Welcome to the Quantum Photonics Laboratory!

We are an experimental group at RMIT University’s School of Engineering. Our research spans from engineering photonic quantum information and communication technologies to studying quantum effects in biological, chemical and physical systems.


New genetic algorithm to map the ‘edge of reality’ published in Physical Review A

Australian and German researchers have collaborated to develop a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.

RMIT’s Dr Alberto Peruzzo said: “Bell’s theorem excludes classical concepts of causality and is now a cornerstone of modern physics.

“But despite the fundamental importance of this theorem, only recently was the first ‘loophole-free’ experiment reported which convincingly verified that we must reject classical notions of causality.

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QPLab Secures ARC Funding for Centre of Excellence in 2017

The ARC’s seven-year budget will support nine new Centres of Excellence, which involve significant collaboration between universities, publicly funded research organisations, other research bodies, governments and businesses.The aim, according to the ARC, is to undertake highly innovative and potentially transformational research with the aim of achieving international standing and a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge.

RMIT researchers are chief investigators, leading collaboration across multiple universities, in three successful bids. Dr Alberto Peruzzo (School of Engineering) and Dr Nicolas Menicucci (School of Science) have secured funds for a new round of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. This centre will receive $33.7 million to implement quantum processors able to run error corrected algorithms and transfer information across networks with absolute security. The new technology is expected to provide a strategic advantage in a world where information security is of paramount importance.

Link to RMIT press release