Jonathan Dowling

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Jonathan P. Dowling
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Smithtown, New York
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityIreland United States
Alma materUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Known forQuantum Optics, Quantum technology
AwardsWillis Lamb Medal, NASA Space Act Award, US Army Research & Development Achievement Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsLouisiana State University
Doctoral advisorAsim Orhan Barut

Jonathan P. Dowling is an Irish-American co-director of the Horace Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics and a Hearne chair in Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, both at Louisiana State University. He is known for his work on quantum technology, particularly for exploiting quantum entanglement (in the form of a NOON state) for applications to quantum metrology, quantum sensing, and quantum imaging. He has also made contributions to quantum information theory, the field of photonic crystals, and the foundations of quantum electrodynamics. Dowling is one of the founders of the US Government program in quantum information processing.


Dowling obtained a PhD in 1988 from the University of Colorado-Boulder.[1] He is professor at the Louisiana State University.[1]


Dowling has authored over 170 scientific publications[2] in quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, quantum sciences, and quantum technology. His publications have been cited over 8,000 times, with an average number of 50 citations per paper and a Hirsch index over 43.[3] Over 26 papers have been cited over 100 times each. He also holds seven US Patents. Dowlings's three most-cited research papers are on the topics of quantum lithography,[4] optical switching in photonic crystals,[5] and the photonic band-edge laser.[6] Dowling is also known for a series of papers on the quantum theory of atomic spontaneous emission and other quantum electrodynamics effects in optical micro-cavities and photonic crystals.[7] His recent work has focused on optical quantum computing,[8] as well as quantum metrology, quantum imaging,[9] and quantum sensing[10] – all with the optical NOON state[11] and other related quantum entangled states.


For his teaching, the Louisiana State University has awarded Dowling the LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2012[12], and the Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Majors Teaching Award in 2013[13].


Dowling is the author of a science book, "Schrödinger's Killer App – Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer"[14]

His 2003 paper, "Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution," co-authored with Gerard J. Milburn predicted the current boom in quantum technologies.[15].

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  2. ^ Dowling's Publications and Patents, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-31..
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  4. ^ Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2733 (2000) [1].
  5. ^ Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1368 (1994) [2].
  6. ^ J. App. Phys. 75, 1896 (1994) [3].
  7. ^ E.g. Phys. Rev. A 46, 612 (1992) [4].
  8. ^ Rev. Mod. Phys. 79, 135 (2007) [5].
  9. ^ J. Opt. B 6, S796 (2004) [6].
  10. ^ Concepts in Physics 2, 225 (2005) [7].
  11. ^ Dowling, JP. 2008. Quantum optical metrology – the lowdown on high-N00N states. CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS 49 (2): 125–143. [8].
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  14. ^ P., Dowling, Jonathan. Schrödinger's killer app : race to build the world's first quantum computer. Boca Raton. ISBN 9781439896730. OCLC 746838207.
  15. ^ "Quantum technology: the second quantum revolution," by Jonathan P. Dowling & Gerard J. Milburn; Published 15 August 2003; DOI:10.1098/rsta.2003.1227 [9]