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Welcome to IQSE!

Research within the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (IQSE) involves faculty, students, and researchers within multiple Colleges and System parts including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University and provides a unique opportunity to take advantage of and build upon the outstanding strengths of the Texas A&M University System, melding them into an extraordinary interdisciplinary entity with national and international impact. Going beyond the conventional standard limits of modern science and technology, our research extends into such divers fields as quantum philosophy (e.g., first experimental hidden variable test and first demonstration of quantum erasure of information and quantum time), laser physics (dramatically new lasers operating without inversion), national security, (e.g., real time detection of anthrax and other chemical/bio toxins), detection of a single virus, nanoscience (quantum dot solar energy generation), bioscience (e.g., possible direct scanning of DNA base pairs and laser ablation of cellular nuclei for cloning), improved navigation and global and stellar positioning (e.g., matter wave gyros and photon-photon correlation techniques), and quantum informatics (e.g., quantum searching and microscopy), etc. with the underlying thread which ties all our research activities together being quantum optics and photonics.

Success in the above efforts significantly impact other areas, e.g., industry (e.g., photolithography, laser engraving, computing [optical storage, chip manufacturing], secure free-space wireless communications, preparation of low surface energy polymers, high speed optical transmission, new solid-state devices), medicine (dermatology, keratectomy, early disease detection of, e.g., Ebola, Hepatitis, and anthrax, identification of gene sequences, animal husbandry, development of disease resistant crops), water management (waste water treatment, safety of existing drinking water, disinfecting solar water), food processing (safety of national food stores, detection of Aflatoxins), renewable energy efforts (revolutionize the industry making solar cells, solar hydrogen production, and fuel cells more efficient/cost effective), telemetry, active imaging, lightning discharge control (e.g., protection of military facilities, power plants), ultra-sensitive magnetometry, metrology, remote sensing by Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging), e.g., bio-chemical agents, air pollution, and in information science and technology (quantum computers and quantum computing).