Imran Mirza

Assistant Professor
James C. and Carole E. Garland Professorship

Imran Mirza

306 Kreger Hall

  • PhD Physics, University of Oregon
  • Joined Miami faculty in 2018


Our group's research lies in the area of theoretical quantum optics with primary applications in quantum information processing and quantum computation. Our research focuses on developing theoretical models to describe how light interacts with matter at a very small (atomic/quantum) scale in realistic situations where the system is allowed to interact with their surroundings (environment). In particular, we study how some of the key aspects of light-matter interactions can be utilized to build novel quantum technologies and to understand the underlying fundamental physics. Currently we are interested in the following research directions:

  • Many-body physics in waveguide quantum electrodynamics
  • Non-classical state generation in hybrid atom-optomechanics
  • Non-reciprocal light transmission in spinning microring resonators
  • Quantum effects in light harvesting complexes
  • Multipartite entanglement and matrix product states
  • Cavity QED-based quantum networking

Courses Taught

  • PHY 691 Modern Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHY 692 Modern Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHY 491/591 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY 483/583 Mathematical Methods for Physicists
  • PHY 651 Quantum and Nonlinear Optics
  • PHY 103 Concepts in Physics Laboratory
  • PHY 192 General Physics with Lab II

Selected Publications

  • Zibo Wang*, Pawan Khatiwada*, Dan Wang*, and Imran Mirza; Coherent Perfect Absorption in Tavis-Cummings models, Optics Express 30 (6), (2022).
  • Antonio Lim*, and Imran Mirza; Non-Markovianity in photosynthetic reaction centers: A noise-induced quantum coherence perspective, Optics Continuum 1, 8, (2022).
  • Dingyu Guo* and Imran Mirza; Three-photon Fock state master equations for multi-emitter chiral quantum electrodynamics, Quantum 2.0 QW4A-2, (2022).
  • Adriana Cruz*, and Imran Mirza; On the Dissipative Dynamics of Entangled States in Coupled-Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Arrays, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, 39, 1, 177-187, (2022).
  • Antonio V. Lim*, Zibo Wang* and Imran Mirza; A Non-Markovian Model of Photosynthetic Reaction Center, Frontier in Optics + Laser Science, JTh5A. 23 (2021).
  • Logan Patrick*, Umar Arshad*, Pawan Khatiwada* and Imran Mirza; Decay of a Single Atom Coupled to One-Dimensional Guided Photonic Modes, Frontier in Optics + Laser Science, JTh5A. 7 (2021).
  • Adriana Cruz*, and Imran Mirza; NOON State Dynamics in Jaynes-Cummings Arrays, Frontier in Optics + Laser Science, JTh5A. 35 (2021).
  • Zibo Wang* and Imran Mirza, Dissipative Five-level Quantum Systems: A Quantum Model of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers, Laser Science, JM6B. 26 (2020).
  • Pawan Khatiwada* and Imran Mirza, Entanglement in Many-Body Quantum Systems, Frontiers in Optics, JM6A. 23 (2020).
  • Bibandhan Poudyal* and Imran M. Mirza, Collective photon routing improvement in a dissipative quantum emitter chain strongly coupled to a chiral waveguide QED ladder, Phys. Rev. Research, 2(4), 043048 (2020).
  • Imran M. Mirza, Jeremy G. Hoskins and John C. Schotland, Dimer chains in waveguide quantum electrodynamics, Opt. Comm., 463, 125427 (2020).
  • Imran M. Mirza, Wenchao Ge and Hui Jing, Optical nonreciprocity and slow light propagation in coupled spinning optomechanical resonators, Opt. Express 27, 25515-25530 (2019)
  • Imran M. Mirza and John C. Schotland, Influence of disorder on electromagnetically induced transparency in chiral waveguide quantum electrodynamics, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35 (5), 1149-1158 (2018).
  • Imran M. Mirza, Jeremy G. Hoskins and John. C. Schotland, Chiral-ity, band structure, and localization in waveguide quantum electrodynamics, Phys. Rev. A, 96, 053804 (2017).
  • Imran M. Mirza and John. C. Schotland, Multi-qubit bi-directional chiral waveguide QED, Phys. Rev. A, 94, 012302 (2016).
  • Imran M. Mirza and John. C. Schotland, Two-photon entanglement in multi-qubit bi-directional waveguide QED, Phys. Rev. A 94, 012309 (2016).
  • Imran M. Mirza and Tuguldur Begzjav, Fano-Agarwal couplings and non-rotating wave approximation in single-photon timed-Dicke subradiance, European Physics Letters, 114, (2) 24004, (2016).
  • Imran M. Mirza and Steven J. van Enk, How nonlinear optical effects degrade Hong-Ou-Mandel like interference, Opt. Comm., 343, 172-177 (2015). 
  • Imran M. Mirza and Steven J. van Enk, Single-photon time-dependent spectra in quantum optomechanics, Phys. Rev. A, 90, 043831 (2014).
  • Imran M. Mirza, Steven J. van Enk and Howard J. Kimble, Single-photon time-dependent spectra in coupled cavity arrays, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 10, 2640-2649 (2013).

* Refers to Miami University students

Service and Advising