Entanglement Generation in Green Fluorescent Proteins

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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.

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