Entanglement Generation in Green Fluorescent ProteinsPublic Deposited
The recent development of quantum biology results in various breakthroughs in exploring the role of quantum physics in biological systems, as well as in observing and controlling light-matter interactions in biological materials on a fundamental quantum level. We seek to combine the concept of quantum biology with quantum optics to gain a better understanding of the role of quantum physics in biology to enable some novel applications in applying quantum tools in biological materials. Specifically, we have chosen green fluorescent protein as a medium for investigating the quantum effects. In this dissertation, we study the origin of the nonlinearity, generate photon pairs inside the green fluorescent proteins through the four-wave mixing process, measure and improve the purity of the generated photon pairs, and create quantum entanglement within the green fluorescent proteins.