Dirk (Dik) Bouwmeester (born 1967) is a Dutch experimental physicist specializing in quantum optics and quantum information. He currently holds faculty positions at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Dirk Bouwmeester (2014)

In 1995 he obtained his PhD in Johannes P. Woerdman's lab at Leiden University with the thesis Quantum mechanics and classical optics.[1] The next year, while he was a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Anton Zeilinger, he performed one of the first demonstrations of quantum teleportation using photons.[2] His current areas of research include solid-state cavity quantum electrodynamics, knotted states of light,[3] micro-optomechanical systems,[4][5] and DNA-templated optical emitters.

He was awarded the 2014 Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Dirk Bouwmeester at Leidse hoogleraren vanaf 1575.
  2. ^ Bouwmeester, Dik; Pan, Jian-Wei; Mattle, Klaus; Eibl, Manfred; Weinfurter, Harald; Zeilinger, Anton (1997). "Experimental quantum teleportation". Nature. 390 (6660): 575–579. arXiv:1901.11004. Bibcode:1997Natur.390..575B. doi:10.1038/37539. ISSN 0028-0836. S2CID 4422887.
  3. ^ Irvine, William T. M.; Bouwmeester, Dirk (2008-08-31). "Linked and knotted beams of light". Nature Physics. 4 (9). Springer Science and Business Media LLC: 716–720. Bibcode:2008NatPh...4..716I. doi:10.1038/nphys1056. ISSN 1745-2473.
  4. ^ Kleckner, Dustin; Bouwmeester, Dirk (2006). "Sub-kelvin optical cooling of a micromechanical resonator". Nature. 444 (7115). Springer Science and Business Media LLC: 75–78. Bibcode:2006Natur.444...75K. doi:10.1038/nature05231. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 17080086. S2CID 4402556.
  5. ^ Weaver, Matthew J.; Buters, Frank; Luna, Fernando; Eerkens, Hedwig; Heeck, Kier; de Man, Sven; Bouwmeester, Dirk (2017-10-10). "Coherent optomechanical state transfer between disparate mechanical resonators". Nature Communications. 8 (1): 824. arXiv:1704.02394. Bibcode:2017NatCo...8..824W. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00968-9. ISSN 2041-1723. PMC 5635001. PMID 29018193.
  6. ^ "Prof. D. (Dirk) Bouwmeester". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.