Oliver Benson

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Oliver Benson is a professor of Experimental Nano-Optics at Humboldt University of Berlin. He gained his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, which he followed with postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Stanford University, and Konstanz University. He was an independent junior research leader (DFG Emmy Noether Fellow) before becoming a professor at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2001. His research interests span quantum optics in condensed phases, nonclassical light sources, quantum interfaces, quantum-key distribution, nano-optics, and quantum plasmonics. Honors include an APS Outstanding Referee Award and guest professorships at University of Vienna, Universidade der Pernambuco in Recife, and Kyoto University.

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Viewpoint: Linking Two Quantum Dots with Single Photons

Researchers have transferred quantum information from one quantum dot to another dot 5 m away using photonic qubits as the relay. Read More »