Quantum Resources and Information Laboratory

Main research interest of the group are general quantum resource theories and their applications for quantum technology.

Quantum resource theories provide a strong mathematical framework for studying general quantum phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and coherence. Quantum thermodynamics can also be formulated as a resource theory. Quantum entanglement and coherence play an important role in quantum technology, most importantly in quantum communication and computation. Our team studies the role of general quantum resources for quantum technologies, investigating already existing protocols for quantum communication and computation. Since entanglement is a very fragile feature and quickly disappears in the presence of noise, we also aim to develop new quantum protocols which do not require entanglement, but are based on other types of quantum resources, such as quantum coherence.


Alexander Streltsov, PhD, DSc
email: a.streltsov@cent.uw.edu.pl
room: 03.60

Education and degrees:

2013: PhD in Physics, Faculty for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
2009: Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Research experience and appointments:

since 12.2018: Group Leader of Quantum Resources and Information Laboratory at the Centre of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw

2017-2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Polonez fellow
Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

2016-2017: Postdoctoral researcher, Humboldt fellow
Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2013-2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Humboldt fellow
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

Prizes and awards:
2014: Award for the best dissertation in the section AMOP; German Physical Society, Germany
2013: Award for the best dissertation; Faculty for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected publications:

A. Streltsov, G. Adesso, and M. B. Plenio, Colloquium: Quantum coherence as a resource, Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 041003 (2017).

A. Streltsov, S. Rana, M. N. Bera, and M. Lewenstein, Towards Resource Theory of Coherence in Distributed Scenarios, Phys. Rev. X 7, 011024 (2017).

E. Chitambar, A. Streltsov, S. Rana, M. N. Bera, G. Adesso, and M. Lewenstein, Assisted Distillation of Quantum Coherence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 070402 (2016).

A. Streltsov, U. Singh, H. S. Dhar, M. N. Bera, and G. Adesso, Measuring Quantum Coherence with Entanglement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 020403 (2015). Featured on Phys.org.

A. Streltsov and W. H. Zurek, Quantum Discord Cannot Be Shared, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 040401 (2013). Highlighted as Editor’s Suggestion.

Quantum Coherence and Entanglement for Quantum Technology

Project Leader: Alexander Streltsov, PhD, DSc Project period: 2019 - 2022
Project funding: FIRST TEAM Foundation for Polish Science
Project description:

Aim of the project is to provide a solid theoretical background for nonclassical phenomena, such as quantum coherence and entanglement, with particular focus on their role in quantum technology. We aim to find new quantum protocols which make use of these fundamental quantum features, and to study the thermodynamical limitations of quantum communication protocols.