Julia Mikhailova’s research aims to determine whether plasmas can be effectively used to help produce entangled x-ray light, which is important for advancing technologies such as quantum computing and enhanced sensing. Her unique approach involves using relativistic plasma mirrors driven by powerful laser pulses to generate high-order harmonic light beams with controlled polarization and orbital angular momentum. These light beams are then employed to pump spontaneous parametric down-conversion in crystals, leading to the production of entangled x-ray light.
Dr. Mikhailova’s research could provide a deeper understanding of the potential of plasmas in creating and utilizing entangled light, which could pave the way for future advancements in areas such as enhanced sensing, quantum technologies, and plasma fusion energy.
Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative
Princeton University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering