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  1. S. Goel, S. Leedumrongwatthanakun, N.H. Valencia, W. McCutcheon, C. Conti, P. Pinkse, M. Malik, “Inverse-design of high-dimensional quantum optical circuits in a complex medium,” arXiv:2204.00578 (2022), Link:

Refereed Journal Papers*

  1. S. Goel, M. Tyler, F. Zhu, S. Leedumrongwatthanakun, M. Malik, J. Leach “Simultaneously sorting overlapping quantum states of light,” Physical Review Letters (In Press), (2023), Preprint:
  2. V. Srivastav, N.H. Valencia, W. McCutcheon, S. Leedumrongwatthanakun, S. Designolle, Roope Uola, Nicolas Brunner, M. Malik, “Quick Quantum Steering: Overcoming Loss and Noise with Qudits,” Physical Review X 12, 041023 (2022), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.12.041023.
  3. V. Srivastav, N.H. Valencia, S. Leedumrongwatthanakun, W. McCutcheon, M. Malik, “Characterising and Tailoring Spatial Correlations in Multi-Mode Parametric Downconversion,” Physical Review Applied 18, 054006 (2022), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.18.054006.
  4. M. Malik, E. Agudelo, R. Kunjwal, “Quantum researcher mobility: the wonderful wizard of Oz who paid for Dorothy’s Visa fees,” Quantum Science and Technology 7, 034005 (2022), DOI: 10.1088/2058-9565/ac77b3.
  5. N.H. Valencia, V. Srivastav, S. Leedumrongwatthanakun, W. McCutcheon, M. Malik, “Entangled ripples and twists of light: Radial and azimuthal Laguerre-Gaussian mode entanglement,” Journal of Optics 23 (Emerging Leaders Special Issue), 104001 (2021), DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/ac213c.
  6. M. Proietti, J. Ho, F. Grasselli, P. Barrow, M. Malik, A. Fedrizzi, “Experimental quantum conference key agreement,” Science Advances 7, eabe0395 (2021), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe039.
  7. S. Designolle, V. Srivastav, R. Uola, N. H. Valencia, W. McCutcheon, M. Malik, N. Brunner, “Genuine High-Dimensional Quantum Steering,” Physical Review Letters 126, 200404 (2021), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.200404.
  8. M. Pivoluska, M. Plesch, M. Farkas, N. Ružičková, C. Flegel, N.H. Valencia, W. McCutcheon, M. Malik, E.A. Aguilar, “Semi-Device-Independent Random Number Generation with Flexible Assumptions,” npj Quantum Information 7, 50 (2021), DOI: 10.1038/s41534-021-00387-1.
  9. F. Zhu, M. Tyler, N. H. Valencia, M. Malik, and J. Leach, “Is high-dimensional photonic entanglement robust to noise?” AVS Quantum Science 3, 011401 (2021), DOI: 10.1116/5.0033889.
  10. N. H. Valencia, V. Srivastav, M. Pivoluska, M. Huber, N. Friis, W. McCutcheon, M. Malik, “High-Dimensional Pixel Entanglement: Efficient Generation and Certification,” Quantum 4, 376 (2020), DOI: 10.22331/q-2020-12-24-376.
  11. N. H. Valencia, S. Goel, W. McCutcheon, H. Defienne, and M. Malik, “Unscrambling Entanglement through a Complex Medium,” Nature Physics 16, 1112-1116 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-0970-1.
  12. G. Marcucci, D. Pierangeli, P. Pinkse, M. Malik, and C. Conti, “Programming multi-level quantum gates in disordered computing reservoirs via machine learning,” Optics Express 28, 14018-14027 (2020), DOI: 10.1364/OE.389432.
  13. D. Llewellyn et al, “Chip-to-chip quantum teleportation and multi-photon entanglement in silicon,” Nature Physics 16, 148-153 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41567-019-0727-x.
  14. S. Ecker et al, “Overcoming Noise in Entanglement Distribution,” Physical Review X 9, 041042 (2019), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.9.041042.
  15. N. Friis, G. Vitagliano, M. Malik, and M. Huber, “Entanglement Certification From Theory to Experiment,” Nature Reviews Physics 1, 72-87 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s42254-018-0003-5.
  16. F. Bouchard, N. Herrera, F. Brandt, R. Fickler, M. Huber, and M. Malik, “Measuring azimuthal and radial modes of photons,” Optics Express 26, 31925-31941 (2018), DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.031925.
  17. J. Bavaresco, N. Herrera, C. Kloeckl, M. Pivoluska, N. Friis, M. Malik, and M. Huber, “Measurements in two bases are sufficient for certifying high-dimensional entanglement,” Nature Physics 14, 1032-1037 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0203-z.
  18. M. Erhard, M. Malik, M. Krenn, and A. Zeilinger, “Experimental Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Entanglement beyond Qubits,” Nature Photonics 12, 759–764 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0257-6.
  19. M. Pivoluska, M. Huber, and M. Malik, “Layered quantum cryptography,” Physical Review A 97, 032312 (2018), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.97.032312.
  20. M. Krenn, M. Malik, M. Erhard, and A. Zeilinger, “Orbital angular momentum of photons and the entanglement of Laguerre-Gaussian modes,” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 375:20150442 (2017), DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0442.
  21. M. Krenn, J. Handsteiner, M. Fink, R. Fickler, R. Ursin, M. Malik, and A. Zeilinger, “Twisted light transmission over 143 km,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 113 (2016), pp. 13648-13653, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1612023113.
  22. M. Malik, M. Erhard, M. Huber, M. Krenn, R. Fickler, and A. Zeilinger, “Multi-photon entanglement in high dimensions,” Nature Photonics 10 (2016), pp. 248–252, DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.12.
  23. M. Krenn, M. Malik, R. Fickler, R. Lapkiewicz, and A. Zeilinger, “Automated Search for new Quantum Experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116.9 (2016) 090405, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.090405.
  24. F. Schlederer, M. Krenn, R. Fickler, M. Malik, and A. Zeilinger, “Cyclic transformation of orbital angular momentum modes,” New. J. Phys. 18 (2016), 043019, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/4/043019.
  25. M. Krenn, R. Fickler, M. Fink, J. Handsteiner, M. Malik, T. Scheidl, R. Ursin, and A. Zeilinger, “Communication with spatially modulated light through turbulent air across Vienna,” New J. Phys. 16.11 (2014), 113028, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/11/113028.

*From BBQ Lab and independently funded positions

Past Publications

  1. F. Wang, M. Erhard, A. Babazadeh, M. Malik, M. Krenn, and A. Zeilinger, “Generation of the Complete Four-dimensional Bell Basis,” Optica 4, 1462-1467 (2017), DOI: 10.1364/optica.4.001462.
  2. A. Babazadeh, M. Erhard, F. Wang, M. Malik, R. Nouroozi, M. Krenn, and A. Zeilinger, “High-Dimensional Single-Photon Quantum Gates: Concepts and Experiments,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 180510 (2017), DOI:10.1103/physrevlett.119.180510.
  3. M. Erhard, M. Malik, and A. Zeilinger, “A quantum router for high-dimensional entanglement,” Quantum Sci. Technol. 2, 014001(2017), DOI: 10.1088/2058-9565/aa5917.
  4. M. Mirhosseini, G. I. Viza, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, M. Malik, J. C. Howell, and R. W. Boyd, “Weak-value amplification of the fast-light effect in rubidium vapor,” Phys. Rev. A 93.5 (2016), 053836, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.93.053836.
  5. Z. Shi, M. Mirhosseini, J. Margiewicz, M. Malik, F. Rivera, Z. Zhu, and R. W. Boyd, “Scan-free direct measurement of an extremely high-dimensional photonic state,” Optica 2.4 (2015), pp. 388– 392, DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.2.000388.
  6. M. Mirhosseini, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, M. N. O’Sullivan, B. Rodenburg, M. Malik, M. P. J. Lavery, M. J. Padgett, D. J. Gauthier, and R. W. Boyd, “High-dimensional quantum cryptography with twisted light,” New J. Phys. 17.3 (2015), 033033, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/033033.
  7. M. Malik, M. Mirhosseini, M. P. J. Lavery, J. Leach, M. J. Padgett, and R. W. Boyd, “Direct measurement of a 27-dimensional orbital-angular-momentum state vector,” Nature Commun. 5:3115 (2014), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4115.
  8. M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, “Quantum Imaging Technologies,” Riv. Nuovo Cimento 37(2014), p. 273, DOI: 10.1393/ncr/i2014-10100-0.
  9. J. Dressel, M. Malik, F. M. Miatto, A. N. Jordan, and R. W. Boyd, “Colloquium: Understanding quantum weak values: Basics and applications,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 86.1 (2014), pp. 307–316, DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.86.307.
  10. M. Mirhosseini, B. Rodenburg, M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, “Free-space communication through turbulence: a comparison of plane-wave and orbital-angular-momentum encodings,” J. Mod. Opt. 61.1 (2014), pp. 43–48, DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2013.834084.
  11. B. Rodenburg, M. Mirhosseini, M. Malik, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, M. Yanakas, L. Maher, N. K. Steinhoff, G. A. Tyler, and R. W. Boyd, “Simulating thick atmospheric turbulence in the lab with application to orbital angular momentum communication,” New J. Phys. 16 (2014), 033020, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/3/033020.
  12. M. Mirhosseini, M. Malik, Z. Shi, and R. W. Boyd, “Efficient separation of the orbital angular momentum eigenstates of light,” Nature Commun. 4:2781 (2013), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3781.
  13. M. Mirhosseini, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, C. Chen, B. Rodenburg, M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, “Rapid generation of light beams carrying orbital angular momentum,” Optics Express 21.25 (2013), pp. 30204–30211, DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.030196.
  14. O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, M. Malik, G. A. Howland, J. C. Howell, and R. W. Boyd, “Compressive object tracking using entangled photons,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102.23 (2013), 231104, DOI: 10.1063/1.4809836.
  15. H. Shin, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, M. Malik, M. N. O’Sullivan, and R. W. Boyd, “Enhancing entangled-state phase estimation by combining classical and quantum protocols,” Optics Express 21.3 (2013), p. 2816, DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.002816.
  16. M. Malik, M. N. O’Sullivan, B. Rodenburg, M. Mirhosseini, J. Leach, M. P. J. Lavery, M. J. Padgett, and R. W. Boyd, “Influence of atmospheric turbulence on optical communications using orbital angular momentum for encoding,” Optics Express 20.12 (2012), pp. 13195–13200, DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.013195.
  17. M. N. O’Sullivan, M. Mirhosseini, M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, “Near-perfect sorting of orbital angular momentum and angular position states of light,” Optics Express 20.22 (2012), pp. 24444–24449, DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.024444.
  18. M. Malik, O. S. Magaña-Loaiza, and R. W. Boyd, “Quantum-secured imaging,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101.24 (2012), 241103, DOI: 10.1063/1.4770298.
  19. M. Malik, S. Murugkar, J. Leach, and R. W. Boyd, “Measurement of the orbital-angular-momentum spectrum of fields with partial angular coherence using double-angular-slit interference,” Phys. Rev. A 86.6 (2012), 063806, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.063806.
  20. B. Rodenburg, M. P. J. Lavery, M. Malik, M. N. O’Sullivan, M. Mirhosseini, D. J. Robertson, M. J. Padgett, and R. W. Boyd, “Influence of atmospheric turbulence on states of light carrying orbital angular momentum,” Optics Letters 37.17 (2012), pp. 3735–3737, DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.003735.
  21. M. Malik, H. Shin, M. N. O’Sullivan, P. Zerom, and R. W. Boyd, “Quantum ghost image identification with correlated photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104.16 (2010),  163602, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.163602.
  22. P. Ben Dixon, G. Howland, M. Malik, D. J. Starling, R. Boyd, and J. C. Howell, “Heralded single-photon partial coherence,” Phys. Rev. A 82.2 (2010), 023801, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.023801.
  23. A. K. Jha, M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, “Exploring Energy-Time Entanglement Using Geometric Phase,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101.18 (2008), 180405, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.180405.
  24. E. J. Galvez, M. Malik, and B. C. Melius, “Phase shifting of an interferometer using nonlocal quantum-state correlations,” Phys. Rev. A 75.2 (2007), 020302(R), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.020302.
  25. M. Pysher, E. Galvez, K. Misra, K. Wilson, B. Melius, and M. Malik, “Nonlocal labeling of paths in a single-photon interferometer,” Phys. Rev. A 72.5 (2005), 52327, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.052327.