Jonathan P. Dowling, PhD

Professor and Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics
Co-Director, Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Sciences & Technologies Group
Horace C. Hearne Jr. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Louisiana State University
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4001

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Over 512 publications in quantum optics, quantum information theory, laser physics, and mathematical physics. These publications have been cited over 18,000 times with an h-index of over 61. Over 50  of these publications have been cited over 100 times each. Publications are in the top 1% of most cited physics papers, according to the Physics Author Rank Algorithm, in the top 1% of all scientific publications worldwide, according to “A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field,” [].

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Quantum Technology—The Second Quantum Revolution

By Jonathan P. Dowling and Gerard J. Milburn

Jonathan P. Dowling  and Gerard J. Milburn
Published:20 June 2003

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A

We are currently in the midst of a second quantum revolution. The first quantum revolution gave us new rules that govern physical reality. The second quantum revolution will take these rules and use them to develop new technologies. In this review we discuss the principles upon which quantum technology is based and the tools required to develop it. We discuss a number of examples of research programs that could deliver quantum technologies in coming decades including; quantum information technology, quantum electromechanical systems, coherent quantum electronics, quantum optics and coherent matter technology.

Schrödinger's Killer App
Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer

By Jonathan P. Dowling

Published May 7th 2013 by Taylor & Francis – 453 pages

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"Written by a renowned quantum physicist closely involved in the U.S. government's development of quantum information science, Schrödinger's Killer App: Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer presents an inside look at the government's quest to build a quantum computer capable of solving complex mathematical problems and hacking the public-key encryption codes used to secure the Internet. The "killer application" refers to Shor's quantum factoring algorithm, which would unveil the encrypted communications of the entire Internet if a quantum computer could be built to run the algorithm. Schrödinger's notion of quantum entanglement and his infamous cat is at the heart of it all."