We illustrate the dual nature of light via two optics setups that individually highlight its quantum and wave properties – the BB84 QKD protocol and the Michelson interferometer. Applications of these technologies (secure communication and e.g. gravitational wave detection) will be strongly emphasised. This demonstration ties in nicely with the public lecture (“Developments towards a Quantum Internet”) also happening at Stellenbosch later in the day, which will also touch on applications of quantum mechanics – QKD being a prominent example.
Apr 14, 2023
Stellenbosch, South Africa
1:00 pm (GMT+02:00)
Physicists and physics students
Stellenbosch University Department of Physics Postgraduate Committee and the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS)
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