Quantum Seminar: Using Quantum Mechanics to detect COVID-19 Disease
Prof. Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University
In general quantum biophotonics is a hot topic and various examples will be given. As a case in point, some time ago we used quantum coherence (FAST CARS) to detect anthrax [1,2]. For the past months we have been researching the application of, e.g., quantum coherence and quantum entanglement to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies  and map the surface of a single COVID-19 virus  using FAST CARS with Enhanced Resolution (FASTER CARS).
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 “Optimizing the laser-pulse configuration for coherent Raman spectroscopy,” D. Pestov, et al., Science, 316(5822), 265-268 (2007).
 "Enhancing Sensitivity of Lateral Flow Assay with Application to SARS-CoV-2", T. Peng, et al., Applied Physics Letters, 117, 120601 (2020).
 “Laser Spectroscopic Technique for Direct Identification of a Single Virus I: FASTER CARS”, V. Deckert, et al., PNAS, 117 (45) 27820-27824 (2020).