Kevin Resch

Kevin Resch
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Optical Quantum Technologies
Location: QNC 3127
Phone: 519-888-4567 x38205


Dr. Resch uses experimental quantum physics to understand photon entanglement and quantum information science. His work focuses on generating new quantum states of light with applications ranging from quantum computing to future medical imaging.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Quantum Communication and Computation
  • Optical Sources of Entanglement
  • Measurement and Quantum State Tomography
  • Quantum Interference
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Quantum Communication
  • Optical Systems

Scholarly Research

Dr. Resch and his research group are interested in experimental quantum optics, nonlinear optics, state reconstruction and measurement, and interferometry.


  • 2002 PhD, Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1998 MSc, Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1997 BSc, Honours, Chemical Physics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario


  • Canada Research Chair in Optical Quantum Technologies
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award
  • 2013 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
  • 2007-2011 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery

Affiliations and Volunteer Work

  • Faculty, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • Affiliate member, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


  • PHYS 363 - Intermediate Classical Mechanics
    • Taught in 2023
  • PHYS 761 - Laboratory on Photonic Quantum Technology
    • Taught in 2022, 2023
  • PHYS 768 - Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing
    • Taught in 2018, 2020
  • QIC 861 - Laboratory on Photonic Quantum Technology
    • Taught in 2022, 2023
  • QIC 890 - Topics in Quantum Information
    • Taught in 2018, 2020

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • K.A.G. Fisher, D.G. England, J.-P.W. MacLean, P.J. Bustard, K.J. Resch, and B.J. Sussman Frequency and bandwidth conversion of single photons in a room-temperature diamond quantum memory Nature Communications 7, 11200 (2016).
  • D. Mahler, L. Rozema, K. Fisher, L. Vermeyden, K.J. Resch, H. Wiseman, and A.M.Steinberg Experimental nonlocal and surreal Bohmian trajectories Science Advances 2, e1501466 (2016).
  • K. Reid, M. Agnew, L. Vermeyden, D. Janzing, R.W. Spekkens, and K.J. Resch A quantum advantage for inferring causal structure Nature Physics 11 414 (2015).
  • D.R. Hamel, L.K. Shalm, H. Hübel, A.J. Miller, F. Marsili, V.B. Verma, R.P. Mirin, S.W.Nam, K.J. Resch, and T. Jennewein Direct generation of three-photon polarization entanglement Nature Photonics 8, 801 (2014).
  • C. Erven, E. Meyer-Scott, K. Fisher, J. Lavoie, B. L. Higgins, Z. Yan, C. J. Pugh, J.-P. Bourgoin, R. Prevedel, L. K. Shalm, L. Richards, N. Gigov, R. Laflamme, G. Weihs, T. Jennewein, and K. J. Resch Experimental Three-Particle Quantum Nonlocality under Strict Locality Conditions Nature Photonics 8, 292 (2014).
  • Please see Dr. Resch's research website for a complete list of publications.


  • System and method for chirped pulse interferometry. Reference: 8810-7234 Patent status: U.S. patent issued Stage of development: Working prototype and ongoing research

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