Curtis Broadbent is an assistant professor (part-time) in the Department of Physics at the University of Rochester, working in Professor Joe Eberly and Professor John Howell's research group. He is currently investigating non-Markovian effects in open quantum systems, quantum steering inequalities, measures of multi-partite entanglement, quantum state discrimination, and quantum key distribution.

From 2010 to 2012 Curtis was a post-doctoral research associate in Joe Eberly's theoretical quantum optics research group at the University of Rochester. His most recent projects from that position included classical signatures of entanglement and a derivation and analysis of the non-Markovian quantum state diffusion equation for multi-channel reservoir coupling.
Curtis graduate in August of 2010 from John Howell's experimental quantum optics research group (HRG) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His most recent work in that group was an experimental and theoretical investigation into non-local weak-value measurements with Justin Dressel. Previous projects involved quantum image state discrimination, slow light with entangled photons and pseudo-thermal light, and applications of bipartite photonic entanglement to quantum cryptography.

Curtis completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Physics in 2003. At Brigham Young University he worked with Scott Glasgow and Justin Peatross (UR ’93) on dynamical notions of energy loss and irreversibility in phenomenologically modeled dielectric/field systems.


“Genuinely Multipartite Enganglement of X-Matricies," S. M. Rafsanjani, M. Huber, C. J. Broadbent, and J. H. Eberly, Phys. Rev, A, 86, 062303 (2012). View PDF.

“Solving non-Markovian open quantum systems with multi-channel reservior coupling," C. J. Broadbent, J. Jing, T. Yu, and J. H. Eberly, Annals of Physics 327, 1962-1973 (2012). View PDF

"EXtracting an entanglement signature from only classical mutual information," D. J. Starling, C. J. Broadbent, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 84, 032305 (2011). View PDF