Development of a multiplexed source in compound semiconductors
Geraint graduated from Swansea University in 2012 with a first class MPhys in Physics. His final project was investigating magnetic monopoles as soliton solutions in different theories and attempting to find numerical solutions to some of these theories. He is interested in developing quantum algorithms and working with integrated photonic chips to realise these algorithms. In his spare time, Geraint plays rugby and enjoys playing electric and bass guitar.
Quantum in Molecular Aggregates
Samuel graduated from the University of Oxford in 2015 with a master's degree in Physics and Philosophy. During a final year focussing on quantum information and biological physics, Samuel completed a master's project in the Oxford Optical Quantum Technologies Group under Dr Brian J. Smith. This experimental project measured the purity of a single photon source using the width of the Hong-Ou-Mandel interference dip. During his first year of the QECDT Samuel is looking forward to tackling a theory project, and an experimental project in an unfamiliar area. In his spare time Samuel maintains a keen interest in philosophy, particularly philosophy of science and foundations of quantum mechanics.
Realisation of an atom frequency comb quantum memory in diamond
Martin studied Physics at Imperial College London, graduating in 2015 with first class MSci degree. Having come from France to study in the UK originally out of an interest in Laser Science, he gradually saw his interests shift slowly to light-matter interaction in general, and in particular within the context of Quantum Technologies. Martin enjoyed his Master's project under Dr Florian Mintert, working on the optimal control of atomic three-level lambda systems. His interests are focused around the coherent control of quantum systems, and the interactions between photons and matter qubits. On the side, he enjoys playing table tennis and the piano, and a never-ending search for good food.
Mid-Infrared Integrated Silicon Quantum Photonics
Lawrence studied at the University of Sheffield where he graduated from his MPhys degree in 2014 with a first class honours. It was during the third year of study that Lawrence's interest in quantum mechanics piqued, whilst instigating the optimisation of photoluminescence signal emitted from semiconductor quantum dots. He worked at the National Physical Laboratory for a summer project studying the radiation patterns produced by antennae. His final year research project was under the supervision of Dr Pieter Kok, which involved looking at the unitary evolution of pure quantum states in Hilbert spaces of varying dimensionality. This was published in Physical Review A. In his free time Lawrence enjoys playing guitar and watching live music.
Scanning magnetometry with single-spin sensors
After a B.Sc. in physics at the University of Trento (Italy), Lucio continued his studies and obtained the master’s degree with honours, specialising in nanophotonics. His final project involved the optimisation, fabrication and testing of a novel geometry of optical ring resonator. After the graduation he worked for some months at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento), stuying the design of integrated photonic devices and carrying out XPS analysis. His research interests include classical and quantum optics, with an eye towards towards their technological applications. In his spare time, he loves hiking, cooking, reading and much more.