Project Overview

Imaging of biological tissue with quantum-entangled photons

Faculty Sponsor

Kiko Galvez (


Physics and Astronomy


This project involves developing a new biomedical technique that uses quantum entanglement as a metric to image biological tissue. Previous work by us has found entangled photons to distinguish between healthy tissue and tissue from subjects with Alzheimer's disease. This work involves generating entangled photons, transmitting them through biological tissue, and and imaging with a specialized camera. Actual work will involve learning about quantum entanglement, optics and electronic signaling. Activities will involve optical alignments and analysis of images.

Student Qualifications

Rising juniors or seniors majoring in physics.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

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