Ph.D. Physics – UMBC, 1996
Dr. Pittman was previously an experimental physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
My primary interests are in the areas of quantum information, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and foundations of quantum mechanics. My current research efforts involve experimental work on:
“Heralding on the detection of zero photons”, C.M. Nunn, J.D. Franson, and T.B. Pittman, Phys. Rev. A 104, 033717 (2021)
“Ladder-type electromagnetically induced transparency using nanofiber-guided light in a warm atomic vapor,” D.E. Jones, J.D. Franson, and T.B. Pittman, Phys. Rev. A 92, 043806 (2015)
“Generation of entangled photon holes using quantum interference,” T.B. Pittman and J.D. Franson, Phys. Rev. A 74, 041801(R) (2006)
Experimental controlled-NOT gate for single photons in the coincidence basis, T.B. Pittman, M.J. Fitch, B.C. Jacobs, and J.D. Franson, Phys. Rev. A 68, 032316 (2003)
“Violation of Bell’s inequality with photons from independent sources,” T.B. Pittman and J.D. Franson, Phys. Rev. Lett 90, 240401 (2003)
“Can two-photon interference be considered the interference of two photons?,” T.B. Pittman, D.V. Strekalov, A. Migdall, M.H. Rubin, A.V. Sergienko, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1917-1920 (1996).
A complete list of publications can be found at