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, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies and Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Professor John Rarity, Professor of Optical Communication Systems
  • Dr Mark Thompson, Deputy Director of CQP, Director of the Quantum Engineering CDT and Reader in Quantum Photonics
  • Dr Ruth Oulton, Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow
  • Dr Jonathan Matthews, Lecturer and Leverhulme Research Fellow
  • Dr Chris Erven, Lecturer
  • Dr Peter Turner, Lecturer
  • Dr Graham Marshall, Marie Curie Research Fellow


A number of funding organisations support our research.