Areas of research

We have already witnessed key breakthroughs that will lead to the development of large-scale quantum technologies in the future, and it is clear that photonics is leading the way.

With the development of the Quantum in the Cloud resource and the integrated quantum chip, the University of Bristol is at the forefront of this quantum revolution, and now we must push photonic technology forward while integrating it with other promising quantum platforms.

The Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Bristol is uniquely placed to bridge the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics and computer science. In addition to this, we work closely with chemists, biologists and life scientists.

Our goal is to explore the fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics while working towards future photonic quantum technologies by generating, manipulating and measuring single photons as well as the quantum systems that emit these photons.

We harness these discoveries and scale them through cutting-edge engineering processes to form practical devices and technologies.

Anticipated future quantum technologies include:


Quantum physics makes you wonder how and why the world works.

Professor Jeremy O'Brien, Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol
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