Centre for Quantum Photonics
Our goal in the Centre for Quantum Photonics is to explore fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, as well as work towards future photonic quantum technologies by generating, manipulating and measuring single photons as well as the quantum systems that emit these photons.
The Centre spans the School of Physics and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculties of Science and Engineering, and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.
The academic members of the Centre are:
Professor Jeremy O'Brien, Director of CQP
Professor John Rarity, Head of Photonics
Dr Mark Thompson, Deputy Director of CQP
Dr Ruth Oulton, EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow
Dr Jonathan Matthews, Leverhulme Research Fellow
Dr Graham Marshall, Marie Curie Research Fellow
Our research areas include:
- Optical Quantum Computing (O'Brien, Rarity, Thompson, Matthews)
- Quantum Cryptography (O'Brien, Rarity, Thompson)
- Integrated Quantum Photonics (O'Brien, Rarity, Thompson, Matthews, Marshall)
- Quantum Metrology (Matthews, O'Brien, Rarity)
- Quantum Information with Photonic Crystal Fibres (Rarity)
- Solid State-Photonic Quantum Information Science (Oulton)
- Quantum Measurement and Control (O'Brien)
A number of funding organisations support our research.