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Dr Jonathan Matthews

Dr Jonathan Matthews

Dr Jonathan Matthews
MSci(Bristol), MSc(Bristol), PhD, MSc(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Quantum Technology

Area of research

Quantum Photonics

HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3940018

Research summary

Quantum metrology. From photography to the ultra-precise iterferometers used to detect gravitational waves, light has proven to be a fansatstic way to quantify our surroundings. Quantum mechanics defines the limit in quality of optical measurements. For example, the precision that laser interferometers can measure subtle changes in distance is limited by shot noise. By careful engineering of quantum properties of light — e.g. single photons, entanglement and squeezing — we know that we can surpase previously understood "limits" in precision measurement. Such quantum-enhanced techniques in optical measurement have the potential to impact whenever precision measurement with light is deployed ...

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I am a lecturer in the School of Physics, University of Bristol, and I lead the EPSRC funded research activity of experimental quantum metrology, within the Centre for Quantum Photonics and QETLabs entities. I hold a five year EPSRC early career research fellowship (awarded 2015) in quantum technologies, to develop photonic quantum enhanced sensors and I am an investigator on the quantum-enhanced imaging hub QUANTIC (part of the UK national quantum technologies programme, initiated in 2014). I was previously awarded a Leverhulme Trust early career fellowship in 2012 to study photonic implementations if quantum walks and I received my EPSRC ...

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Selected publications

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