean, Jean-Philippe (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-15)
      Single photons are a natural platform for quantum technologies as they support entanglement in many degrees of freedom and are inherently well protected from a detrimental type of noise called decoherence. In order to ...

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