It is becoming clear that quantum ideas will pave the way for a wide range of applications in the next generation of quantum technologies and quantum communications. The basis for many of these applications revolves around quantum coherence, quantum entanglement and quantum interference. These quantum ideas can provide us with methodologies to achieve unprecedented sensitivity and resolution for sensing and imaging. The quantum state of light and qubits have great potential in sensing far beyond classical limits. Such a hypersensitive sensing scheme can be utilized for ultra-sensitive
measurements of phase, displacements and extremely weak absorptions in systems ranging from physics to biology. I will specifically describe advances in sensing from the use of quantum light.
Girish Agarwal specializes in quantum optics and is the author of “ Quantum Optics” published by the Cambridge University Press. He is the author of more than 650 papers in Scientific journals. His work has been recognized by a large number of awards, including the Max-Born Prize from the Optical Society of America in 1988, the physics prize of the World Academy of Sciences , the Humboldt Research Award (1997) of Germany and Honorary doctorates from the University of Liege, Belgium and the University of Hyderabad. He held the Indian National Science Academy’s Albert Einstein Research Professorship. He was elected fellow of several societies-The Royal Society (UK), The World Academy of Sciences , American Physical Society; Optical Society of America, Indian National Science academy,. He was Director of the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India and has served on the editorial boards of several journals in Optics and Physics. He received The Eminent Faculty Award of the Oklahoma State University where he was Noble Foundation Chair and regents professor.